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Filling in Form A 'Ancillary Relief'

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10 Jan 08 #10398 by Josh2008
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Anyone know when applying for ancillary relief and say only ticking the 'Property Adjustment' box

Can you later go for another option i.e. 'Lump Sum'

Looking at the form, I am unsure whether to just tick all applicable boxes or go for them one at a time

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10 Jan 08 #10401 by Fiona
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Apply for all and keep your options open by ticking all the boxes !:)

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10 Jan 08 #10415 by Jacko
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My wife is in the process 0f updating her claim for ancillary relief

before we have had our 1st appointement

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11 Jan 08 #10430 by attilladahun
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Apply for all and keep your options open by ticking all the boxes -is the correct answer- if you have to apply later it costs another £210 fee unless one is fees exempt!!

Anyway put in all as it may be appropriate to dismiss all or some claims in the final order

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11 Jan 08 #10433 by Vail
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Josh,

Fiona and Attila are on the button. Tick all the boxes as you can always and quite easily withdraw from something but it's not so easy to add something in.

if you are worried that you xtb may be upset that you seem to be prepared to claim for everything, don't worry - explain it as above, it's part of the legal process.

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11 Jan 08 #10440 by maggie
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My ex misinterpreted my Form A as me "going for everything" and from then on to him it was outright war.
it pays to get your respondent educated on the divorce process.Maybe the co-respondent would benefit from being sent a copy of divorce for dummies?
About Form A - if you tick pension sharing as a possibility-
does someone have to alert the pension scheme at that point?
If so, whose job is that - how is the pension scheme alerted and what does the scheme do about it?

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11 Jan 08 #10458 by Josh2008
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Many thanks for the replies.

Although I am sat on over £220k equity in the house, I have been off work due to illness and currently on income support.

I qualify for court fee exemption

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