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Remission off court fees

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18 Jun 12 #337428 by Shot8un
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Hi all,

Hope someone can help.

My girl friend moved in with me a couple off months ago. She was in the middle off negotiating a divorce with her ex-husband when we met and they finally agreed to apply for one recently.

Unfortunately she is on a very low wage and therefore thought she would qualify for a divorce remission from the court.

But apparently not...

Because i earn more, the leaflet says she will not qualify as we are a couple. We have been living together 2 months and have been together 6.

Her divorce is not really any off my business, but the court seem to expect me to subsidize the cost off it because she lives with me.

Is this really the case?

Thank you

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18 Jun 12 #337431 by jslgb
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As far as i am aware, yes!

When my stbxh was divorcing his first wife and going for contact, towards the end when she found out we were living together Legal Aid began asking for my details. At the time he had partial legal aid and had to pay a token amount each month. I refused to provide my details as it was none of my business and eventually his legal aid was revoked (not purely because of me, idiot didnt pay his token payment for months!!). By this point he was happy with the contact order and didnt need to go back to court so it didnt bother him.

I dont know the legalities of it all and i''m sure someone who does will be along shortly to give you their advice but like i said, in my experience this is the norm.

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