Sorry if this info can be found elsewhere, but i just need some clarification on my next actions.
I have a certificate of entitlement to a decree which arrived a few weeks ago.
Within this certificate it talks about the court having fixed the 6th June 2012 for the pronouncement of the decree.
There is a note regarding costs. It says that any party may be heard on the question of costs at the hearing of these proceedings BUT a party will not be heard unless that party has, not less than 2 days before the hearing, served on every other party written notice of that party''s intention to attend the hearing and apply for or oppose the making of an order for costs.
I did use a solicitor for a while and have incurred costs because of this. I also have my own time and effort and costs for travel aswell as court fees.
Can i claim all these back at this hearing, and if so, is there a procedure to follow?
Any advice or pointing me in the right direction would be much appreciated.
So, presumably i need to detail these costs, otherwise i will get very little if i do not attend court. I think i read somewhere, without a solicitor i can charge £18 for every hour i have spent. But, from what you are saying, at this stage, it needs to be restricted to time i have spent purely on the Petition for divorce and not any time arguing over ancillary costs.
Is there an official form to use to serve details of my intention to claim costs on the respondent?
Thanks for your time so far. It is really very much appreciated.