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Legal Aid Cuts - 2013

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7 years 6 months ago #375076 by perin123
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Thanks for websites I will read and inwardly digest them later!!:woohoo:

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7 years 6 months ago #375081 by WhiteRose
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perin123 wrote:

Thanks for websites I will read and inwardly digest them later!!:woohoo:


I''ll be asking questions :P

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7 years 6 months ago #375085 by butterfly crossing
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A judge can make an order for one person to pay another persons legal costs in divorce.

I have just come across a judge that was willing to make this order, but believed because I was bankrupt that the money granted would go to the official receiver instead.

The judge asked me if I knew if this would be the case. I did not know the answer. So the judge would not make the order.

A couple days later the official receiver confirmed that provided the order was for stbx to pay for a solicitor for me direct to the said solicitor they would not touch the monies awarded. As it would help me get a fair hearing.

Unfortunately it was too late for me, but this information may help someone else.

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7 years 6 months ago #375087 by WhiteRose
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Yes, costs can be ordered by a Judge.

However this is a gamble of sorts as its not guaranteed at the outset.

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7 years 6 months ago #375092 by dukey
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Just to be clear, what Fiona and I were talking about is not a costs order but an order for one partie to release funds to help with legal costs, sounds pedantic but the two are far from the same.

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7 years 6 months ago #375094 by butterfly crossing
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Same here Dukey, just may not be using the correct words.

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7 years 6 months ago #375097 by dukey
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From memory you applied for a maintenance pending suit, interim maintenance, not what Fiona is talking about, I can understand the confusion though, family law is strange isn''t it.

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