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  • maryj49
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16 Jul 12 #343391 by maryj49
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Hi All

Just popped on for some advice. I can apply for my Absolute in 10 days but a financial settlement has not yet been agreed.

My ex has told me he can just do a runner and not give anything financially.

Please does anybody know the procedure in these circumstances?

Thank you


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16 Jul 12 #343397 by NoWhereToTurnl
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Hi MJ,

Mine was a drawn out and difficult financial order, despite it being a 35yr marriage, my exh was adamant I would not get a penny. Due to the circumstances, the court would not grant the Absolute until the financial order was in place.

From reading other posts I am relieved the court insisted on the above as I believe we would never have reached a settlement. It would make the whole process more difficult if he did a "runner", might be best to delay the application for Absolute.

Best wishes,

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16 Jul 12 #343399 by livinginhope
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Don''t get the Absolute before Finance sorted.

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16 Jul 12 #343402 by maryj49
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Thank you for the replies.

I am concerned as I belive if I don''t get the Absolute after a period of time he has the right to get it. Is this correct?

Thank you

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16 Jul 12 #343403 by maisymoos
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Yes he could apply in time but as Respondant this would involve a court hearing, which would give you the opportunity to voice your concerns.

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