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14 Aug 19 #509067 by SamLoops
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Hi All,

Could anyone advise on what happens if the respondent doesn't engage with the court at all. This she has done this throughout the divorce so far. My lawyer suggests that we can ask the court to go by my evidence only (form E) in the Financial settlement. Is this a good idea? I know she has lots of foreign assets but I have little to no proof etc. I am worried about the kids and I loosing our home and financial misery there in. I can only just about keep the ship afloat now without the costs of moving or paying increased mortgage etc. Anyone every experienced this scenario?

in advance thank you.

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16 Aug 19 #509118 by Allcry
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Hi, it will end badly for them, and be easier but longer for you.

You can't get away from the court for long unless you don't respond to the notice in financial relief. In the divorce, they really don't care. But with assets, they want to get you served.

You will need a "process server" (approx £150 or less), to serve her. The court will need to have evidence that she is aware the courts are making decisions about her life.

The process server will need a photo, a description of her, her approx location at home or work, and then a prayer.

It's best to do this upfront so that it does not disturb the flow. The court will critically need to know that she has been served before the final hearing, as this is really important. So save up again!!

Good luck

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