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25 Jun 12 #338998 by Jjaz
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My ex is seeking to vary the maintenance order which was granted in my favour so that he does not have to pay me any maintenance.

As I found the whole court/divorce process incredibly stressful, for my own mental well being (and that of my children) I have decided not to contest his application to vary the court order.

I wrote to his solicitors and to the court advising them that I would not be contesting his application to vary the order.

His solicitors wrote to me shortly after (approx 4 weeks ago) saying that they would write to the court and prepare a draft Consent Order for my agreement.

The hearing is scheduled to take place next week, and as I had heard nothing further from the court I telephoned them and they told me that the hearing was still scheduled to take place and that they had received no correspondence from my ex''s solicitors.

I telephoned my ex''s solicitors who have advised that they are preparing a draft order and will send this through to me by the end of the week. She said there was a chance though that the hearing my still take place (despite me not contesting)

I am now petrified that I will still have to attend court. I cannot face seeing my ex. Will I suffer any consequences if I do not attend.

I will agree to anything so I do not have to see him ever again. Please help ASAP as my hearing is scheduled for 2nd July

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25 Jun 12 #339001 by Jjaz
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Just to be clear my main question is whether I will face an consequences from the court if I do not attend the hearing? Many thanks in advance for any advice that can be given.

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