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Financial Remedy Order - divorce

(10 Posts)
MilicentKing Fri 08-Jul-16 12:06:39

Please save me some ££££

We have a date for a financial hearing. Some weeks away but the docs (Form E) would need to be submitted in the next week or so.

Things are moving in our financial settlement (the Order was applied for months ago when he was delaying). He has agreed and signed, but until the mortgage is formally approved (I have a Decision in Principal) the Consent Order cannot be submitted to the Court.

Should I withdraw the financial remedy order? Or will my sol tell the Court that things are moving so it won't be needed? Or something else?

I don't want the date of having to supply Form E to roll around and no action have been taken. Also I submitted my Form E in Dec. Would I need to do a new one?


Collaborate Fri 08-Jul-16 12:13:36

Isn't your solicitor best placed to answer this, rather than some anonymous internet lawyers who haven't seen your file?

MilicentKing Fri 08-Jul-16 12:25:56

Yes, of course my solicitor can very easily answer this. I am financially done in by the costs of it all, so thought MN might be able to help.

It seems like a standard question, where details of my personal situation are not needed. I have previously had some very good advice from here.

Do you just hang around the Legal Matters topic waiting to pounce on people?

If you read between the lines you may be able to work out that this has been a very long process for me, so being rude was not very kind.

Let's hope there are some more kind people here.

Collaborate Fri 08-Jul-16 15:38:08

I do try my best to be helpful. That includes suggesting the best thing for people to do.I will now get back to clients that pay for my services.

Please try your best to be polite.

MilicentKing Fri 08-Jul-16 16:52:12

I found your tone patronising. Do you think I don't know my solicitor is of course the best person to answer all my queries?

I just thought someone might have had experience or advice.

NooNooMummy Mon 11-Jul-16 20:20:26

Jeeeez! Shocked by Collaborate's response! So unnecessary! (I know family law solicitors are having a hard time these days but really...). I felt the need to come here and say that this is exactly the right place to come for support and free advice. Collaborate doesn't dictate how MN works and should stay out of it if she can't offer help.

Collaborate Tue 12-Jul-16 06:52:41

My help is that you can't expect a lawyer on here to advise as well as your own lawyer, who will know far more about your case than you can post on here. The question can be dealt with by your lawyer in a 5 minute telephone conversation, so I don't understand why you wouldn't do that.
I will leave it to others to decide if my initial response was rude. I didn't think so.

prh47bridge Tue 12-Jul-16 08:21:39

I didn't think it was rude either. I think the problem is that the OP thought that she was asking simple procedural questions where the answer would be the same regardless of the details of the case. She was wrong. Collaborate (who is a he, not a she) did offer help - the only help that could sensibly be offered. He told the OP that these questions are best addressed to her own solicitor.

babybarrister Sun 17-Jul-16 19:38:27

Sorry but I also agree - it is not a simple question to answer which I am afraid that the OP did not realise so it is simply not a one word answer. And yes, having met Collaborate I can vouch for the fact that he is a he!

MilicentKing Tue 19-Jul-16 04:40:45

Then a more helpful response would have been "OP, unfortunately this is not the straight forward answer you believe it might be, and details of your case are needed to provide the right response, thus MN people will not be able to advise. In this situation I would suggest you call to your solicitor, who will be able to answer your query in a matter of minutes"

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