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18 Aug 12 #350279 by tinkerbell1606
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Wondered if anyone could shed some light?
Final hearing at pr, 28th June. Judge said 3 weeks for outcome, still waiting!
Stbx still living high life, spending money like water, me lin FMH, trying to manage on meagrely maintenance. Legal fees outstanding, astronomical.
Any experience of just how long is reasonable? Solicitor says, don''t want to be seen to be harassing judge, week before last court said hopefully this week. These people are playing with our lives!

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18 Aug 12 #350295 by QPRanger
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Hi tinkerbell

the courts take ages with paperwork I''m afraid: my final order took over a month to arrive and even now 2 months later I think they haven''t typed up a page of it!

I would go to the court directly and ask them face to face as 7 weeks seems a long long time: no point in phoning as they will fob you off.

I''ve been waiting 4 weeks for a response from the judge to my D11: went to the court yesterday to chase up and was told they were behind with their paperwork and mine wasn''t urgent: well it is to me!!!

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18 Aug 12 #350335 by soulruler
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Don''t harrass the judge seems to be a standard reply. I waited 5 months for a judgment once and all my legals could say was we don''t want to harrass the judge - in the meantime they were harrassing me (from both my and his solicitors) to dip into funds which I was holding pending the appeal to pay legal costs (not to let me get on with my life or pay anything "due" to my ex).

In the end I ignored them and wrote to the judge direct. The hearing was then listed.

I agree with the poster who advised going into court (if not too far away). You could also write to the court manager who is responsible for admin matters and ask for a time scale - put in your concern about ex spending money and your concern about financial settlement.

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18 Aug 12 #350337 by QPRanger
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And of course your solicitor will no doubt be happy to chase up the court by sending letters...at an extra cost to yourself! Mine was in the court a few times a week but didn''t feel it was common sense to chase up my judgement whilst he was there....

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