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What can I expect? Costs hearing coming up....

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06 Feb 11 #250102 by NC35
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Hi All
First post so please be kind.

Good news, divorced (six years ago) and happily remarried, there is a good life at the end of it all. Please don't disspare. (but ex is still and ex from hell. LOL)

So back to the question and help please.
Have a hearing for costs coming up soon. Been asked to prepare a defence. To be filed with the court and with the claimant (the ex).

Agreed to a change in the residence order and the ex is claiming for solicitors fees and court costs.

So, is it possible to offer a defence, what should I say?

I appreciate that courts and judges are a law unto themselves, but what can I expect?

BTW County Court.

Thanking you all in anticipation.

:)

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07 Feb 11 #250164 by .Charles
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It is difficult to offer advice as you have not given much information.

In Children Act proceedings the general rule is that there should be no order for costs.

However, depending upon the course of proceedings a costs order might be necessary. In your case you agreed to a change in residence which is unusual. I assume that your ex made an application to change residence? If so, did you defend this then lose/concede?

Charles

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