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Mediation and ancillary relief application

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26 Jun 08 #28908 by inlove
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Hello
My husband and I have an initial app w a mediator in two weeks time. I do not believe he will keep the app or agree to mediators suggestions if he does.
Is there any reason I can't file the first form applying for ancillary relief at the same time we are engaged in mediation? Will it appear to be bad faith on my part? He has delayed and delayed the process and I can't financially afford any more delays.
Also does anyone know if I really need a solicitor to file the initial form? It looks rather simple to me.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Kelly

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26 Jun 08 #28916 by D L
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Hi there

There is nothing stopping you issuing a Form A if that is what you feel is best in the circumstances of your case.

You don't need a solicitor to complete it for you - it is a very straight forward from - just remember though that it is his name and address that goes in the top left box, not yours!


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