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Lies at FDR

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11 Jul 12 #342430 by stresseduk
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I attended FDR on monday. My x lied about my income at present forwarding financial evidence from over 12mths ago when i was receivin dla, carers allowance ad tax credits for my son who has now left school and is not at college or in work.He also said he was my youngest main carer, and we have shared care agreed by us both. I no longer receive any of the above so my income has been reduced by over £1,000 per month.My barrister or solicitor did not question this and i was basically told to sell the house and take half the equity. I have to rehouse 3 boys,and am unable to get a mortgage.What can i do.

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11 Jul 12 #342432 by dukey
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If what he said was factually incorrect prove it, get the paperwork to show you don`t receive those benefits,if you go to a final hearing you will have a new judge with fresh eyes but make sure you can show your true financial position.

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11 Jul 12 #342460 by cookie2
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If your barrister and solicitor did not question it then they must have good reason not to question it. Why not ask them why they did not question it?

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11 Jul 12 #342547 by BallsOfSteel
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Remember this is the FDR and is not the final hearing, in real terms it means nothing and people still lie till this stage. It will all come out at the FH if you get that far.

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