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22 Feb 08 #14701 by Angel557
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After being in that court for over 4 hours on weds , things are strating to come back to me, 1 thing that has me baffled me, him , my counsel were in front of the judge talking about negoitiating when ex said he wanted his g/f present ? which i refused anyhow the judge allowed him to consult his g/f before me and him wnet into a side room but my counsel also discused it in front of her with me in another room, if she is part of all this should'nt her finances have been on the table aswell to get the full picture before she suggests me and the kids are worth £20 per week.

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22 Feb 08 #14713 by gone1
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Yes of course. You solicitor should be asking for a full and frank disclosure of the state of his finances. And that of course includes hers as he is living with her. By living with her it lessons his outgoings and making him have more disposable cash. Its much cheaper to live with someone than on your own. Ask me how I know. Ask for full disclosure angel. Its the only way. Chris

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22 Feb 08 #14803 by Elle
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Chris,
Having been instructed by court for full and formal disclosure in 2001, there are still 2 assets undisclosed. I have asked 6 times in writing and gawd knows how many verbally when self reppin.....and not even an acknowledgement.....when represented...the sols said to ignore....I am frustrated....why have laws and obligations if not enforceable.....am i being pig headed in expecting disclosure....if not .....any suggestions how I can get them ....
Elle

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