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20 Dec 12 #371107 by coasttocoast
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Hi at the beginning of my divorce i agreed to pay a fixed amount in relation to the cost of the divorce.
I have finally received my Absolute, can anyone now tell me whether i should be sent an invoice from ex''s solicitor relating to payment or would it be usual to just send an informal email asking for the money.

Many thanks.

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21 Dec 12 #371148 by .Charles
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The solicitor can only issue an invoice to their client. Any monies that the solicitor receives from you are monies collected on behalf of their client and will be sent on to their client or used to discharge outstanding monies.

So, the informal email as you describe is perfectly acceptable. It is not the method of request that matter, it is the method of payment that counts.

When you send the monies, you should do so by cheque with a covering letter explaining the purpose of the monies. The cheque should be made payable to the solicitors.

Charles

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