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03 Oct 12 #359075 by amefbi
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I received stbx ridiculous offer via his sols.(only about MH and pension)

I dont have a solicitor and replied and gave his sols all info on our financial issues and my outgoings list.

Told them I will not be going back and forth with offers and this is my first, last and final offer. Gave them 14days to either accept or decline. As I will be filing for MPS in 3-4 weeks time.

Received letter from Stbx sols 13days later they are in the process of obtaining their clients substantive instructions and will be in contact.

How long do I have to wait now.

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03 Oct 12 #359084 by Action
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I think I''d be tempted to remind his solicitors of your deadline. They could drag it on for ages otherwise.

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03 Oct 12 #359090 by tiredandirritated
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I would contact them again (as stated above) and tell them that the 14 day dead line has passed and you require an answer straight away please as they have had ample enough time to deal with this already.

The court may look at this as them dragging their heels.

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03 Oct 12 #359100 by amefbi
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Dont know if Ive been to ''''pushy'''' really.

Stbx''s offer was 1st offer and his sols can only advise him on what she knows from him.

His sols must be shocked after receiving 4 pages of the facts and figures about our financial matters, and 1 page of my outgoings list and 1 page of my claim. And then gave them 14days to decide.

Stbx Sols will be asking him many questions now. Married to him for 40yrs I know he wont comply or give accurate info.

Petition was filed to Court on 3 Sept by them. I Respondant have not received the acknowledgement yet. I will need the case number to file form A.

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