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27 Feb 12 #314759 by gary1234
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I''ve recently received notice form the court that, as respondent in an UB divorce, I have been ordered to pay half of the costs. I did agree that I would pay "half of reasonable costs" and I have since received a letter from her solicitor, telling me how many phone calls and letters were written. I find the cost to be quite high (I have to pay £800).

I''m not sure, should I request a full break down from her solicitor of what the costs were for? Do I have to pay for everything, including letters they wrote to me? I was also personally served the papers so have to pay half of that, which I don''t agree with as I didn''t receive anything from the court in the post before that. Can I dispute anything at this stage?

Any advice greatly appreciated :)

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27 Feb 12 #314760 by dukey
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If you have been ordered to pay then you must pay, the fact you were served explains the cost, it could have been much worse being the respondent who was served you could expect to pay the lot £1600 and that`s on the low side if service was deemed, pay it and count your lucky stars.

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27 Feb 12 #314777 by Young again
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Hi gary,

£800 in 2012 - not that bad mate.

I think you are off to a good start!

Good luck to the both of you!

YA

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27 Feb 12 #314809 by .Charles
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Yep, I have to agree that the costs are distinctly average. I have a schedule in front of me now where a process server was used - the costs are £1693.00 all in.

Charles

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