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15 May 12 #330583 by chrissiemay67
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I am desperate to know if i can respond to my ex''s statement of issues as i do not want the judge obtaining false info, everything on my ex''s statement of issues is incorrect, if i can respond how and when do i do it, any advise please as got first hearing in 2 weeks

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15 May 12 #330592 by Hamilton1
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Hi Chrissie May,

Do you have a first appointment - if so have you received a copy of the standard directions? - You should file your own statement of issues. The Judge will not want anything that is personal - they will want the issues limited to finances so for example :

1. The Value of the Former matrimonial home is not agreed.

2. The Respondent has not disclosed his pension with ........etc

If your husband has listed a massive rant the judge will be able to see through that.

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15 May 12 #330633 by chrissiemay67
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Thank you for your reply but my situation is in 2008 after i got divorced a Consent Order was made up and included maintenance to be paid for my daughter to include tertiary education well my daughter took 2 gap years and took up working away for seasonal work but then came back home before taking up seasonal work some 200 miles away and then back home, well my ex through my solicitor got informed that our daughter commenced university sep 2011 but he stated he couldn''t afford it at the time but his statement of issues he states that our daughter left sec education 3 years ago but it''s only 2 also our daughter had been supporting herself whilst working away but my arguement she had no choice to support herself as she couldn''t commute home every day, at the end of the day should it matter how many gap years she took between education at the end of the day the consent order states tertiary education and she is now in full time education, i just want the judge to be informed that it was only 2 gap years not 3 and she had no choice to support herself for those seasonal months but how do i inform judge

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