Hi, I wonder can anyone explain the following to me. All paperwork has been exchanged ie form E, Cronology, questionnaire and issues. but the other side had have written a list of proposed directions to the court. I didn't do this, should I have?
What is in their proposed directions? It may be a standard draft order - for valuations of e.g. Property and pensions, production of details of suitable properties, a date for answering questions and the requirement to make an offer for FDR.
This is done to assist the judge. It is usual for the order to be drawn up by the solicitor if only one of you is represented.
If there's anything in there you don't agree with you can object. The judge will decide the final wording and can strike things out or add stuff.
They want me to write a statement regarding the violence I lived with so ex can comment. He’s been convicted of this and an ongoing restraining order is in place to protect me, they also want me to do a statementof what I brought to the marriage, I’ve already provided this in the form of chaps transfers from the sale of my home in Ireland. I just cannot write a statement on the domestic violence I’ve already done this for the police. I’ve provided the proof of this. The man is claiming I brought nothing to t marriage yet there is a paper trail in the joint account. He’s also claiming he was not violent towards me, yet I provided t conviction paperwork and restraining order.