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Disinstructing my solicitor & Self Representation

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05 Jun 12 #335164 by cmackay1234
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My situation - the divorce Nisi was issued on the 5 year seperation (dec 2012) and everything was amicable, my ex then issued a Financial Anclilary order, i then instructed a solicitor, on a reccomendation lol, to represented me, 5 months later i feel that things have spiralled out of control with both solicitors making a fortune !and nothing finalised, the 1st hearing was 13th April and the judge ordered that valuations of properties and questionaires to be served by 8th June 2012 & valuations by 25th May 2012 (i realise that this date has gone) the solicitors just seem happy to keep sending letters and not doing anything.
I have the FDR on 3rd July 2012.
I would be very grateful if anybody has been in a similar and could offer a bit of advise, i am going to disinstruct my solicitor again if any body could shed a little light, i just want to sort this out with out wasting any more money that should be given to the children,

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11 Jun 12 #336084 by jonathancj
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Was there any attempt art meditation first? If there wasn''t, it''s still not too late and it may work out a lot cheaper.

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Hi, Yes we did go to mediation, i have now disinstructed my solicitor, saved £1,000 by contacting the surveyor directly (there are 7 properties involved)
Thanks for your time

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