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13 Jul 12 #342905 by howtogo
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Had FDR and Judge suggested 55/45 split of assets in my favour. Also minimum monthly income from pension already in payment on a pension share. Ex refused the offer the Judge suggested. Now wants to go to Final Hearing. Circumstances will not change, and my health could get worse. Can offers without prejudice be made to ex thru solicitor? If ex refuses all offers would that prejudice the case against him or is no regard taken for offers made after FDR? Retired on ill health, and having continued deteriorating health.
Question....Would the Judge at FH be disposed to make similar judgements? The facts would not have changed except poss health.
If reasonable offers are made by shifting a percentage here and there and the offer is refused. Who pays for the costs for the final hearing ......running out of money !!!!!!!!!!!!

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13 Jul 12 #342909 by maisymoos
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Between FDR and Final Hearing offers should be Open. The judge will expect at least one open offer to have been made by each party. If they are open offers the judge will see them. If Final Hearing results in a ruling much the same as the open offer the judge could make the party who didn''t accept it pay the others costs.

The judge at Final Hearing will be different from the FDR judge. In theory yes the outcome should not be too far removed from what the FDR judge has outlined, although different judges may see a different way of reaching a fair settlement.

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