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28 Jul 12 #345783 by Jenlt124
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My partner is acting as party litigate as we can not afford to appoint a solicitor, whilst we both work he is crippled by the debt the marriage has left him and we are expecting twins shortly therefore using a solicitor is out of the question until we get to the bits that really require a solicitor. In the meantime the ex is refusing to provide my partner with any financial information at all and also refuses to accept liability for marital debt which is in his name. Is there a way to make her provide this information?

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28 Jul 12 #345785 by Fiona
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At the moment disclosure is voluntary and the only way to change that would be to start court proceedings. Application is done by writ in a particular legal style and most people will require a solicitor to draft the writ.

Alternatively your partner could try to instigate mediation. If he makes a preliminary appointment a mediator could invite his wife along.

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28 Jul 12 #345786 by Jenlt124
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Thanks for that. He had arranged two mediation sessions with her- she attended neither, he has asked since to no avail. She basically wants to cost him as much money as possible by forcing him to appoint a solicitor to get the information

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28 Jul 12 #345787 by Jenlt124
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What type of writ has to be produced do you know? We''re already drafting a writ to seek access to his child which has also been stopped

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28 Jul 12 #345788 by Fiona
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Similar sort of idea but the wording for financial orders can be quite complicated.

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