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16 Apr 11 #263614 by maisymoos
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My solicitor has recently written to me regarding mediation before application to court for AR.

My problem is that although I was positively keen on mediation my x2b is being very evasive as to his true financial position and believe he has even produced fraudulent bank statements and payslips. He is refusing to answer questions in relation to his E form. How can I go into mediation on this basis?

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16 Apr 11 #263624 by dukey
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This is causing much confusion even among solicitors.

mediation is not required before court proceedings can begin what is required is an assessment of suitability for mediation the two are very different.

There is an article i put in the library explaining it, it has five hits in a week :(maybe an article about stamp collecting would have engendered more interest :)

So all you need to do is contact a mediator (google mediator.gov) and have an assessment the cost seems to range from £100-£149ish so far, if the mediator thinks it is of no use you will be provided with form FM1 then you can apply to court for them to help.

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16 Apr 11 #263647 by maisymoos
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Thanks Dukey. I have read your article (excellent thank you) and now understand more.

Think I may go for individual mediation and hope I can get form completed for court.

This whole thing is ridiculous really I wanted to deal through mediation 4 months ago but proving impossibly with so many lies. I still can't believe he has stooped so low.

I cannot now sit at a table and agree to anything without honest cards! TRUST is now ZERO.

Thanks so much for advice.:)

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