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  • bangi
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25 Aug 12 #351899 by bangi
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Just got a letter from ex''s solicitors saying that the judge has ordered me to pay half the divorce costs.

In the form D8the solicitors asked for the court "Shall be ordered to pay half the court fees of this application"

In the original letter letter from ex''s solicitor it says

"In regards to the costs my client would suggest that each party should pay their own costs in relation to the divorce suit however feels that court fees should be split and that court fees that will be incurred in this matter namely,£385 should be divided equally so that you each pay £192.50.

Now I am being told I should £800 instead of £192.50 can they get away with this?

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25 Aug 12 #351926 by .Charles
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Did you agree to the proposal, presumably made prior to or just after issue of the Petition, or did you fail to deal with the costs issue at the time?

The costs of the divorce include solicitors costs unless otherwise specified therefore £800 is not unreasonable but if you agreed to cooperate with the proceedings on the basis that you would pay half of the court fees, you should take issue with the claim that they now make.


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