Hi rachelmiller, I do not wish to make the FA as an FDR I just received the papers through the post from the court, and to be honest I haven't a clue, its like treading in mud. Is this what my husband has done and asked the court to use the FA as an FDR and that why I have received the Form G or is this normal practice to send it any way. I am sceptical that I will get all the information from my stbx and I think that there will be big holes in it. I will have to wait and see what his solicitors sends me I am worried about timing with it coming up to Christmas . I am sure that the Solicitors will be closed from Friday this week, would you send the solicitor My form E. This all to much for me, I hate it when it is not done by the book and I worry that I will get into trouble because I didn't exchange on the 19th.
Thanks to all, for your comments
Deadlines in family law are pretty fluid so don't panic about the exchange. Just make sure you have sent a copy of form E to the court. Send a chasing email to the solicitor today to confirm you are waiting to exchange and asking how they propose to do it.
The form G should have been with the order for first appointment. It should be submitted with the questionnaire etc.
If you are struggling, we do have a wiki service to support litigants in person with the paperwork for first appointment. Give the helpline a call or look on our services page.
Hi hadenoughnow , I have sent the documents to the court by post singed for today it was suppose to be next day delivery but has taken longer so it is know two days late do you think I will get reprimanded for this. I have followed your advise and emailed his solicitor and I will speak to wiki services once I have His form E.
Thank for your post much appreciated
Ps. Ironic, just received an email from the STBX solicitor SBTX going in tomorrow to agree the revised Draft and hopefully sign it and then he can put it in the post but their offices are closed from Tomorrow to 2nd January so he is happy to wait for mine until the new year. I have got to file with the court all the other documents by the 9th January This is a joke. I am between the devil and the deep blue sea as I see his reply has just put it back in my court so that they can say it was my choice, What should I do?
Don't worry too much about it. You've got yours to the court, his will be late. You'll have a fairly short time to do the questionnaire etc but the same fluidity on deadlines applies. Some people don't even produce their form E until they get to the court....
What you could do is make a start on things like the chronology which don't depend on seeing his form E.