I have just been reading some of the posts around legal fees. I just want clarification of who is responsible for paying of legal fees.
I have just started divorce petition on grounds 'adultery' as my ex and I are seperated but he has started a new relationship whilst we are still married.
I want to know can I ask him to pay the legal fees as in a couple of posts it seems to imply that is the case or have a I got that wrong.
I wanted to divorce on grounds of unreasonable behaviour but there was Uno concrete evidence and ex has denied everything and that I lied about is awful behaviour towards me.
So my solicitor advised me to go for divorce on grounds of Adultery which certain.
You can ask for the fees if you are using UB or adultery.
Unless your ex has agreed to admit to adultery then most people would advise you to use UB instead. Most UB is about how you feel not something awful your ex has done. Things like works long hours leaving you feeling neglected, goes out with friends leaving you lonely, refuse intimacy etc.
I wanted to divorce on grounds of UB but my solicitor advised against it as it was ambiguous (no written evidence like a police report or GP visit) so she felt he would contest and this would draw process out massively. As he is in a new relationship it was much more concrete and he would not have grounds for contesting.
So what you say is that he will have to pay if he contests to the grounds of the divorce (which I dont' think he is) also what about things related to the financial settlement where he might be arguing in regard to terms I set out.