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31 Aug 11 #285604 by bikeman
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It says in leaflet EX50:

An applicant can apply for any combination of these orders. Where an application is made for more than one of these orders at the same time, only one fee is payable.

Which sounds pretty clear but my sol said I cant apply for financial order and Absolute at the same time (for one fee).

Is sol mistaken?

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31 Aug 11 #285613 by .Charles
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Yes, your solicitor is mistaken. If you want to apply for Ancillary Relief you pay £240.00. If you want to apply for Decree Absolute you pay £45.00. Even if you make the applications at the same time, they are still separate applications.

Charles

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01 Sep 11 #285653 by dukey
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You can apply for both applications at the same time and pay one fee, for you that would be £285,This sounds very much like the solicitor not understanding your question or you not understanding the answer, so you pay one fee but you pay for each individual application, it would be great if court did BOGOF offers but they don`t.

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01 Sep 11 #285723 by .Charles
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It is possible to apply for a Children Act order for residence and/or contact. That is technically 2 applications but only one fee applies. Perhaps this is where the confusion lies...

Charles

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