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15 Jul 12 #343188 by kings road
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I have posted previously about the outcome of my final hearing which In short gave me less than I hoped but more than ex had offered. It went to a final hearing due to non disclosure by ex which judge described as woeful even although the judgment did not fully reflect the appalling lack of disclosure. It would never have gone this far if ex had been honest and not forced me to go through full AR process. My solicitor described it as litigation conduct but is now not keen to apply for a costs order? I am confused and would appreciate some advice. I am struggling with accepting the order being unfair and now facing not even getting costs incurred due to ex''s behaviour is making it a whole lot worse. Feeling going to court was a big mistake despite going into it with a cast iron case with evidence of cheating and non disclosure. Feels like another kick in the teeth. Anyone any advice please?

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15 Jul 12 #343193 by dukey
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Most of the time the judge wont decide if costs must be paid until the final hearing, if it was not ordered or asked for its too late now, read the judgement if you have it,if it says at the end, there be no order as to costs, your not getting any.

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15 Jul 12 #343222 by kings road
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Thank you Dukey. The judge did say in his final remarks that costs could be dealt with at a separate hearing but we do not have the transript of the judgment the only record we have is the note taken by team on the day judgment was read. My team are advising not to seek costs which is what I am struggling with.

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15 Jul 12 #343230 by dukey
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How long ago was this hearing?.

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15 Jul 12 #343265 by kings road
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May with judgment delivered in early June

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