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Paying for Divorce

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1 year 3 months ago #507205 by quantumgig
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When the Decree Nisi was pronounced, I was asked to pay for \"costs incurred on behalf of the petitioner in this cause to be assessed if not agreed\"
What is that in plan English please? Do I have to wait for an invoice from the Petitioner? Do I have to wait until the Decree Absolute is applied for and pay all the costs? I would appreciate some help. Many thanks

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1 year 3 months ago #507219 by .Charles
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It means that you pay the costs but if you can't agree on the amount of those costs the court will carry out an assessment.

Ideally, the solicitor will send you a schedule costs and you can make an offer to settle.

If they refuse they prepare a Bill of Costs (Detailed Assessment) and serve this with a Notice of Commencement of Detailed Assessment of costs. You then have 21 days to pay or send points of dispute to the bill with an open offer of settlement.

Alternatively the solicitor could just jump to the service of the bill and notice which they are entitled to do.

You could wait or you could ask for details of costs. It's up to you.

Charles

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1 year 3 months ago #507221 by quantumgig
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Many thanks, that's very helpful Charles.

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