Hi, it appears ex is close to agreeing a settlement. FDR is in a little over two weeks. If agreement can be made will FDR automatically be adjourned/cancelled.
I am worried ex will ask for adjournment for The FDR and then renage on what has been agreed.
I suppose the question i am asking is it best to stick to the court timetable and try and resolve things once and for all at FDR?
not sure if this will help - but if you can get an agreement before the hearing, even if it is signed only at 5pm just before the hearing next day, it can be faxed over to the court and the judge will still expect to have the hearing and will sign the order. From our experience - we had a signed Consent Order, that was sent to court and both parties'' solicitors wrote to the court that the agreement was reached and they will not be attending the court. We went there in person anyway, just in case there was any issue with anything. Surprisingly, the Judge wanted to see the parties, and as only we were there, he asked a couple of questions about the settlement, and only after getting some answers was happy enough to sign it. I would think that reaching an agreement would be better, bedause you never know what would the decision be if it really goes to FDR.