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Non Compliance

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04 Mar 21 - 04 Mar 21 #515988 by underthewheel
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My ex wife applied for a Financial Order. I do not have a solicitor but completed the E1 and other requested documents and filed and exchanged them within the deadline. She does have a solicitor but they did not complete the E1 or sign it. I recieved one sheet with the signature (not attached to the E1) weeks later.

The E1 was wholly incomplete, there was no income needs filled out and not one total given throughout the document.

The next deadline given by the court was to complete a chronology, statement of issues and G1.

I completed these and stated that I only had two questions as the E1 was incomplete and completed the G1 stating that I was not ready to proceed because of this. I filed and exchanged these documents again as ordered by the court on March 1st, the hearing should be on March the 15th.

This time they have exchanged nothing and there has been no correspondence.

1) Is there anything I can do in order for them to comply with what the court has ordered us to do? We had 2 months to complete the E1 and she has a solicitor to help!

2) Wishful thinking, could this be a sign that they are up to something else?

3) Will the Judge be cross at this lack of compliance?!

P.S - I am the respondent!
Last edit: 04 Mar 21 by underthewheel.

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26 Mar 21 #516238 by wikivorce team
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Its not that unusual for one party to fail to do their side of the paperwork,

In large part that is what the purpose of the FDA hearing is.

Make sure that you raise the issue with the judge during the hearing. (they may turn up with the papers on the day).

The penalty for being late with paperwork at this early stage of the process is usually not much more than a telling off and a new order giving extended deadlines.

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