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05 Jul 12 #341253 by PhoebeBlue
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Well it arrived yesterday and is as thick and scary as I thought it would be. Any useful tips / advice ???

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05 Jul 12 #341254 by hattiedaw
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Well if I were you I''d put a hole in 1 corner, attach a loop of string and hang it up in the bathroom, next to the toilet!
I paid my solicitor in excess of £500 to help me fill in my form E. I didnt leave a thing out, attached bank statements and such like then swore it in good time.
My husband lied on his. Had only included his bank details for the accounts in horrific debt. Said in the "health" part that he had just been diagnosed with cancer then when my solicitor asked about this he said he was cured a few months later(what an awful man thinking that if he said he had this horrible disease that pity would be taken on him).
He has not produced documentation despite it being requested 100''s of times and being the reason for 2 adjourned hearings (funded by me). The documents not produced are namely accounts for his property empire.
When I asked the barrister and solicitor to penalise him for (1) lying on his form E and (2) holding proceedings up by ignoring pleas for documentation they laughed at me...seriously!
Sorry I''m not much of a help but I think my form E was just a rip off. Until courts can imprision people for lying on Form E''s, for not conforming etc then they are just an expensive joke!

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05 Jul 12 #341267 by vivi36
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Oh dear, Hattie mine was almost the same but I think mine paid off in the end. what was your end result? I had all the hearings and because he was blatenly wasting time I was awarded costs at every turn. My ex also earns a hell of a lot of money so in my expenditure I also put £300 monthly legal bills. His side argued (he was divorcing me) and it was allowed, he has to pay it as part of my maintenence, Judge said ''that''s the nature of the beast''

Phoebeblue. Complete and compile as much as you can yourself. Nice and slowly page by page. I think you have to supply 12 months bank statements. So for copy credit card statements do not phone up as they will charge you for each one whereas for a one of fee (used to be £12) they can supply all you need state it''s an order of the court for divorce proceedings and their speedy response would be apprieciated. Bank statements pop into your branch and say the same, hopefully they won''t charge you. I had a credit card since separation that had about £800 on it. I told them I had it how much was on it but didn''t list it in my expenditure as I stated it was non of his business what was on it. We also had savings in the kids name i listed them but where it asked for my interest in them I put zero as it isn''t my money.

If you go to the search bar on Wiki and type in form E there used to be a detailed explanation.

You can do all this by yourself. Remember that if you do it with your solthey are charging their hourly rate. If your stuck ask on here.

Good luck with it and don''t be daunted by it it''s your life and your future......go girl xx

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05 Jul 12 #341273 by vivi36
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05 Jul 12 #341295 by stukadivebomber
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Get a copy or two to use for "working out", even if you think you''ve got it cracked.
It''s not easy to fit all the info in, & then make a mess of the formatting.

This document is likely to have repercussions for your future life, so...
I felt it was worth paying for an hours worth of professional overseeing, after I''d ''finished it.

Make sure you''ve got paracetomol readily to hand:S .

Good Luck!

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