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What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

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30 Aug 12 #352848 by emmydaniels
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Hi am about to represent myself at my final hearing in October, My ex husbands solcitors are not providing me with any information regarding dates that we have to exchange our financial disclosure etc, can I request these dates from the Court

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30 Aug 12 #352851 by .Charles
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You should have a copy of the order made at the FDR hearing (if there was one) and/or subsequent orders which have the relevant Directions.

You can request copies from the court although these may cost you if they have been sent to you previously. My court charges £5 per document. If the document exceeds 10 pages each additional page is 50p.

One of the things that will be required for the final hearing is a trial bundle. Where there is a litigant in person (applicant or respondent) and the opposing party is represented by a solicitor, the solicitor has to prepare the bundles and provide copies to the court and to the other side. So, you should receive a full bundle from the other side although they may levy a charge for this.

Charles

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