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30 Apr 12 #327531 by Ukellie
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Advice please I am in the middle of a very stressful divorce nither of us accepting the grounds for divorce I know the advice on that is just let him do it - however we are now 4 weeks away from the initial hearing barrister booked so now that I am on that rd what can I expect from the initial hearing at court what will happen, will my barrister be able to put all my evidence to his barrister or the judge ( I have lots of evidence to disprove what he is saying)

If anyone can give me advice on this situation it would be appreciated

Regards Ellie

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30 Apr 12 #327534 by blonde cazza
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is there any point in contesting?!...i receved a Petition full of lies as he wanted to be in controll.One reason on mine was i never let my ex see his parents or the children...he worked for his parents and his mum picked our son upfrom school xx

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30 Apr 12 #327537 by TomAdams
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Don''t let your exes barrister drag you down. Maintain your dignity, accept you have done wrong and try not to get into the mudslinging.

I self represented in court after reading the nonsense that my wife''s barristers had compiled. I did not want to pay 1000s to go down that destructive path.

The judge saw I was not keen to engage and dismissed their piles of paperwork as "tittle tattle" and then worked with us on the issues that we needed to resolve before the next hearing.

Initially it was successful but my wifes solicitors were not happy and came back with more extreme demands restricting me to supervised access with my children 3 months on and the judge that time round went with it and brought CAFCASS ("not fit for purpose") in.

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