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25 Aug 12 #351887 by bangi
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Just got a letter from ex''s solicitors saying that the judge has ordered me to pay the divorce costs.

In the form D8the solicitors asked for the court "Shall be ordered to pay half the court fees of this application"

In the original letter letter from ex''s solicitor it says

"In regards to the costs my client would suggest that each party should pay their own costs in relation to the divorce suit however feels that court fees should be split and that court fees that will be incurred in this matter namely,£385 should be divided equally so that you each pay £192.50.

Now I am being told I should £800 instead of £192.50 can they get away with this?

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28 Aug 12 #352286 by TBagpuss
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what did you say on the acknowledgment of service?

Did the Petition itself refer to 50% of court fees?

Have tyou received the certificate of entitlement from the corut, to check what it actually says? If not, your first steo should be to contact the court to get a copy and clarify what it says.

If the Petion only asked for 50% of court fees and the order says all pf the costs, then this is most likely an error on the aprt of the curt; you can attend court for the Decree Nisi to contest the order (you will probably have to give written notice to the court and to your ex''s solicitors)


However, as a first step, it is worth phining or writing to the solicitor, reminding them of the original agreement and asking them to confirm that their letter to you is a mistake and that the sum they actually requier is £192.50.

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