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19 Feb 08 #14359 by fileygirl
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I really am at the end of my tether at the moment and really need some advice to try and put my head straight. I previously posted the history to my situation (a long rant I am sorry). To shorten it here goes:-

Partner left wife after 28-yrs of marriage, 2 grown up children both married, she worked self employed (and contines to do so) but only "declared" a very small amount of income to the taxman. Partner has a good job with a decent salary (for this area anyway). Joint property sold £80+k sat in a bank account until settlement can be reached. His ex has purposely dragged the divorce out, he has offered to give her all the money, car and all chattels from the house. She wants this but also 50% of his pension.

She is on legal aid but my partner has run up a £7k+ solicitors bill and the solicitor has now filed to make my partner bankrupt!! The Final Hearing is on 27th February and my partner wrote to the court asking for an adjournment until we can get his papers from the solicitor. We have heard back from the court today that all parties have to attend a preliminary hearing on 22nd February to see if we can get an adjournment. This is now turning into an absolute nightmare. Can anybody please offer any advice as to what this hearing will involve. Obviously he is going un-represented and she will have her rotweiller with her. The stress is also having a horrible effect on our own relationship.

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