Hi, recently had my first hearing and now have my date for FDR.
At the first hearing the judge said to us both that she would expect financial proposals to be made by each party before the fdr hearing in a bid to resolve financial issues between us.
I put forward a proposal to my ex''s sol approx 3 weeks ago and as of yet i have had no response. Can anyone tell me what is a reasonable amount of time to expect a reply?
The FDR is listed to go ahead in approx 6/7 weeks time, therefore it leaves little time for negotiation when the other party will not co operate.
I am self repping and ex has sol.
Do not be at all surprised if you receive his offer a few days before FDR or even the morning of the hearing.
There is a lot of game playing involved in these matters and as a LIPthey may be ramping up your anxiety levels.
Keep calm, do everything you need to do and sit tight and wait.
Yes, this kind of behaviour is frowned upon and wastes your and the court''s time.
If your are the Petitioner and you are not ready/ happy with all the information received you can adjourn the hearing or even go in and say that there has been no offer received from the other side. The FDR then turns into another Directions hearing or will be relisted to Final Hearing.
A slightly shirty letter to his solicitor a week before saying that you will be seeking a cost order usually stirs them into some action, let''s hope it doesn''t come to that.