I hope someone could help with question which seems straight forward but I cannot seem to find the answer.
As the respondent (no sol) , I have agreed with my wife's solicitor to split the costs.
The application I have just received indicates a wish to recover costs. Do I object on the D10 to accepting the costs siting the solicitors email as proof or is this process normal and the split is conducted later down the line?
If they do not apply for costs they cannot seek to recover costs from you. There has to be an order in place, the principle of which you agree i.e. you agree to bear half of those costs.
However, I would suggest that you seek to agree the amount that you are to pay and have that put in the order. It's fairly easy to predict the costs of an uncontested divorce. For instance, if they estimate it will be £1800 you can agree that your contribution is £900 and that can be written into the order.
The alternative is for costs to be assessed if not agreed. This is much more complex, increases costs and involves more work for both sides.