It seems that the statement due in 6 weeks will be your full witness statement. The one a week before the hearing is normally just an updating position statement to clarify any new developments and the outstanding issues. If you file your main witness statement as late as 1 week prior to the hearing then you risk the court needing to adjourn to give your ex time to properly respond - and possibly wasted costs. I appreciate you don't want to give him ammunition but this is the process, I'm afraid.
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