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23 May 12 #332433 by Pixicat
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My partner has recently divorced. He was the Respondant in this case and in his Ni Si it states his former partner was awarded costs. His Absolute came through 2 months ago but there has been nothing from the court regarding costs.

Yesterday he received a letter from his former partner demanding a sum of money towards costs.

As costs were awarded how do we find out how much and will the court contact us about this?

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24 May 12 #332593 by .Charles
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The court will not contact you. It is up to the Petitioner to set out what costs are claimed. If the parties cannot agree a sum, the Petitioner has to prepare a formal bill of costs and serve this upon the respondent using form N252 (notice of commencement of detailed assessment proceedings).

The costs are not usually payable until Decree Absolute but it varies from order to order.

Charles

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