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04 Jul 12 #341225 by grafter
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Been to court today to appeal against having to pay exs divorce costs.
The outcome was for me to pay half the costs.as her sol never let court know how much costs for sol would be.the judge decided on 200 for divorce and 300 towards sol fees.
All in all I kind of think of this as a moral victory for me,as the break up of our marrige was her MIDLIFE CRISIS.
My question is the judge said I could pay 25 pounds per month to her sol,how does it work if ex is getti.g legal aid
Thanks grafter

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05 Jul 12 #341274 by dukey
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Its very unusual for a judge to say what you pay monthly, what you will need to do is contact the solicitor to arrange payment,just pay it, don`t miss any or you`ll end up with more costs.

Your lucky by the way it could have been much worse, attending a costs hearing without knowing what they were looking for was foolish in the extreme, still it saved you lots of dosh.

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05 Jul 12 #341279 by vivi36
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just thought I''d add that not all Legal Aid grants are a gift of the state. I ''believe'' (not at all sure!) that it''s a loan that has to be paid back if possible. So in answer to your last question maybe that''s what your doing.

£500? wowee you did well


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05 Jul 12 #341336 by .Charles
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Yep, the payments will go to the solicitor who will pay these back to the Legal Services Commission if the Commission funded the divorce proceedings.


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