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Delay in sending draft order back to court

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28 Jul 12 #345807 by st42
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Hello

I would appreciate any advice.I had the Finale Hearing in Ancillary Relief about two months ago.I am the defendent.The applicant for some reason is not sending the draft order to the courts to be sealed.My question is,is there a time limit to send the draft order back to courts.What happens if they dont send it back at all.Or is it a delay tactics?

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29 Jul 12 #345882 by dukey
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If you agreed in court i assume someone scribbled the basic agreement down and the judge asked it be perfected by one of the solicitors, if this is the case usually the judge will give a time frame for this, often its 28 days.

Two months is too long, inform the other side unless the order is with court say in seven days you will apply to court for Directions, the judge will then force the issue giving a strict time frame, don`t forget to mention the fact you will seek costs for the hearing, that should do the trick.

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29 Jul 12 #345913 by st42
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Thanks dukey

Your advice is very much appreciated.I will get on my solicitors straight away.

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