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27 Jun 12 #339619 by elvis1forthemoney
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Any advice on why I the respondent will have to pay the ex wife to be divorce fees? Is this only court fees or does it include all of her solicitors fees also? :Sthanks Elvis...

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28 Jun 12 #339633 by LittleMrMike
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I think you''re thinking of Court fees. In financial proceedings the rule is that each party bears their own costs.

The reason for requiring one party to pay the Court fees of the other is, basically, that if, say, I was a lousy husband and a complete and utter cad ( which I hope I''m not ) and my wife decides she can''t stand it any more and petitions for divorce, then you could perhaps argue that I drove her to it and left her with little alternative but to divorce me, and therefore it''s fair that I should pay the costs of a divorce petition when it was my own behaviour that had caused it.

Of course it isn''t always that simple, and you can object to paying costs at all, or say that it''s six of one and half a dozen of the other and therefore the costs should be shared. As a general rule I think this is reasonable when both parties want the divorce. It is rare to claim costs when the divorce is by consent.


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