A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Lines open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info

What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.

Re. costs

  • PhoebeBlue
  • PhoebeBlue's Avatar Posted by
  • Junior Member
  • Junior Member
25 Jun 12 #338860 by PhoebeBlue
Topic started by PhoebeBlue
My Decree Nisi is ready (I''m the Petitioner - husband''s unreasonable behaviour).
I have asked for ''costs'' , but solicitor says it will prolong process and can''t be certain if I''ll be awarded them.

Is it worth it (although my husband''s continued unreasonable behaviour has added to the costs!!!)


  • cookie2
  • cookie2's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
25 Jun 12 #338876 by cookie2
Reply from cookie2
It is best to come to an agreement about costs. Fighting about costs in court is often not worth it. Generally the Petitioner wins costs in most cases, but remember a costs award simply creates a debt. If he cannot afford to pay then a costs order does not allow you to get blood from a stone.

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11

The modern, convenient and affordable way to divorce.

No-Fault Divorce £179

We provide the UK's lowest cost no-fault divorce service, managed by a well respected firm of solicitors. 

Online Mediation £250

Online mediation is a convenient and inexpensive way to agree on a fair financial settlement.

Consent Order £259

This legally binding agreement defines how assets (e.g. properties and pensions) are to be divided.

Court Support £250

Support for people who have to go to court to get a fair divorce financial settlement without a solicitor.