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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Hi there My husband has filed for divorce and the decree

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Hi there

My husband has filed for divorce and the decree nisi goes through on 15 July. Meantime he has been very slow producing his financial information: pension valuations, tax returns etc. My solicitor has recommended we make an application to court for financial disclosure, meantime he's arranged for me to go to a preliminary mediation session tomorrow which I gather is a legal requirement. We very much doubt whether my husband will go along to his or the follow up meetings we should have together.

Is this just box-ticking or is there something to be got out of it which could affect the outcome of the settlement? And is there anything I should prepare for the meeting tomorrow?

Thanks for your advice.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
There is an element of box ticking involved - an din view of your circumstances I see little point in doing this as for your protection you MUST issue the Court application.
However it does show a willingness to negotiate which the court will view favourably and from that point of view it is a worthwhile move
Please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi ClaireThanks again for your advice. I've told my solicitor I want to make an application asap. I am chasing him up today to get a response. He is a trained mediator himself and obviously sees value in mediation although concedes that my husband is likely not to respond. He's also a part time judge so is conscious that we don't attract criticism when we go to court if we haven't given reasonable time for a response etc.Thanks, Jilly
I too value mediation highly - but would suggest the dual approach to protect your position
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