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I'm just wondering about a couple of things. My ex plans on

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I'm just wondering about a couple of things. My ex plans on representing himself at pre-trial here in Saskatchewan. I won't do that. I have offered a settlement twice only to be told no each time. HOw often does a judge find someone representing themselves. Especially since he had a lawyer to begin with and then had him withdraw.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Saskatchewan Canada
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Yes there is chambers on Jan 23 to decide a date for pre trial. He believes that he is not responsible for my debt
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The law as far as the separation goes - it is the date of settlement right? He seems to think it is the day that I left. Any of the debt I had from separation to date of petition is included in the asset split correct?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Canada Family Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

I am not quite sure what you are asking.

Are you asking if self-representing is common?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
That and a couple other things. If he represents himself after firing a lawyer - how does that impact the pre-trial?
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

He could get an adjournment if he needs more time to prepare perhaps but that is really it.

What else do you want to know?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Do judges normally like having people represent themselves?
And I had a question about debt that occurs between when I left and date of petition? Are both parties still responsible for the others debt during that period? And what if the respondent doesn't agree do the separation date?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Did you get my last message?
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

Judges are used to it unfortunately.

You are not responsible for debts incurred by the other after separation.

You would each submit evidence about the separation date and a court would decide.

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?