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First Directions Hearing

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08 Mar 10 #190830 by autumn9
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I have a first Directions hearing next week. I have received a date and time from my ex solicitors but nothing else.The courts have told me it is to do with contact but say they cannot serve me a copy of my ex application. My solicitor has telephoned ex solicitors on numerous occasions. I was of the understanding that I have to receive a copy of the application with 14 days notice. Where do I go from here. Every phone call my solicitor makes costs me money but I need to see application in order that my defence can be prepared.

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08 Mar 10 #190839 by zonked
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I don't know your circumstances but a contact application is something to be welcomed not 'defended'. He wants to see his kids. Excellent news?

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08 Mar 10 #190864 by .Charles
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The application should be served with a notice of hearing. If valid service is not effected, you cannot respond to the application or prepare for and attend the hearing.

I'm surprised that the court has declined to supply a copy of the application. Perhaps the ex has given instructions for the application to be personally served? In which case you should receive it by hand.


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