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01 Jun 21 - 01 Jun 21 #516860 by divorcehelp2020
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Hi,

I have given without prejudice for Finance settlement and gave 14 days time to respond, It has been nearly 20 days but there is no response. I need advice what should I do next?

Give them a reminder and ask them to respond in certain time?
If they don't respond then what options do I have? Should I go for MIAM meeting and apply in court? But for MIAM meeting, I will have to ask them if they are willing to attend and share the cost?

so I am just wondering what should be the content of my first reminder email to respond? and if they choose not to respond then what should be the content of my email?

Any help is really appreciated.

Thanks
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01 Jun 21 #516861 by .Charles
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There is no obligation to respond to a without prejudice offer. Also, if you gave 14 days to respond and this has elapsed, the recipient may think that the opportunity to respond has passed.

If no application has been made to the Court, a without prejudice offer may be inappropriate unless the finances are very straightforward.

You can apply for mediation and a mediator will assess the suitability for mediation. If it's not suitable you will receive a certificate which will allow you to issue an application. 'Not being suitable' could be one of the parties declining to attend mediation.

Charles

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02 Jun 21 #516871 by divorcehelp2020
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Thank you soo much for the reply.

Do you think I should send a reminder email to them or just go through mediation?

Thanks

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02 Jun 21 #516873 by mirage63
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Regarding costs for mediation we were told £100 for a first session where you meet the mediator alone and £150 for further joint sessions. If you go along to the first session they will contact the other party and give them 2 weeks to book an appointment or decline.

I think you can agree to split costs for the joint sessions, you don't have to pay their share.

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03 Jun 21 #516882 by divorcehelp2020
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Thanks for the response.

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16 Jun 21 #517001 by divorcehelp2020
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Hi,

If my ex accept to do mediation then both will pay separately for the mediation fee?

Thanks

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16 Jun 21 #517002 by mirage63
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You don't have to pay for her mediation costs but she may well refuse mediation if you don't pay. Usually its a joint fee for joint sessions.

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