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asked on May 22, 2017 at 22:30
by   david600
my wife is going for divorce, we separated for 2 years
tribunal already finished
 
my question is, should I take lawyer for me? or do not need lawyer

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answered on May 23, 2017 at 01:32
by   vkpc
my question is, should I take lawyer for me? or do not need lawyer

If you have a lot of money, you should use a lawyer.
If you don't have a lot of money, then you can self represent like Jeff005 did.
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answered on May 23, 2017 at 01:41
by   FAQs
tribunal already finished
Means one party is contesting the divorce.
What did the counselors at the Tribunal says?
That cert is not valid for the purpose of filing Single Petition. For Mutual Petition only.

Who is filing for the S.P.?

You may need the services of a competent lawyer if 
1. There are assets distribution
2. Child / children involved.
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answered on May 23, 2017 at 14:54
by   david600
the wife is filing for the S.P.
tribunal said nothing they can do, but in reality they never do anything also.

That cert is not valid for the purpose of filing Single Petition. For Mutual Petition only.??is this true?then how come she can file for single petition?

assets, is car and saving considered as asset?
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answered on May 23, 2017 at 17:19
by   jeff005
tribunal said nothing they can do, but in reality they never do anything also. 
Wrong..!! They have already done something which you do not understand.
Who filed at the tribunal?

For Mutual Petition only.??is this true?then how come she can file for single petition? 
Read the cert again. It should be stated in the cert.
Her lawyer teaches her to show that they are doing MORE work.
The purpose of the Tribunal is to try to reconcile the coupe. It should be filed by the spouse that wants reconciliation. If both side are already determined to divorce, the episode is just nothing but a show. You told the counselors there you do not want to reconcile?
Read again the forms that you have filled during YOUR first meeting with the Tribunal.
There were a lot of Q's there. There were also Assets and Liabilities to be declared there.
The liabilities are the children (if any) of course.
Your ex wife is keen to divorce you fast. If she files a single petition and you contest, the court will order the both of you to go for the Tribunal Session (since one is contesting). That would set back at least 8-10 months.

 is car and saving considered as asset?
???? to me sometimes it is an liability.
It also means you are very new. Read back in this forum to understand what is divorcing is all about. She may claim FULL CUSTODY of the dogs, cats and guinea pigs since no children is involved. Another thingy, the stamps and coins collection too (50%).

tribunal said nothing they can do, but in reality they never do anything also.
If your wife wants to divorce you, there is nothing you can do. So how can OTHERS do something? Chain her inside your marital home?

What did you and her tell the counselors during the last meeting there?
What was the reason given/stated in the cert?
This would determine whether you are more advantageous than her or not.
You have received the Petition? If YES, what is she claiming?

There were Q's asked above, not all were answered. Try to answer it accurately.
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answered on May 23, 2017 at 17:22
by   jeff005
edited May 23, 2017 at 17:23
by   jeff005
@ vkpc

U oso self represented. Y poke at me?
UR the sifu @self representing
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answered on May 23, 2017 at 19:10
by   david600
she filed for the tribunal.
cert written : gagal mendamaikan pasangan, isteri minta cerai

the story is, first she asked for mutual divrce which i don't agree, then she filed tribunal, and finished, then now single petition.

what should be the next step from me to contest? need lawyer?
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answered on May 23, 2017 at 21:15
by   jeff005
edited May 23, 2017 at 21:24
by   jeff005
What are the reasons for the divorce stated in the single petition?
What are her claims from you?

Can you see the irony of things?
She file at the Tribunal? But "minta cerai".. look at the mockery of the whole episode.
That's put her at a distinct disadvantageous.

what should be the next step from me to contest?
What do you want to contest? Avoid the divorce?
If the woman that has been sleeping beside you do not want you, what can anybody do?
What have you done to her that she is so determined to get away from you?
What are her "declared" reasons? (At least in her "Affidavit Sokongan").?

need lawyer?
Mr. vkpc has answered

To self represent is not difficult nor that easy as ABC. If you have NOT done anything wrong, self representing can suffice, but the wife's lawyer can tear you down like nobody's business.

A lot also depends on what she ask for in the petition papers.
House, car, saving acs? Children? (you have not answered the above Q's)

You are not at a crossroads but the end of the tunnel.
If you can afford a lawyer, then get one.
The fees she is forking out now is in the region of 5K-7K for starters. If you fight (for what?) it will snowball. As for your side check with a law firm for current rates.
If you lose, you pay your own fees and her lawyers fees too.
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answered on May 24, 2017 at 03:23
by   notalawyer
Actually if you don't want a divorce, you can contest the petition it and drag the Court case for years.
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answered on May 24, 2017 at 03:24
by   notalawyer
Actually if you don't want a divorce, you can contest the petition and drag the Court case for years.
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answered on May 24, 2017 at 22:38
by   david600
she is claiming the house.
i pay the fees?my own lawyer fees is ok, why should pay her lawyer fees??

to contest and drag the divorce, need lawyer?
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