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12 May 09 #115621 by coping so far
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Can you be an LIP for this child part but keep the solicitor involved for the financial part (which should be going ahead without getting the court involved in the first instance )?

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12 May 09 #115622 by ClimbMountains
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yes. they are separate issues and different areas of law (Childrens Act and Matrimonial Causes Act). You can be LIP for the contact application and have a solicitor dealing with other things. There is nothing to stop you asking your solicitor questions in respect to the childrens act case (but they will not write or represent you unless they are formally listed as acting).

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12 May 09 #115653 by coping so far
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I am going to do the Litigant in Person thing for this Directions Appointment and see how it goes. Spoken to my solicitor about it already.
Thanks for you help

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