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Certificate of entitlement to a decree - costs

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21 Aug 12 #350909 by j.warden
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Hi, I am the respondent in my divorce proceedings, and I have just received a certificate of entitlement to a decree. It says that I am to pay the costs of the Petitioner, my wife, agreed at 50%. To what extend does this mean I have to pay? Is this just my wife''s costs for the Petition fee or is this all of her costs of the divorce? The reason I ask is that on her petition the costs bit says "the respondent is to pay half (she inserted the word "half" here) the costs of making this Petition, and I agreed to this by repeating that in my acknowledgement document. Between ourselves, we have agreed to split the whole costs of the divorce in half, so we each pay eactly half of the whole process, but I do not think that this certificate order reflects this agreement we have. I was thinking of contacting my wife''s solicitors and trying to agree in writing the cost sharing arrangment we have agreed so that I could send this to the court and hopefully they will change the costs order when the Decree Nisi is granted? Any ideas? What should I do? Thanks for your help.

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21 Aug 12 #350910 by dukey
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All you need to do is send a copy of the agreement you made to pay half to court.

Courts don`t collect costs anyway is for your other half to do.

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