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Paying back legal aid

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11 Apr 12 #323078 by acfair
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I had to give my ex 30% share of my house - value £37,500 but he is still pursuing contact with legal aid.

Will he have to pay back the legal aid he is getting for the contact case from the £37,500?

Any advice greatly received.

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11 Apr 12 #323080 by somuch2know2
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I too want to know about this as my STBX hasnt paid anything on the 15K she has already racked up. Will this be taken into consideration when assets are split- ie. will the judge say "sorry your wife has been difficult and wasted money un-neccessarily but the children need a house, therefore we have to award her more to cover legal fees and a house?"

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