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15 Apr 12 #324051 by shogan
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If I except unreasonable behaviour for divorce how do I answer question 6 objecting to court cost
my wife wanted the divorce not me also I’m paying the costs for buying her out of the house the fees for that I have agreed to pay and I’m paying her halve of the loan and mortgage I am expect to pay all the loan we had together so in short amount of words how do I yes I defend costs any help please

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15 Apr 12 #324055 by WhiteRose
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I think if you accept UB costs can be awarded against you, if this is what your stbx has applied for.

You may be able to negotiate splitting the costs between you, as no financial agreement can be put in place until you have the Decree Nisi - maybe you could negotiate a fairer split of the other things to reflect what you will have to pay out with this?

If not what you would be paying for isn''t the whole lot of everything involved, just the severing of the marriage bit, this could be approx £1500.00.

For the Finances and any childcare issues, each of you will be expected to pay your own legal fees/costs - so its better (cheaper and less emotionally stretching) to agree things yourself, or if you need a bit of help, think about mediation.


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15 Apr 12 #324058 by shogan
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We have agreed the property side between us and finance our solicitors sol is doing that for us now to tie up finances in an agreement. But I’m a little concerned on this for about costs my wife said she don’t care but that may change the kids we have we have already agreed as they are from separate relationships.

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