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04 Feb 17 #488458 by Dotti6157
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As I have posted before I have already paid £9641 to a collaborative lawyer.
We have exchanged form 'E' with each other and I have filled out a questions and answers form that my solicitor has sent to me that she says comes from my wifes solicitor. But now my solicitor lady is saying that she can do no more work unless I lodge another £5000 for future costs. Can I at this stage change solicitors and come to Wikivorce or am I barking mad

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05 Feb 17 #488465 by WYSPECIAL
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If you no longer want their services you will need to ask for your final bill and pay them for the work they have done.

Have you asked what further work they anticipate for that amount of money? Obviously they know the details of your case so must be basing it on something?

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06 Feb 17 #488522 by .Charles
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It is worth mentioning that the collaborative process requires two lawyers, one for each party. This site, as far as I am aware, does not offer a collaborative service.

Charles

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06 Feb 17 #488523 by dukey
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I think your right Charles wiki does not offer that service (could be wrong).

But if you and your wife have now agreed a settlement then you could just use the standard Consent Order service, costs £259 i think plus a court fee of £50.

If you have not agreed then costs will be what they will be, seems as though you have spent loads just to get to the questionnaire stage.

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