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How do you do a DIY Divorce?

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12 years 8 months ago #13980 by Vail
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Fiona,

I disagree with the judge and therefore with you. You're not a solicitor by any chance are you?

The overall impression I get from his article is that he wants solicitors and counsel to do all the work and present him with a consent order to stamp.

As far as I can tell from the practice guidelines, the judge's job is actually to look into the matter and do a bit of thought himself as to what sort of a settlement would be appropriate. This is not reflected in his article.

I can't believe that you actually agree with everything he said!

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12 years 8 months ago #13988 by maggie
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How does what the judge says square with 4.3 on assisting Unrepresented Parties
www.jsboard.co.uk/downloads/fambb/4_control_of_the_court.pdf

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12 years 8 months ago #13997 by Vail
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Maggie,

It doesn't does it?

For those thinking about self-repping you have highlighted the fact that the reality may be very different to the theory.

The reference to the equal treatment bench book ends up on www.jsboard.co.uk/etac/etbb/index.htm

and very interesting reading it makes too!

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12 years 8 months ago #14009 by maggie
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More advice from this helpful District Judge

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12 years 8 months ago #14012 by Vail
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Maggie,

Are you stalking him? Lol!

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12 years 8 months ago #14016 by maggie
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and this: business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/...s/article3083572.ece
he's very high profile for a judge?

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