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is it too late?

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28 May 07 #442 by pinkfish
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Sorry for posting this twice, I hit the wrong button.

Thanks for previous replys to my other post.

I think I have signed the Consent Order. It was hand written at the court and typed up by his solicitor. However when we left the chambers x said he was only going to pay mortgage for may and then nothing. When my solicitor got a copy of the papers this had been written in to the order by xs sol. This was not in the document I signed surely this can't be legal or right? Is it too late or can I do anything about this?

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28 May 07 #443 by wikivorce team
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I agree that anything added to the agreement by your ex's solicitor is not fair and you should refuse to sign until it is removed.

The only angle you might have to get the whole thing reviewed is this missing bank acount - but you knew about this last week so what happened in court with regard to this bank account. If at a later date you can prove that this was not disclosed and that there were significant funds in the account then you may have a shot at getting the Consent Order overruled and a new one negotiated.

Speak to your solicitor about this.

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28 May 07 #444 by maggie
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If you can go back to court for a review because you've found out something was wrong do you have to pay solicitors again ?

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28 May 07 #445 by maggie
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Who keeps the original handwritten documents we sign at FA or FDR ?
Shouldn't both parties have a photocopy?
Shouldn't the District Judge spot that unilateral addition when it goes back to her/him
Do DJs read stuff?
Are they responsible for anything?
Mine failed to spot some crucial information was missing - can I sue?????

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