UK Family Law
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I made a statement which included assaults, damage to my personal property, harassment by telephone and text, also I mentioned harassment of my mother (she occupies an annex next to the main house) - some of this has been reported to the police some not.
You cannot specify that you want a male judge or a female judgebecause that is sex discrimination.
If your ex-wife is texting and harassing you, go to the policeand ask them to warn her under the Protection from Harassment Act. Your mothershould also make a complaint. I can see no reason why this should not all bereported to the police.
You can then go to court with incident numbers from the policereports and they will assist your application. The fact that you have notreported all these incidents to the police does not go in your favour.
It will be heard at the Court were all the other proceedings havebeen heard and you should not apply to different court.
Does that answer the question? Can I answer any specific points?
1. Understood on the male/female question.
2. Can you clarify can/should I withdraw the application so that I can gather additional data?
3. I have police references for several incidents I assume these should be added to my statement.
4. Do these ever get heard ex-parte - as I do not want to alert my ex to these proceedings at this time?
An EP Without notice application is usually made only in respect of anemergency application and then, the order would only be temporary.
You can always withdraw the application but in all honesty, youmay be criticised for doing so because if you now want to gather moreinformation, you should not have made the application in the first place.
The police incident references should be referred to in thestatement.