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11 May 12 #329962 by donkler
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Hi

Can anybody give me any clues as to how much court proceedings cost please?

I know my solicitor wants £240 to get the ball rolling and there are several hearings etc. I need to start form E too.

Myself and STBX are £450 off agreeing in principle a financial agreement, I am assuming I am going to have to give way AGAIN and just pay her the extra £450 to get rid quickly.

Does that seem sensible??

Pay her £9k to go after a 3 year marriage, no kids, joint mortgage, her cheating affair etc....

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11 May 12 #329965 by dukey
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Erm your £450 apart from agreeing?, pay the £450 and stay away from solicitors and court, costs can escalate out of control very quickly, in fact its not unusual for contested matters to cost £10,000+ if you go all the way using solicitors more if barristers become involved.

Yes you may think this unfair unjust or even immoral, morals are expensive in this day and age, swallow the bitter pill and be done with it.

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11 May 12 #329966 by donkler
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Think im going to have to.

She initially agree to pay £450 towards the Decree Nisi. Shes agree to £8.5k and now also wants me to pay the £450 she agreed to last year.

Thank you

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11 May 12 #329972 by dukey
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Do yourself a big favor and don`t join the many here who face huge bills, even if you were lucky and the court agreed she should pay what she did agree the cost of getting there would be way way more than £450, it could be thousands.

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11 May 12 #329977 by donkler
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Thanks for you help.

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11 May 12 #330015 by donkler
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Did it, feel awful now, feel like I have given in and been well and truly bullied.

The worst part my solicitor said, I would be a crap poker player, I had the better hand - she would have given in when she failed to get legal aid.

Oh well its nearly over now, lesson learned.....I hope :S

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11 May 12 #330029 by Shoegirl
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Your solicitors annoyed that he cant make any more £££s out of you.

I''ve faced similar issues. My Stbx now insists on communicating through solicitors only on the money. I tried so hard to keep the discussions between ourselves on the deal as we have a verbal agreement and Consent Order drafted now thankfully.

However, every time those solicitors write to each other it means a few hundred quid less that we both have. Stupid really. But peace of mind is worth more than a few hundred quid, so I''ve let it go. Agreed for a few poxy pointless letters to be sent to answer his stupid questions and clarify pointless matters he thinks are relevant to proceedings.

I kid you not, I got a letter from my Stbx solicitor saying is my client divorced yet because he does not know !!!!! Seems the solicitor did not ask his client whether hed recieived the Absolute preferring to earn fees to ask my solicitor.

My Stbx paid a solicitor to send that to my solicitor rather than ring me or the court for clarification. Priceless.......

Peace of mind is worth the money and a quick solution. You can move on knowing you did what was right for you. Sod anyone else.

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