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  • Mick1927
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22 Apr 13 #390408 by Mick1927
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Hoping someone can advise. I''ve been divorced for a couple of years now and I have been sent form E for completion in respect of Anciliary Relief, with the hearing scheduled in July.

Other than solicitor''s costs what are the Court costs of this process and who is liable for payment - is it split between the Petitioner and the responden?


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22 Apr 13 #390421 by SilverFir
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If you already have a hearing scheduled, then your Ex is the Applicant in the case and she would have had to pay (or will have claimed assistance to pay) the court fees, which were due on application.

It is incredibly rare for any costs to be awarded in financial proceedings (court fees and/or solicitor costs). So your Ex, having paid the application fee, will be responsible for her solicitor costs (if using one); and you will be responsible for your legal costs if you use a solicitor.

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23 Apr 13 #390508 by Mick1927
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Hi SilverFir,

OK, thanks for clarifying. Was just a a bit concerned that I would end up with some unexpected Court costs - solicitors fees are bad enough!

Kind Regards

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23 Apr 13 #390514 by dukey
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Court costs are tiny, £240 for the application and £90 if Directions are needed, they are dwarfed by the cost of lawyers.

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