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27 Apr 18 #501158 by macmike
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Hi,

I have just exchanged Questionnaires/Statement of issues/etc with STBEX and we have our first hearing on May 14.

Unlike my STBX, I have indicated in my Form G that I am happy to use the appointment as an FDR.

I would like to send all my answers to the court before the hearing (just to not give my ex any excuse, aware I can't force her)...

So the question is can I send the answers to her/Court before the first hearing ?

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27 Apr 18 #501164 by Under60
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In m case, I had questions, he had questions. At the first appointment the judge decides which ones need to be answered.
So if, like me, you have all your answers anyway, it’s not a problem.
I am not sure if you can supply answers before the questions have been allowed?

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28 Apr 18 #501179 by hadenoughnow
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If you are happy to answer the questions and want to use the first hearing as FDR, there is no reason why you cannot provide answers in advance. I should send with a covering note re-iterating your wish for the hearing to be FDR.

Have you asked any questions that need answering? Are you applicant or respondent?

When you feel you have sufficient financial disclosure (and in advance of the First Hearing) you should prepare an offer (which may be without prejudice or open) and send to the other side. You should put together evidence to support your offer - details of suitable housing etc and share it with the other side and the court.

The judge may well decide to treat the hearing as FDR if there is no obvious reason not to do so.What is the reason your ex has given for not doing this?

Hadenoughnow

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28 Apr 18 #501188 by macmike
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. She simply didn't prepare a Form G, I need to ask her if she has sent one to the court but hasn't exchanged with me or she hasn't at all......

I have asked questions which I feel she should be able to answer during the hearing, documentary evidence not really required unless she's trying to be really pedantic...

Do I need to exchange my answers with her as well before the hearing ?

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28 Apr 18 #501192 by hadenoughnow
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Is she represented?

You need to send your answers to her or her solicitor and the court.

Also take copies of your answers on the day.

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