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15 Dec 21 #518401 by Curlytop6
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i am getting divorced and am the respondent the prolem i have just discovered is that the the applicant applied previously for court costs against me i didnt find this out till i recieved the bundle as i never recieved an email for this application nor letter through the post and it was granted without me knowing - i havent checked the online account as i thought all would be posted or emailed to me what do i do about this please if anything can be done
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19 Dec 21 #518432 by Curlytop6
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Any advice please

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21 Dec 21 #518435 by .Charles
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The claim for costs will be in the divorce petition that you will have received. Do you still have it?

Charles

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01 Jan 22 #518478 by Curlytop6
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Hi thanks Charles for your response - it states on the divorce petition - the Applicant is paying to the court to claim costs of the divorce from the respondent - I never received any documentation court orders etc following this - my question is should I not have received the application they sent to the court either from the Applicant or the court in order to challenge this ?
Also can I claim my costs of the divorce from the Applicant?
Also may I ask does the - costs of the divorce include legal or mckenzie friend costs or just court costs ?
Will these costs be deducted from lump sum payments made or are these divorce costs additional to any sums awarded ?
Happy new year to you all and thanks for your answers - much appreciated
Back on the divorce process 😞

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02 Jan 22 #518479 by hadenoughnow
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This relates only to the costs of the divorce, not costs associated with the financial proceedings. This is the cost of drawing up and submitting the petition.

The time to object would have been when you filled in the acknowledgement of service.

In financial proceedings each party pays their own costs. There may be a costs order if one party has messed around a lot and caused problems with the court process but these are pretty rare.

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03 Jan 22 #518497 by Curlytop6
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Thanks

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