Hi, I''m a self-repper because I spent £3k on a collaborative solicitor which didn''t get me anywhere and I''ve run out of money. I''m the respondent in the divorce but applicant in the financial order which goes to court in 2 weeks time for first appointment. Stbx is paying a solicitor and an accountant to do everything for him even though he has a failing business and low income. My question is, how will his extortionate legal costs be paid at the end of the court process? Will he be expecting them to be paid out of the joint pot before being distributed between us? If so, is it fair that he''s had support and representation against me and I''ve paid half of it? Is there a way around this?
I would imagine they pot will be distributed first and then he will take the costs out of his bit.
I''m not qualified in any way to advise but that to me seems the only logical way forward.
I am under the impression that each party is responsible for their own costs unless stated otherwise.