Helping a friend with divorce. She has no money for solicitor and not eligible for Legal Aid - thought someone might know the answer to this.
She is the Respondent, and he cites Unreasonable Behaviour, but has not asked for an Order for Costs. He has money and income, she is broke, living in rented accommodation off peanuts.
We read with interest on the Acknowledgement of Service that Adultery is of particular relevance to the Order for Costs. Now that a Petition has been submitted is she, as the Respondent, able to find a solicitor and petition back, saying \"he committed adultery - I want him to pay for my solicitors fees?\" I have every reason to believe that she is telling the truth, and she naturally could produce evidence.
Thank you. I doubt he would deny it, and there is evidence enough were it necessary. The reason we are wondering about applying for costs is that that seems to be the only hope she has of instructing a solicitor. The financial negotiations are not going well, and we don't have the understanding of how to negotiate with his solicitor, where they seem to have taken an immovable position and are simply waiting as the time pressure mounts on her, seemingly in order to 'starve her out' and force her to agree to a poor settlement.