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29 Nov 07 #8054 by Mrs Ingledew
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My stbx is getting legal aid! laughable but anyway somehow he has done it.
Now he committed adultery and my understanding is he would normally pick up cots but he is saying that he won't as we are both responsible for the breakdown of our marriage.

My solicitor is still filing for him to pay costs.

He has no money (on paper!!) any guesses as to the outcome?

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04 Dec 07 #8403 by BlueGangster
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You need to supply some more info here. Who filed the divorce and on what grounds. What assets are jointly owned in the relationship?

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04 Dec 07 #8407 by soulmanuk
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how did he manage to get legal aid? i only work part time plus WTC, i have £14 a month spare after all my housing costs and i got turned down.

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05 Dec 07 #8468 by Mrs Ingledew
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I filed on the grounds of adultery.
He is not earning - but has had dividends of several thousand this tax year. Owes masses in tax debt from last year. Is not earning - see thread on hidden earnings.

No idea how he got legal aid.

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