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EnglishRose

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Subject: Consent Orders Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:54:15

ALl the more reason to try to settle well before hearings, draw up drafts, look at them over several days, get 2 or three opinions, think, rest, consider and only then sign and always assume and know that you are the person most interested in getting it right and checking details and check and check again and again.

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JellyBaby

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:54:16

This is really interesting to me as I\'ve got a consent order which is not implemented. I\'m more interested in minimising the costs of going back to court and this seems to suggest that each side would self rep and only use counsel as a wtiness?

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:54:15

In the case above it was intepretation of the consent order that was under consideration rather than enforcing implementation. If the lawyers orginally involved in the case are witnessess then there is the option to employ new representation or litigate in person. However, I think most people would be out of their depth grappling with the complexities of such a case. Note the ex wife\'s costs were 150k+ and she was awarded under 82k.

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:54:16

We all find out after the Consent Order how many things weren\'t properly dealt with - the system is designed to get your signatures and get you out of the court system. I think if we could approach the District Judge directly with the fallout they would be a lot more careful about what they rubber stamp in Consent Orders. As it is they have very little feedback on what they\'re doing wrong - hardly anything gets put back before them as a reject for them to sort out.

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:54:16

Yes I agree with Nemesis..... Im a classic example of agreeing a CO at the FH before it was left to the judge to decide and the main reasons i agreed were never worded on the CO when i finally received my copy, a whole month later. It just says I have the right to have terms implemented..... ie go back to court if needs be and possibly earn te solicitors and barristers a whol;e load more dosh for not getting the job done properly 1st time around... Its so infuriating but thats the british legal system for ya!

EnglishRose

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:54:15

ALl the more reason to try to settle well before hearings, draw up drafts, look at them over several days, get 2 or three opinions, think, rest, consider and only then sign and always assume and know that you are the person most interested in getting it right and checking details and check and check again and again.

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:54:16

Most people with do try and settle before hearings and to obviously avoid the high costs involved..... but its hard work when all the other party wants is 120% of everything then you are told at the time of signing an agreement that such and such will be worded in it... only then to find when you recieve your copy its a load of ballogni....

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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 23:29:27

This seems fo be very interesting



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