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Court fees - ruling to pay stbx''s

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12 Nov 12 #365988 by cas50
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Hi
Just wondering how common it is for Judge''s to rule that one party should pay the other''s court costs?
Thanks

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13 Nov 12 #366029 by LittleMrMike
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I assume that, by '' court costs '' you mean the other side''s costs in issuing the Petition.

Costs are often claimed in the Petition and it isn''t uncommon for costs to be awarded where the divorce is fault based, ef adultery or UB.

It is much rare where the divorce is by consent.

However the rule in financial proceedings is that each party bears his or her own costs.

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13 Nov 12 #366102 by cas50
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Thanks for clearing that up.

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