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26 Apr 12 #326715 by Manor9988
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Can anyone please tell me what is aksed/what usually goes on at FDA. I havent yet had the questionnaire from stbx sols re my form E yet our FDA is 16/5/12 and as questionnaire gives 28 days to respond then I do not have to respond to requests for additional info (if any) until after FDA. So what happens at FDA , what questions do stbx sols likely to ask me about? What type questions will judge ask me at FDA ?
I am self rep. Thanks

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26 Apr 12 #326742 by hadenoughnow
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This may help

www.wikivorce.com/divorce/Divorce-Advice...xpect-in-my-FDA.html

If you use the search bar at the top of the page, you will find other threads about FDA/First hearing.

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26 Apr 12 #326753 by Hereshopin
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Hi, I think you can probably expect your questionnaire etc from the other side on 15/5/12 or thereabouts. They seem to take pride in ignoring the court dates because there is no sanctions whatsoever for doing this. That creates a bit of extra tension for you then which they will thrive on. Sorry if I seem a bit bitter. It really is nothing to worry about though because you won''t be expected to answer them until 28 days after the hearing. If there are any you don''t feel you should answer then tell the judge and they will decide if they need to be answered or not. If you need longer to answer them then say so. I''ve just had my FDA and it lasted about ten minutes. Judge was very friendly and seemed to make a point of letting me have my say as her solicitor was trying to do all the talking. We just agreed on valuations of stuff - pensions and house basically. We didn''t go through the questions or anything. Judge just said ''Any issues? No. Good. Bye'' Don''t worry about it. Good luck.

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