When you are the party filing the review, the other party naturally gets the right of response.
In one we recently filed were amazed when we received the response because the other party obviously did not really “get it”.
It looked like they had got a lawyer to help them respond, but in this case their response only helped to confirm the very grounds that were being applied for.
One of the grounds pointed to a debt that was left from the married situation – their response pointed to the fact that as this was part of the agreed marital situation that it didn’t count.
However the ground doesn’t mention anything about the agreed split of assets, it just points to the fact that sometimes one party is left servicing a debt or paying something off and the other party isn’t.
Another ground was to do with the fact that the parent paying child support was also paying for the private school fees, the review was filed to fairly factor this into the child support equation, not because they were no longer going to pay the fees.
The other party responded as if the parent was trying to get out of paying them, whereas the actual fact was they were just trying to get the child support formula adjusted to factor this in.
A pointless response again, just adding weight to the fact that yes one parent was paying extra.
The hearing for this review is happening in just over a week. We will keep you posted!