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can he represent himself?

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17 Jan 08 #10914 by doodles
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my ex 2b soon has suddenly decided after 6 months of going through divorce that he doesnt want a solicitor to act on his behalf and has collected his papers and refuses to communicate. my nsi is due this month how doe we now sort all this out as im sure its just to stall the whole process and make me suffer. :angry:

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17 Jan 08 #10915 by LittleMrMike
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In answer to your question, the answer is Yes - of course he can represent himself. But that doesn't mean he can play ducks and drakes with the Court process and get away with it. If he isn't playing ball, your solicitors go to Court and ask for an order - including a direction that he pays the costs for wasting everyone's time.

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17 Jan 08 #10935 by Josh2008
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Anyone can represent themselves and they are known then as litigants in person or LIP for short, just means they are not using legal assistance.

You say the nisi is due this month, if you are the petitioner then you are in control of the divorce process, once the nisi has been issued the petitioner can seek absolute after 6 weeks and 1 day.

The court can delay that if other matters have not been finalised

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17 Jan 08 #10937 by doodles
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i am the respondent. i was divorcing him initially for domestic violence, hence unreasonable behaviour but he was digging heels in and denying it ad i wanted to get on with it and by then both had new partners so i let him divorce me on adultery to get rid

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