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S25 statement to be written for final hearing

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06 May 12 #328716 by poppy5
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Hi

can anyone advise how I refer to the ex ? Do I use his name or do I say the Respondent ? Do I refer to myself as I ?

Also can anyone clarify when the term Applicant is used rather than Petitioner ?

And finally as there are (very unusually!) to be no other documents except for the form E''s and this statement at the final hearing, can I express my opinions in my S25 statement or must it all be factual ?

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06 May 12 #328720 by dukey
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Hello Poppy

To save confusion write respondent husband, if it was you who applied for AR.

If he made the application then you are the respondent wife.

Petitioner is now a dead word though still widely used, the Petitioner is the person who asks for the divorce, not a financial order.

As you go through your s25 statement you say what you need, they can be very long winded though so it may help to produce a much shorter skeleton argument, this basically is we have this i would like it to be shared in this way and here are the reason why.

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06 May 12 #328727 by poppy5
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Hey Dukey

Thanks for that.

The judge has said "No more than 6 pages of A4"

If we get the same judge as we''ve always had it won''t be necessary to write too much because he will remember my ex (oh yes he will) but I am mindfull of the fact that it could be a different judge couldn''t it ? In which case all he will know is what is in our form E''s...

Do the judges try and see all their own cases ?

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06 May 12 #328729 by dukey
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Poppy

It wont be the same judge, for reasons i wont bore you with it must be a new judge or at least not the judge you had at FDR.

I have a copy of an s25 statement if you like i could pm it so you can see how they are done.

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06 May 12 #328733 by poppy5
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"Our" judge has had every hearing ( about 6 of them ) except the FDR. We have a date for Final so will the court know who the judge will be if I phone them do you think ?

Yes please to sample :)

Also - I have noticed my link in the Self Rep sticky, for some examples of chronology and questionnaires I put up in the early days doesn''t work anymore. Can I upload them somewhere else for others to use?

Thanks

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06 May 12 #328736 by dukey
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Sample on the way, you need a chronology? that would have been completed before FDA.

Anyway here is one.


The date of birth of the parties and children
The date of cohabitation if you argue seemless cohab to marriage
The date of marriage
The date of separation
The date of the petition
The date of the Nisi if decreed
The date of the Forms E
The date of the FDA

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06 May 12 #328737 by poppy5
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Nooooooo I don''t need a chronology !

I put some examples of a chronology, Form G, Questionairre etc in the resources section about 3 - 4 years ago but now the link doesn''t work anymore. See the link in the sticky section of Self Representation.

I would like to put these examples somewhere on the site so that the lovely community can still access them and benefit it from them, in the way I have done over the years.

It was enormously useful to me to be able to see the way the courts likes these documents to be laid out and worded.

Do you know where I can upload them to ?

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