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Representing myself - stbx's solicitor ignoring me

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30 Sep 16 #484202 by SotonBabe
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I'm only using a solicitor for adhoc advice, so representing myself. I just need to know what I should expect from my husband's solicitor, as they are refusing to communicate with me at all now. Started ok with letters to me and Decree Nisi was sorted. Started the financial Consent Order process in March 16 and husband's solicitor just stopped communicating with me at all, I didn't even see a copy of what they sent to the courts. They apparently received a letter back from the judge with a query over the consent order, in April 16, but I've never seen a copy of it and all my emails to my husband's solicitor and senior partner of the firm have been ignored. As I don't have a solicitor representing me, shouldn't they been sending me correspondence direct? I'm getting really angry as the original solicitor has been replaced, as she didn't do anything with the judge's letter and the paperwork has been "lost" according to my husband......but then do I trust what he says either?????? What should I do next?

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13 Oct 16 #484601 by jules68
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Hi Sotonbabe

sorry to hear your going through this ,I'm not really the best person to offer advise there are some fantastic people on here that have helped me over the last four years, so stick with the site.... I'm guessing because you don't have a solicitor they feel they don't have to contact you or share paper work but they do if you are representing your self
I would write to his solicitor and ask for all correspondences (copies) you don't necessarily need a solicitor to represent you, but get as much information as you can books on line and others on this site that have self represented they should be able to help ....even though I'm divorced I still go on to the site ...I wish you all luck my lovely... it want be easy but stay strong and look after yourself. ...from one Sotonbabe to another

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