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Not sticking to Court Timetable, what to do.

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28 Jul 12 #345794 by Jasperger
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Hi,

My STBX, who is the Petitioner, is not keeping to the Court''s timetable following the First Hearing. With the property valuations, she is a month behind in supplying a selection of Chartered Surveyors from which I must choose to value the matrimonial home, since we cannot agree on the value. She hasn''t produced bank statements, required on the form E, nor as a result to Form E questions. Time is running oout I feel, with less than 8 weeks to go before FDR. My solicitor has given a final deadline by which the answers must be with me, but I suspect that this deadline will pass without result. I know that there is an option of a Penalty Notice being issued, but that may not look good in the Court''s eyes, and it is costly, takes time and needs to be served in person, so I will have to pay for a professional server (or whatever they are called) Even then, my STBX may be slow to respond.

Is there a better way of doing this, for example, by engaging a Chartered Surveyor myself and turning up at the FDR with that valuation? Will it be accepted by the Court, or will my money wasted?

I think that my STBX is delaying things deliberatley, perhaps even trying to hide money. I think that to postpone the FDR will play into her hands.

Any ideas?

Thank you in anticipation

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29 Jul 12 #345936 by amefbi
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Im the Respondant in the beginning of the divorce but my husband has this attitude.
He has and still is deliberately hiding and spending money and getting rid of assets.

I have traced and kept records of what he is doing without his knowledge as I believe I will need this in future.

This is the kind of situation that I know for sure is going to happen to me.

As a newbie I cannot help but the Professionals on this site will. Thank you for posting this and I will follow the comments.

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