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Question re: lying to solicitor

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25 Jun 12 #338881 by csh
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A quick question. With the divorce now dragging into its 3rd year (almost as long as the short marriage itself), my estranged wife continues to concoct outrageous lies.

She is now claiming £50,000 from me, alleging that she had given me "over £55,000 during the short period ... such that your client used these considerable payments to allow him to live a lifestyle beyond his means".

I have incontrovertible documented proof that she is lying (she came to the marriage with, in her own words, almost no assets at all); and have documented proof, often in her own handwriting, of numerous other lies that she has communicated to her solicitor.

I''m sure my own solicitor is doing his best; but we seem now trapped in an interminable cycle of allegations and rebuttals between solicitors that leads nowhere and costs me dearly in ongoing monthly solicitor''s fees.

So my question is: Is there a way by which I can use the evidence I have of her lying to bring the divorce to a swifter conclusion?

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25 Jun 12 #338894 by jonathancj
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Not really I''m afraid. Have any financial proceedings been issued? If this has gone on for over two years now, the only way of bringing things to an end is in court. One of you needs to issue a financial application and get a court timetable put in place.

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25 Jun 12 #338898 by csh
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Thanks for the response.

Yes, financial proceedings been issued in so far as my solicitor has now proposed, in light of the relative brevity of the marriage, a ''clean'' break with each party retaining the assets they brought into the marriage. My wife''s solicitor has rejected this offer and has responded with the claim for a fictitious £50,000 she alleges she not simply brought to the marriage but disbursed on me personally.

The sum she claims to have brought to the marriage has vacillated wildly over the years, from nothing initially to £10,000 (the figure documented two years ago by the mediator we met with) to the current $55,000

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25 Jun 12 #338901 by dukey
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Sometimes people have no choice but to leave the matter with a judge to decide especially if the other is being unreasonable or telling lies but there are no short cuts, ok so judges can skip a hearing but only in certain circumstances, most of the time its FDA FDR FH and then its over, well most of the time, sometimes a judge will warn at FDR that the case has little or no merit and warn about costs orders which often does the trick, how far through the process are you?.

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25 Jun 12 #338908 by jonathancj
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Sounds like you''ll have to issue a form A. It doesn''t sound as if this has been done yet.

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25 Jun 12 #338939 by csh
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Thanks, both, for your responses. A Form A was issued on 5th January 2011.

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25 Jun 12 #338943 by Reddit
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csh. Have you been in court yet?

If yes, what were the judge''s directions?

If not, why not? What happened?

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