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Disputing Costs Nisi Stage

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23 Feb 22 #518916 by Pinkpandora
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Hello,

New here and looking for some advice. During mediation my husband agreed to file divorce by himself and pay the costs. I received the online application in January and he has used a solicitor, stated unreasonable behaviour which is fine (although not the divorce reason) and he has made an application for costs.

When I responded, I agreed to the divorce, but not the reasons and I also didn't agree to the order of costs and stated my reasons in brief. I've today had an email stating the Nisi is to be read in March and the court is making an order for costs, at a court 150 miles away from us.

I'm worried about what these costs will be and the fact he had already agreed to pay the costs. If I had known he was going to do this I would have filled myself and paid it myself on grounds of adultery.

Am I right in thinking if I defend the costs now the current hearing will be halted and new hearing arranged and it will potentially cost me a lot more in fees and solicitors?

Any advice welcomed

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23 Feb 22 #518919 by hadenoughnow
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A costs dispute could rack up more costs. He doesn't have to enforce any costs order if one is made. You could ask for an undertaking that he won't.

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