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Divorce costs: paying or recovering costs

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5 years 9 months ago #461764 by .Charles
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It is right but I am having difficulty finding the case law which dates been to the early 70s from memory. I''ll look it out tomorrow and post back.

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5 years 9 months ago #461765 by .Charles
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Found it in my case!

Chapman v Chapman - court of appeal - 1972. On 5 years separation where the Petition is undefended, there will be no order for costs even if the Petitioner is legally aided.

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3 years 11 months ago #490614 by dutchelms
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Hi,

I have a Decree Nisi hearing next week and the ex is disputing the costs. What is a reasonable amount for me to claim back?

£550 court fee
£400 solicitors I have paid more on these :whistle:
£85 for the Absolute.

Total £1035

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3 years 11 months ago #490617 by Bubblegum11
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Why are you paying £85 for the absolute? I believe it's included in the original £550 court fee.

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3 years 11 months ago #490626 by .Charles
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With the exception of the decree absolute as Bubblegum points out, those costs seems fine.

However, it would be wise to have a breakdown of how the costs were incurred or at the very least have with you the bills you have received from your solicitor.

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2 years 5 months ago #503803 by skinny lizzy
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Oh my god, I've paid over £12,000 to my solicitor already, I'm a year down the road and my 'husband' is still living in the marital home (on the settee). I have an 11 year old daughter with him who's found all of this so upsetting and now her father doesn't even speak more than two words if that to her. He doesn't speak to me at all. I feel as though I've been abandoned by my solicitor who keeps sending letters and emails to my husbands solicitor, I never get to see these letters unless they're asking for something. I get a bill that's sort of itemized but just with a final total on so I have no idea what's being charged or if it's actually correct. Is there some governing body I can speak to about this. The costs are so high and all that's happened is that I've been asked to appear at court next week for a 'cost order' hearing, even this hasn't been explained to me and I'm not being represented! I'm worried to death and feel very venerable at the moment. Any advice would so be appreciated :(

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7 months 1 week ago #513355 by jemma12345
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I divorced my ex on grounds of unreasonable behaviour, he has been ordered to pay my costs of £1150 and he has completely ignored this. How do i get this money back?
Still trying to sort finances

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