Experience has shown me that the initial threat and subsequent instigation of legal
process brings one of two things.
1) A quick resolution where the other side simply doesn't want the grief.
2) A protracted, drawn out resolution where usually, in hindsight, it's best to get on with life whilst the mill grinds.
Friends will boost your feelings as will the satisfaction of actually doing something about it.
The only time i've seen quick resolution was where a writ was put on the mast
, funds were paid into trust within 24 hours and mediation went ahead.
The normal assumption of the other side is 'if we drag this out he has no money
and will just go away', no doubt this has been discussed and may well be their tactic.
Embarrasment may play a part as well, no one likes to be in the limelight with a dangling writ on the mast
, even this forum will have embarrassed unless the skins are thick.
Lets hope there is a good resolution with fairness for all.