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Yes, They accepted the evidence against her as correct. But, the judge failed to do the maths correctly. He just concentrated on the UK assets and divided 50%/50%. The gold, 2 flats and the documentary evidence that she deliberately lied to the court not taken into account.
I made clear that I will appeal against the judgement, the court yes you can but you have to pay cost.
Yes, only partially.
His judgment was based on these figures:
My pension £116,000
Matrimonial home in Newcastle £110,000-£120,000
Cairo flat £60,000 awarded to her
Sudan property £60,000 (authenticated estimate from Ministry of Justice) is only £15,000
The judge to cancel out overseas assets
The judge has ignored gold and Jewellery worth £80,000, although she admitted selling every thing during the court procedures.
I and my legal time brought some evidence including she in 2005 changed her marital status to single on her Egyptian ID. The judge accepted the validity of the evidence, but still calculated the pension duration from 2001 to 2009, it should have been 2005 based on the ID card.
Does dishonesty be rewarded in court? I have lost every thing by her deception.
Do you think I have a good chance for my appeal to be accepted by the judge.
If the appeal is successful at this stage, then I am planning to go to Egypt to obtain new evidence about her other assets when situation there is back to normal.
The only said it was unfair and she was able to manipulate the system to her favour for 4 years. But, I have not asked them then about the appeal, as I used their service intermittently and I was self represented most of the time because of lack of funds.
Do you think I should seek legal advice before considering I submit my appeal notice and have the scrutinised by a solicitor?
The Appeal notice should not include any new evidence. At this stage the judge will examine if I think the court made a mistake or there was a procedural problem. In my opinion, the court ignored the documentary evidence. If the judge agrees with my arguments and then the case can proceed further and I am allowed then to bring new evidence that was not used before in court. Therefore, at this stage is for me to prove that the judgement was unjust. That what I have been told by the court staff and the leaflets accompanying the forms.
Is that right?
Sorry for the confusion. I was under the wrong impression that I needed to go to Egypt to obtain new evidence and then I can appeal. But that was not the case. After all I am not too late to appeal as the other side sent me the legal documents only in Mid September after long delays since the hearing in May. Now I have 11 days to appeal using the same evidence available to the court now until the day of the final judgement, My reasons for the appeal are the division is wrong and is based on false calculations and assumptions. The court did not take any notice about the bad conduct and lack of credibility of my ex-wife when making the judgement, even when the court had accepted all my evidence and rejected many of hers.
The court sent me on Friday 3 copies of the form "Appellant's notice". I have 14 days to complete the forms and to pay court fees. I was told the appeal will be decided by a judge.
Please, would you let me know what the forms are for. The court staff told me by telephone that my written request was reviewed and I am allowed to appeal. Therefore, I am now been asking for your advice based on this new information.
Thanks a lot for your help.
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