My First Appointment was adjourned in April and my new appointment is set for the end of this month. My ex husband still has not replied to any correspondence sent by my solicitor even though I have paid a process server, serve these papers on him. Its costing me a fortune because of his ignorance. I know for a fact he will not turn up at court and have no representation.
Can somebody tell me if I am wasting my time and money (money I have''nt got) because it seems to me that he his not going to bother with any of the proceedings.
At my hearing at the end of the month my solicitor has appointed a barrister. Can somebody tell me why a barrister has been appointed and what will happen if my ex husband carries on with this silly behaviour?
Barristers exclusively carry out advocacy and don''t do any case preparation. That means they''re specialists in Court hearings. It may be a bit of over kill for a first hearing though. Still, barristers can often work out cheaper than solicitors in some circumstances.
It looks like we have the same situation, even down to being in court at the end of the month, 28/6 for me. My ex has instigated this situation but as soon as he had to fill in form E he went to ground and has refused to provide any information.
My solicitor has also engaged the services of a barrister to represent me at the hearing for reasons of attaining my best outcome.
My ex h has persistently flouted court orders, lied in court and thinks because he is a doctor, he is above the law. In fact he and ow are a law unto them selves. He has caused me so much anguish, emotional trauma and financial hardship. I did not feel my previous solicitors were doing anything to move forward but now feel well supported and happy with the decisions they have taken.
In straight forward cases I agree having a barrister would be over kill but in complicated cases it could be more cost effective.
I have more faith now and even managing to eat and sleep a little. Wishing you all the best and if you would like to talk things over send me a PM.