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how to claim legal costs for the divorce

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22 May 22 #519346 by mm
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Dear friends

Despite promising to pay all the legal expenses in writing, the respondent has failed.
I have incurred significant legal fees . what form should I use to get my costs from the respondent please? to be submitted to the court.

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23 May 22 #519350 by rubytuesday
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Is there a costs order in place? If so, you can enforce it if s/he is refusing to comply. .Charles has written a number of posts about enforcing costs orders. A costs order for a divorce application would be made at the Nisi hearing, and would only be for the costs of the divorce application itself.

Usually, for financial remedy and child applications, each party is responsible for thier own costs, unless there is either a costs order or Legal Services Order made More info here - What is a Legal Services Order ?

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