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Who pays for the cost of filing for a divorce?

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30 Oct 07 #5507 by leem
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Who pays for the cost of filing for a divorce?

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30 Oct 07 #5513 by dun
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The person filing for the divorce

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31 Oct 07 #5548 by gone1
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Generaly if the respondant contests then they pay the pettioners costs. So if U are issueing U are the pettioner and the respondant (the other party) contests then they pay. Chris

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31 Oct 07 #5571 by tiesys
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I was under the impression that the respondant would pay the costs?

I am divorcing my wife on UB(she left the house and had been shagging someone for 2 years) and she had the audacity to say that "she didn't feel my reasons were valid", and that if I didn't pay all the csts, she would cross petition (idle threat).

I then offered her 50/50 on costs (put a time limit on the offer), and after about six weeks, she wrote to say she would only pay £300.00.

Not a chance, but I guess the best I can hope for is 50/50.

My advice, don't give an inch


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