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17 May 19 #507634 by Pen65
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Can I ask when my ex sent out forms for a first appointment in only last attempt I offered to accept a 60/40 split to his solicitors
I am representing myself
After 5 weeks and no reply I receive a draft Consent Order in post for me to sign saying the acceptance between us , i was already to exchange form E and had sent them a further email just before receiving the consent draft order of that effect
In the draft order I did not like the reason they gave about hence the unequal split and questioned this also there were lots of blank parts not completed which they told me is normal. And as I am a person representing myself I do not know the form process
Now they say that if Ido not sign the Consent Order they will continue to court and claim costs As ex has paid for the consent order draft
I’m just a little worried on form it’s says in capitals and black ink, his signatures are all blue in
In coloum for reasons it’s written in its hard to read
His address printed has been scribbled out and a new ( his sisters adress put in
Am I right to be cautious.? This form goes before a judge?
I feel like I’m being bullied now to complete but worried if I don’t will be hit with costs His solicitors said they did not have to contact me as would have cost their client
Any advice would be so welcomed
I just can not afford a solicitor thank you for reading

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17 May 19 #507640 by Lostboy67
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Hi,
If you post the following details here a wise wikipeep can offer thoughts around the proposed Consent Order.


Your respective ages;

The number of children you have and their ages;

How many nights the children spend with each parent;

The length of your marriage and any period of pre marriage cohabitation;

Your respective incomes;

Your respective outgoings;

Your assets - both soley held and joint;

Your liabilities.

It does appear that your ex's solicitor is trying to force the issue, which would be a concern. You might be well advised to get some legal advice.

LB

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