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13 Jul 09 #131038 by greenfrog
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My solicitor informed me that cost can only be awarded by a judge t the Final Hearing but I have read on hear that may not be the case , sometime they can be awarded sooner. Please could someone clarify this.

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13 Jul 09 #131042 by D L
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Costs for what?

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14 Jul 09 #131077 by greenfrog
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Costs for ancilliary relief proceedings, the judge has already awarded full costs against him for the divorce petition.

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14 Jul 09 #131354 by greenfrog
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I suppose I mean the hearings.

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14 Jul 09 #131355 by D L
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OK....
At any hearing where a judge considers it has been a waste of time due to the conduct of one of the parties, the judge can make a costs order there and then that the defaulting party pay the costs "thrown away" for which he will set a figure.

The judge can also, at the final hearing, order one party to pay the costs of the other based on that person's poor conduct.

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