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    • Pennie63
    • By Pennie63 12th Mar 18, 9:00 AM
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    Form E
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:00 AM
    Form E 12th Mar 18 at 9:00 AM
    I am about to start filling out the dreaded Form E. Any tips?

    Also, when does my "husband" get to do his? Knowing how he drags his feet on everything, I'm keen to get things started.

    Do I have to submit mine first?

    So many questions at this horrible time!

    Thank you in advance.
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    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 12th Mar 18, 9:10 AM
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    I think both you and your ex have to send Form E to the Court 35 days before your first Court hearing date.
    • Rubik
    • By Rubik 12th Mar 18, 9:35 AM
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    IS this a voluntary disclosure or one ordered by the Family Court? If it's voluntary, then neither of you have to complete it and send it to the other side, although obviously that isn't a helpful stance! Ideally you should have an agreed exchange date, where both parties provide each other with a copy of their own completed Form Es. If it's court ordered, then you should ahve received directions as to what the final date is to submit your Form E to the Court and other side. Wikivorce is a free divorce forum which has excellent information on divorce finances - might be worth a look?
    • Pennie63
    • By Pennie63 12th Mar 18, 9:47 AM
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    It's voluntary, I am getting nowhere with him. He has ignored solicitors letters and emails and cancelled mediation.

    Where the hell do I go from here??
    • Rubik
    • By Rubik 12th Mar 18, 9:50 AM
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    If he isn't cooperating with you in any way, then you will probably need to make an application to the court to force the issue. You would need to attend a MIAM (unless you have already attended one within the last 4 months). The application form is Form A. Have you begun divorce proceedings yet? If not, then I suggest you start sharpish, as you need to have an ongoing divorce case before you can apply re the finances.
    • Pennie63
    • By Pennie63 12th Mar 18, 9:59 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:59 AM
    If he isn't cooperating with you in any way, then you will probably need to make an application to the court to force the issue. You would need to attend a MIAM (unless you have already attended one within the last 4 months). The application form is Form A. Have you begun divorce proceedings yet? If not, then I suggest you start sharpish, as you need to have an ongoing divorce case before you can apply re the finances.
    Originally posted by Rubik
    I am so cross with myself for trusting him after he left and kept saying "we can do this together, as friends, don't get a solicitor involved" Vile human.

    I have attended my MIAM and his appointment was booked. He never turned up. Why do that? He had no intention, it's just dragged it out even longer.

    I want this over and so far I have spent many many weeks filling in forms and he's done NOTHING.

    • Rubik
    • By Rubik 12th Mar 18, 10:09 AM
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    There may be many reasons why he's dragging his feet - I'm not going to try to guess his specific reason(s).

    IF he represented, then write to his solicitor to confirm the exchange date, and that his client will be ready to exchange on that date. If he's not represented, then send the same letter directly to him. Make clear that you wish to resolve the finances amicably and by mutual agreement but if that can't be achieved you will have to make an application to the Family Court.

    One of the things I learnt during my own divorce was that I couldn't control my ex's behaviour or language but I could control what my response was, and where I spent my energies and focus.
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 12th Mar 18, 10:12 AM
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    Don't see it as the 'dreaded' For E. It's long, but none of the questions are particualrly complex. Just work through it slowly and read the questions.

    If you are doing it voluntarily then normally you would give it to your solicitor to check and they would hold it until he is ready to provide his as well.

    If he is not cooperating and you've had your MIAM, then it my be that it would make sense to apply to the court in order to have a timetable imposed. he may pay more attention to the Court telling him to complete the paperwork than to you / your solicitor asking him to do so voluntarily.
    • Pennie63
    • By Pennie63 12th Mar 18, 10:18 AM
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    There may be many reasons why he's dragging his feet - I'm not going to try to guess his specific reason(s).

    IF he represented, then write to his solicitor to confirm the exchange date, and that his client will be ready to exchange on that date. If he's not represented, then send the same letter directly to him. Make clear that you wish to resolve the finances amicably and by mutual agreement but if that can't be achieved you will have to make an application to the Family Court.

    One of the things I learnt during my own divorce was that I couldn't control my ex's behaviour or language but I could control what my response was, and where I spent my energies and focus.
    Originally posted by Rubik
    I hear what you're saying, but if he's going to ignore my solicitor, he's certainly going to ignore me! I have been amicable, he is the adulterer.

    I know I shouldn't react, well I am, but not to him. We've had no contact in over a month!
    • Pennie63
    • By Pennie63 12th Mar 18, 10:20 AM
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    Don't see it as the 'dreaded' For E. It's long, but none of the questions are particualrly complex. Just work through it slowly and read the questions.

    If you are doing it voluntarily then normally you would give it to your solicitor to check and they would hold it until he is ready to provide his as well.

    If he is not cooperating and you've had your MIAM, then it my be that it would make sense to apply to the court in order to have a timetable imposed. he may pay more attention to the Court telling him to complete the paperwork than to you / your solicitor asking him to do so voluntarily.
    Originally posted by TBagpuss
    I'm just fed up with form filling!!! Yet another one now.

    Thank you, that makes sense asking the court for a timetable!

    This is awful and I never thought I'd have to go through it like this.
    • Rubik
    • By Rubik 12th Mar 18, 10:21 AM
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    Apologies, you didn't mention you are represented.
    • Pennie63
    • By Pennie63 12th Mar 18, 10:24 AM
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    Apologies, you didn't mention you are represented.
    Originally posted by Rubik
    Yes, but on a very limited budget. Have just applied for fee exemption, if that's the right word?


    I just wish I had more money to throw at a solicitor so they got on with the job!!!
    • Rubik
    • By Rubik 12th Mar 18, 10:28 AM
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    Throwing money at your solicitor won't make your ex do what he's supposed to do, sadly.

    There'a really good book aimed at those self-representing or doing most of the work themselves, it's called "DIY Divorce and Separation - The Expert Guide to Representing Yourself", it's written by a team of family law barristers, and it is a very useful and helpful resource for people in similar situations to yourself. Might be worth a look?
    • Pennie63
    • By Pennie63 12th Mar 18, 10:30 AM
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    Throwing money at your solicitor won't make your ex do what he's supposed to do, sadly.

    There'a really good book aimed at those self-representing or doing most of the work themselves, it's called "DIY Divorce and Separation - The Expert Guide to Representing Yourself", it's written by a team of family law barristers, and it is a very useful and helpful resource for people in similar situations to yourself. Might be worth a look?
    Originally posted by Rubik
    Thank you Rubik, I will take a look!
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