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Directions Hearing: what could happen?

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25 Sep 12 #357786 by QPRanger
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Hello everyone

I have my Directions Hearing tomorrow as I try to overturn the Court Order inflicted back in June as my stbx has failed to comply with the majority of what was ruled.

Neither of us have legal representation so there will be no discussion before our half hour in front of the judge: will he actually decide anything or merely set another date for a full hearing?


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27 Sep 12 #358181 by TBagpuss
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it depends. is this a contact order? The Judge may well try to talk to both of you to see whether there is a way forward, and if there is a CAFCASS officer at court then it may be possible for you to discuss with him/her before going into court.

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27 Sep 12 #358190 by QPRanger
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Thanks for the reply TBagpuss. No it was not a contact order (no children involved thank God).

Trying to enforce a sale of the FMH as stbx had not complied with the terms of the court order made by the judge over 3 months ago.

As it was the SAME JUDGE who made the ridiculous order in the first place preciding
over the Directions Hearing he decided to give her the benefit of the doubt.

Next step will be an out of time appeal in front of a circuit judge....

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