Just wanted to know what experience any others have had self repping with support from a Mckenzie friend.
I used a solicitor for the Decree Nisi but ex was obstructive and challenging which increased the costs (refused to acknowledge divorce papers, refused papers from process server and attended court with girlfriend to contest divorce)...all very odd as he was the one to leave.
Anyway...2 years in...mediation attempted and failed...communication ad hoc and usually on his terms (sometimes emails are acceptable, other times he refuses to communicate at all)I know that I have to move forward and address finances..have approached a Mckenzie friend who sounds excellent and is a trained barrister. Not sure if I can do this on my own so hopefully this is next best thing. As ex is self employed I am predicting more challenging times ahead as we attempt to resolve how equity is shared!
Many many people have to go through the court process without a lawyer, they just can`t afford it, MF`s can be a great help, what does this one charge?.
Be aware MF`s are very limited in what they can do in court itself, you will need to spend a fair amount of time learning the ropes, and crucially focusing on the important facts in your case, often the biggest mistake for those acting in person is not to focus on what is actually important.