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Ancillary Relief

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22 Apr 12 #325829 by st42
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Hello,I am going through the Final Hearing stage of Ancillary Relief.I would like to know how long after the second FDR meeting to the Final Hearing takes place.also if the other party has been deliberately untruthfull can the case be thrown out.In Ancillary Relief cases has their been cases thrown out.Last question if you dont agree with the judges decision what happens next? I would be greatful for any advice.Thnx.

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23 Apr 12 #325950 by .Charles
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Ancillary Relief cases are not thrown out. If a party lies the presiding Judge can form conclusions or draw inference from the deceit and adjust the division of assets accordingly.

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23 Apr 12 #325962 by Fiona
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I would add it doesn''t matter if someone disagrees with the judge''s decision they will still need to abide with the terms of an order of the court unless they can appeal. To appeal they would need to show new evidence coming to light of non disclosure, or the judge made an error of fact or law or a perverse judgement that no other judge could reasonably make.

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