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Court date, nightmare divorce

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05 Oct 20 #514342 by Buncey
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The saga continues - FDR was cancelled a day before we were due to go to court. Our respective counsels thrashed out a deal. I wasn't 100% happy with it (is anyone?), but agreed to it because I wanted the nightmare to be over. Ex said she wanted a few days to think about it (yet another stalling tactic). She finally came back and said she didn't accept the offer and did not give a counter offer. I've heard nothing from her in nearly 2 months. FDR has been listed for March 2021, but it seems pointless having an FDR as we were negotiating. I'm an LiP and sent her solicitor a letter two weeks ago regarding rule 9.37A which directs parties to make proposals in the event of a failed FDR or if there has been no FDR. She has not responded. This is causing me untold stress and anxiety. Is there anything I can do to get her back to the table? She has no real incentive to get the divorce finalised as she is in the family home and also receives 100% of the income from a buy to let property.
Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks

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