Your attorneys do not want to settle if you have a severe illness which appears you may have unless you get significant support if it is available. Your going for the medical examination should cost you nothing, as your spouse has to pay for it. Federal Court has no jurisdiction here, so forget that. If you cannot afford counsel, and cannot get interim attorney fees, try Legal Aid or the local bar association for help.
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It's possible. But you can't do it in Federal Court. But there must be a reason that your attorneys haven't wanted to settle without spousal support.
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There's nothing for you to do in Federal Court. You will undoubtedly be able to find someone to finish your case for a flat fee, if you're willing to pay what the market demands. Call around and schedule a few consultations. Most attorneys, myself included, will offer a free consultation.
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Federal Court does not handle this type of matter. It is impossible to evaluate your case in this limited forum with limited facts. If your attorney do not want to settle the case without spousal support there is surely a reason. You can always fire your attorney. Be aware that if your spouse does not want to settle your only alternative is to go to trial.
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