I have received a letter from my husband''s solicitor with his intended divorce petition,QUESTION 1: Where it states costs on the form, they have ticked that the respondent shall be ordered to pay the costs of this application, Does this mean i will be paying for everything or just my own costs. QUESTION 2: under financial order, they have ticked everthing, I''m not sure what these mean or where i stand, can you please help me out with this, i have not seen a solicitor yet as i dont have much money and i''m trying to sort it myself until a solicitor is needed, (once the forms come back from the court, i will then consult a solicitor..
Q 1, yes probably, what is the reason for the divorce.
Q 2, most solicitors will tick all the box`s even though they are not actually asking for all of those provisions, its just the way its done, as i understand it they should not tick the box for maintenance pending suit but most seem to tick it anyway.
The reason for divorce is: Unreasonable Behaviour, he has made up lots of rubbish, he said he doesnt love me anymore, but obviously thats not ground for divorce, we are still friends at the moment but i''m not willing to pay his costs.. I thought i would only have to pay my solicitor fees, (when i get one), He is the petitioning for divorce, surely i shouldnt have to pay his fees???
When someone asks for a divorce if the reason is UB or adultery then they can ask you pay their costs, it doesn''t always mean they are though so ask and get it on paper they are not seeking costs, often a sol will say if you agree to the divorce we wont ask for costs.
Thank You for time and patience, as you can tell i''m no expert on any of this. I have to reply before 14th Sept, do you think i should take these forms to a solicitor, hopefully this week and let them answer for me??
Personally, i''d rather do it without any solicitors, but how would i reply to these forms?, am i allowed to ring or e-mail husbands solicitor and tell him that i agree to the divorce but not the costs??