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13 Apr 12 #323512 by puss4114
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I got divorced last year, now I am going through the financial part. I have a solicitor and have filled in all the forms required, but my ex husband has not replied. The first hearing is to be held in 3 weeks and there is still no answer from my ex, even though the papers have been served on him by the courts. He did''nt reply at all to the divorce last year and seems to be doing exactly the same this time. My solicitor has now suggested we adjourn the first hearing and take another direction. It is costing me a lot of money and I am so confused and stressed I don''t know what to do. Can someone please advise. Thanks

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13 Apr 12 #323524 by jonathancj
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I''m not too sure what the other direction is exactly. Why not apply for an order with penal notice attached for him to file his documents within seven days? Then if he ignores it, you can summon him to court with a view to him being locked up until he plays ball. I have to say, it rarely comes to that. The threat is almost always all it takes.

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