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09 Sep 09 #145106 by aileron
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I represented myself and at the end,the judge nodded to her solicitor "Costs"
I understood this to be the court costs and she has to pay her own solicitor.
I now wonder if she has to pay my solicitors costs as well. Some people seem to think so.
I received a letter from the court, first paragraph the reduction in Ancillary Relief and date of change.
The second only said "Costs"

During the hearing the judge wondered how after a marriage of four years, she received such a generous settlement, but it made little difference to the outcome.

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10 Sep 09 #145432 by D L
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Are you sure it only said Costs and nothing else at all?

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10 Sep 09 #145464 by aileron
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Thank you for your reply.

After the judge summed up, he nodded to Annes Solicitor and said " Costs" to which he nodded.
A few days later I received a letter from the court.

Para 1 stated new monthly figure and payment date.
Para 2 Just stated. No Costs.

That was it.

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10 Sep 09 #145471 by Fiona
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'No costs' means there is no order for costs and each party pays their own

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