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SM variation now going to court - advice please

  • spenny36
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30 Sep 12 #358655 by spenny36
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Hello all,

(firstly thank you for the help over the last few years all of you, in fact thank you seems not enough!!!, secondly i''m sure you have probably done this question a billion times so again thank you for your patience!)

I have been divorced since Dec 2009 and a long stort short is that I pay CM and SM, I am applying to vary down (nominal fee) the SM after a short free consultation with a Sol who advised me that based on my case I should ''do it alone'' i.e. my case is a good one and that I should have never paid it in the first place etc, so she advised me that it was best not to use her due to costs and to do it myself.

Ok so the question, I know the procedure but would like advice on the sort of questions/statements I should be making in court please?

Also what can I expect on the day please?

Many thanks!

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02 Oct 12 #358840 by LittleMrMike
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Look, I''m sorry.

I of all people should be willing to help you but I don''t know the first thing about your circumstances so what advice can I give ?

Was your order joint lives ?

What, in summary, are your reasons for seeking to reduce the maintenance ?

What change of circumstances has there been ?

And I take it you know that the Court will reconsider the whole position afresh, including your ex''s situation ? And that this could, in theory, mean you might have to pay more ?


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