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Form G and costs for Variations Order

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24 Apr 12 #326192 by Jjaz
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Hi my ex has applied to vary my maintenance order granted last year.

He is claiming that he has been made redundant, although it is unlikely that he is still unemployed.

He has not attempted to contact me and the first I heard of his attempt to vary the court order was when I received the papers from the court.

I have been asked to complete form E, and send, a statement of issues, a chronology, a questionnaire and a Notice in Form G. I am self representing - what is Form G for?

Will I have to pay any court costs? If he has initiated the variation, presumably he is responsible for all the associated costs?

Advice would be much appreciated.

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24 Apr 12 #326241 by .Charles
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In family proceedings, each party bears their own costs unless a party acts unreasonably. Your ex is doing the right thing as he is bound by an order that he is now seeking to vary as his circumstances have changed.

Once you have received his financial information you can decide whether to make an offer, or accept his offer to settle on revised terms.

The Form G is a form that is used to indicate to the court whether the first hearing, the FDA, can be used as a FDR - when the Judge will try to assist you in reaching a settlement. If each party is happy that disclosure is complete and no information is outstanding, they both indicate as such on the Form G and you can try to settle at the first hearing.

Charles

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24 Apr 12 #326251 by Jjaz
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Ok thanks.

He has acted completely unreasonably throughout. He text to say I would not be getting any more maintenance and then next thing I know he stops paying maintenance... 3 months now. Then I receive a copy of court papers....

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