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12 Dec 07 #8890 by Mrs Ingledew
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My stbx has been asked to pay costs of the divorce (I am divorcing him for adultery) of £750. My solicitor has asked that he pays this on settlement of the fincances - ie when everyhting is sorted out.

It looks like he won't actually get any "cash" from the divorce and he is arguing that he has no money to pay and therefore I should pick up all the costs. (must say this via text and not via solicitor and I'm NOT answering)

Does anyone have experience of this - does this mean that I might be chasing him for money (as I've obviously already paid) after this is supposedly all over?

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12 Dec 07 #8891 by TMax
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Im not entirley sure but I think I have seen somewhere that each pays there own costs now. if on benfits and legal aid then they will pay nothing, as they say you cant get blood out of an ice cube :-)(yes I know its supposed to be a stone but thought id be different) :-)

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12 Dec 07 #8921 by topaz
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my sx2b refused to pay any of the div costs, although initially had agreed to pay half of my costs he then said would only pay half of the court fees(170 pounds).So div cost me nearly 900 pounds in total less half the the court fees he paid me. to pursue the claim for costs would have stupid as the fees involved would have cost me more than what I was claiming for.So had to give in to that and bear the loss.I wasn't happy but it was a pointless exercise to lose more money.his refusal was based on him disliking the reasons given as grounds.his fees were minimal and nothing like mine.

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13 Dec 07 #8929 by attilladahun
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SK. Callum no costs relates to children or financial matters generally and in the latter case where there is NO litigation conduct.

Miss deadlines and the court will likely make the defaulting party pay.

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