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Court Fees In Scotland

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24 Apr 13 #390718 by jbrand
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Hi

Can anyone give me an idea of court fees in
Scotland. Related to getting court time to address my concerns over financial matters. Ex has taken all savings and money and now wants to force sale of home. I am currently unemployed. Solicitor tells me it would cost a considerable amount?

Thank you.

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24 Apr 13 #390724 by rubytuesday
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This is the full list of Court fees for the Sheriff Court for divorce related matters (as at 1st April 2013)

Application for ordinary divorce/dissolution - £136

NID/reponing note (ordinary divorce/dissolution) - £136

Motion or minute (ordinary divorce/dissolution) - £44

Record (ordinary divorce/dissolution) - £104

Fixing Proof (ordinary divorce/dissolution) - £49

Each day or part day of proof, debate
or hearing in summary application/misc. application - £207

Minute for decree (ordinary divorce/dissolution) - £60

Appeal to Sheriff Principal - £104

Initial writ (ordinary) - £87

NID/reopening note (ordinary) - £87

Caveat - £33

Record - £104

Fixing proof - £49

Each day or part day of proof, debate or hearing
in summary application/misc. application - £207

Minute for decree in family action (Form F27) - £60

Motion or minute - £44

Appeal to Sheriff Principal - £104

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24 Apr 13 #390738 by jbrand
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Hi

If solicitor was not being diligent in trying
to get agreement over finances would it be better to do so in court?

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24 Apr 13 #390758 by Fiona
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YOur solicitor may well be right. To address concerns about assets taken or hidden could involve an application to the Court of Session and that may take a year or 18 months before there is a hearing and the preparation could be costly.

On the other hand there is more than one way to skin a cat. Your husband will find it difficult forcing a sale of the family home unless there is a settlement and if you have evidence of the value of the savings at the date of separation they can be added back and accounted for in the final reckoning.

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