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Form E, bank statements, splitting assetts etc

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11 Nov 07 #6348 by jony
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Help very much appreciated again,
Been seperated over 4 months, through solicitors exchanged form Es a few weeks ago.
divorce petition sent a few weeks ago, ex2b doesn't seem to want to negotiate and my solicitor thinks it will have to go through full court process unless there is a change.
Solicitor says as first form E exchange was voluntary ,we have to update form E for court and exchange again but this could be a month or two away.
We've both opened seperate accounts now, me over last few weeks, and I'm wondering what date is used re finace splitting, is it the petition date ie a few weeks ago, or original form E submission, or when updated form E is sent in a month or twos time?
Also do I have to disclose my new bank account data in a few months time, in addition to the 12 months of bank statements already exchanged.
If so, and if this is then effectively split between us, obviously its better for me to be incurring any expenditure that I need to now, rather than later.

thanks in advance for any advice.

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11 Nov 07 #6349 by loobyloo
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Hi Jony
I am in middle of court procedure having my fdr in 3 weeks.


the from is is a full frank and honest disclosure at the time you complete it. The judge usually sets the date for itss completion and then you get chance to ask re any discrepencies... both parties...
Its a very complex and long winded affair mine gone on since march... but it depends on cooperation of you both toward the court etc as had 3 1st appoinments with judge each time something wrong (not my side) so adjourned.
Good luck and dont get too bogged down with it all
looby

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11 Nov 07 #6376 by jony
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Thanks very much for your advice, looks like I need to do it again when judge sets date.
I was hoping i could carry on life without my wife and her sol anaysing absolutely everything going in and out of my new current account.

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