I wonder can anybody help me here. I was a victim of Domestic abuse from my ex husband. Ex pleaded guilty to the first charge and since June of last year an ongoing restraining order was put in place by the court to protect me from further harassment and abuse.
I have put all this in my form E, however the other side have raised this in their questions and now want me to write down the abuse that took place in no longer than 10 pages, so that my ex can make his own comments on it.
I have already done all by giving my statements to the police of which my ex is well aware. I am moving on from all this and I am currently on medication and in counselling to help me get over this.
I am really at the end of my thedder with this man and currently feel my nerves are about to go. should I say to the judge at the FDA that I have already given my statements regarding the abuse to the police hence, ex's guilty plea and an ongoing restraining order is in place because of this.
I would really appreciate your opinion on this. Thank you in advance.
I am sorry to hear about your experience.
In financial proceedings, it is the financial impact of any abuse that is relevant. So did it affect your earning ability for example??
If you have not yet had your first hearing, you can ask the judge to strike out or amend this question. In light of recent publicity about domestic abusers being able to carry on their abuse into family proceedings, you should get a sympathetic hearing.
NB You do not need to answer any of their questions until after FDA.
If you are not confident about speaking up, you can write a list of the questions that you want struck out and briefly explain why.