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Husband Lying in Petition for Divorce

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17 Apr 12 #324459 by LittleMrMike
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Hmmm - well, I made my point but I still think blaming the solicitors in most cases is unfair. The problem lies with '' the system '' and reducing the period of separation would go a long way to ending the present nonsense.


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17 Apr 12 #324476 by soulruler
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If I sound like I am blaming solicitors I apologise as I have met plenty of solicitors whom I have liked along the way.

I think we have a collective responsibility and that solicitors, being trained in these matters, are more liable and more responsible than those of us who are not legally/professionally trained.

I note in the trial of the nazi mass murderer that the Norwegian court system has appointed 3 lay judges so that normal citizens can be involved in the court process.

One of them stated that he believed that the accused should receive the death penalty and he has now been removed as Norway does not recognise the death penalty.

I realise that was his personal opinion, one which others also share, but I wonder in the wisedom of removing him (although I do understand that the hearing cannot be seen to be prejudiced and by implication he has already stated that he believes the person to be tried as already guilty) but if lay judges are to be appointed maybe there should be better protection and also better guidance regarding what they can reveal to the press and what they can not (in regards to contempt of court of the media I also think that the media should be held responsible for contempt).

Still, the trial is ongoing and no doubt in time we will all find out the consequences and the verdict.

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