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02 May 13 #391888 by gerlinde
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I do not understand this letter from court which i received today.

"The court certifies that the Petitioner has sufficiently proved the contents of the Petition and is entitled to a decree of divorce on the grounds that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, the facts found proved being five years'' separation and to an order that the respondent pays the costs of the petitioner such costs to be assessed if not agreed".

According to your website after 5 years separation no costs are awarded or am I wrong.

Please advise, thanks.

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02 May 13 #391890 by WhiteRose
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Usually no costs are awarded for 5 year separation.

If you have agreed about costs (each paying their own or splitting the costs between you) then you do not need to do anything.


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04 May 13 #392065 by gerlinde
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No cost agreement was undertaken.
On the reply to the Petition I wrote that I am not able to pay costs as I don''t have sufficient income.


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