If one party was to be bloody minded & run up a huge bill while the other kept costs to a minimum would it all come out of the pot prior to settlement or would each person be responsible for their own costs from their own settlement?
My x2b is keen to run up huge bills to reduce the amount left over to share around, where as im keen to keep costs to a minimum & avoid using solicitors at all unless absolutely necessary.
I would also like to know the answer to this as I am a newbie "virgin" respondent for UB where the general advice seems to be swallow your pride and dont defend. I dont mind sharing or even paying all court costs but dont want to end up paying her solicitors bills as I want to keep costs to a minimum whilst my STBX appears to fancy a McCartney/ Mills ongoing saga taking 110% of all assets!!!!
Would appreciate it if you would keep me in the loop re answers. Good luck:unsure:
Sorry, im still really confused. Does this mean that we are each liable for our own bills or not? & if so would this come out of our own settlements or from the pot as a whole prior to settlements? I do not wish my children to lose out should my ex2b run up huge costs.
In financial matters Yes...only exception to that situation is if other spouse should be paying SM and doesn't do so and other spouse has to apply to Court usually the non paying spouse pays the costs.