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03 Dec 07 #8322 by SerieA
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Hi just wondering if this statement given to me by my solicitor after speaking to my extb with regards to a letter he has been sent and the contents of the said letter
" as you are using legal aid you are not able to have copies of letters that we send to him via his solicitor as it costs a lot of money" If this is true how do i know what has been said/agreed? :unsure:

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03 Dec 07 #8325 by daftbrush
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Not true.

I get legal aid and receive copies of everything that is sent to my X/my X's solicitor. I also get copies of his correspondence to me.

You can request copies be sent to you or arrange to pick them up yourself.

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03 Dec 07 #8328 by SerieA
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oh gosh please don't say that, could it depend on the solicitor as i'm afraid if its untrue i may have been fobbed off with regards to her doing her job!!! I just don't think i could face my extb being right, he's already complained she's stalling and that must be my fault as i tell her what to do!:ohmy:

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03 Dec 07 #8329 by daftbrush
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Solicitors act on your behalf by you telling them what you want them to do. Therefore if you want to see all the correspondence from your X you have the right to see it or have copies. Personally, I cannot take information in properly without re-reading it over a few times. Then I am able to make better choices by asking questions and instructing my solictor based on all the information.

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03 Dec 07 #8331 by SerieA
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Thanks, gonna ring after lunch and ask to go in to collect copies.:)

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