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19 Jan 18 #498890 by wikiliki
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Hi wikipeeps. Hope some one may be able to answer my Question.

My STBX solicitor has just served the following documents for the First Appointment on 23RD January. ( not really Late)
In his letter he states that he has prepared a bungle of documents for the hearing and that he has enclosed a copy of the bungle herewith.

Is the bundle the Questionnaire, Chronology, statement of issues , Form G, Form H. Or would it be something different. Should I be going back to and asking for the copy as not enclosed.

Thanks any advise appreciated

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19 Jan 18 #498891 by hadenoughnow
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I am surprised this is being described as a bundle. The requirement is to exchange forms E then follow that up with questionnaires, chronology etc. You should also lodge with the court.

AFAIK you only need a bundle when there going to be a hearing with witnesses etc - so this would apply for a final hearing.

Double check their form G. Are they asking for the hearing to be an FDR? Have you done a form G?

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20 Jan 18 #498905 by wikiliki
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Thanks Hadenoughnow, That is what I though.

I have just received the post and have received a lever arch file with all the documents That have been sent to the court his and mine, I hate to think what that has just cost my STBX.

Do I have to take that whole file to the court I assumed that I would only need the questionnaire and statement of issues etc. not copies of form E and bank statements etc..

Ps. I have done the form g and sent to the court that I was awaiting further information and they have done the same. The only thing I haven't done is The Form H but I thought that was to handed in on the day but they have done theirs.

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20 Jan 18 #498906 by hadenoughnow
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Take it with you. Express bemusement if the opportunity arises. Expect the judge to be irritated that costs have been expended on the unnecessary production of a bundle.
It is a good idea to have your own file with all the documents at this stage. It is worth having it with you. Make a point of not using theirs!
Remember on form H you can put down any legal fees you have incurred as well as £19/hr for your time as LIP.

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20 Jan 18 #498907 by wikiliki
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Wow, I had no idea of that I could charge for my time , thanks Hadenoughnow. I had no intention of using their file as my file has all my notes on the bank statement. How many hours would you consider to be acceptable in reality I have spent days dealing with them . One of the biggest issues is his pension that he had. I have asked for copies of CETV values to 4 Pensions that he had in 2015 at which time he now say that he consolidated them into one and it has only a CETV 38k. I have been asking for the transfer papers to prove this but he ignores me. this has been going on since 2015 at mediation and I do have emails to that effect. I have requested them again in the questionnaire, I even wrote to his solicitor in April to August 4 times requesting them so we might be able to come to some agreement out of court

Thank you wikiliki

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20 Jan 18 #498911 by hadenoughnow
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The form H is really to show the judge what kind of costs are being racked up so s/he can see if they are proportionate.

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