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Old 04-12-2012, 01:11 AM
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to keep on fighting, I guess we get the picture. .
I didn't say I wanted to keep fighting...and I'm pretty sure I said I didn't have money for a lawyer...

Maybe you and Arabian should learn how to READ before you hit reply.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:12 AM
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Hey YOU ARE ON A DIVORCE FORUM AS WELL ASSHOLE!
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:19 AM
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Remember - he is self represented so it costs him practically nothing. Cost is borne by the good old taxpayer. He did say he was "in court over 10 times in a year" didn't he?

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I think it's idiotic to assume that the 10 court appearances were unnecessary or the "fault" of any one person.

Arabian, the attitude you project in this thread stinks.
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Hi,

I'm going to trial for 5 days next week and I am self-represented. While I still can't believe I'm divorcing, I am. And I have 5 kids that are being put through a ringer for the 2nd year, thanks to an unstable wife that I somehow love(d). Despite sharing a low income from my job, she got Legal Aid and I was refused.

Can I get people's experiences from what had to be done in court? For example, are submissions required and if so, what had to be submitted? How long are opening comments? Have you ever had the Justice cut you off for going on too long? Was there anything that really pissed off the Justice? Do you have any Alberta specific advice? If you got sole custody or joint, was there any key factor the Justice cared about or a key law/case law that helped?
Search for posts from fieldgrey, and workingdad. these two have recently been through it and posted some of their thoughts/experiences.

I have trial looming as well. This will be my second go at it. First time around I settled the day of trial - and six months later my ex is hauling me back as she just can't seem to figure out she already won.

What I do recall (even without actually going to trial) is that I was very intimidated by the fact my ex had a legal aid lawyer and I did not. Emotions were very high for me the two weeks leading up as I scrambled to get ready.

Best advice I can give is make use of stress relief tactics. Hit the gym - try to break your bench-press max that week. Include some healthy (and very manly) yelling and shouting as you push that bar up. Don't forget to curse profanely. Thats stress relief.

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