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17 Jul 12 #343879 by memily12
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My solicitor is about to Petition for my Decree Absolute. The Nisi states (from the court) that my ex has been ordered to pay the cost of the divorce.
He is working and claiming but he states as he gets paid cash in hand then they can''t catch him, so he says that he will not be paying any cost back to me.
As he claims he doesn''t work he pays £10 a month for our 2 children (through CSA) and I have had to hire a solicitor for the divorce as he was refusing to sign and was making things very difficult.
Will I ever recover the cost I have paid?? :(

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01 Aug 12 #346633 by TBagpuss
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maybe. you can apply to enforce the costs order. this is treated like any other court order for paymetn (i.e. like a CCJ) if he ays he doesn''t pay then the court can require him to provide details of his income and outgoings and can set an amount for him to pay by installments.

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