Need some general advice on the cost. Is the respondent liable for all the cost of the petitioner in the divorce?
My partner filed for divorce using a solicitor. I am litigating in person and I have received a lettet from court saying decree nisi will be done on 30/01 and I am responsible for all the costs unless I send a 14 days notice for hearing.
I am not sure what I need to do as the fault is equal for divorce but just because she applied first why should I be liable for all her costs?
Hi Angelking. I'm in the same position. When my wife asked me for a divorce she thought it could be done 'no fault'. I explained that someone has to give a reason so, to keep things pleasant, I offered that she divorce me for unreasonable behaviour, which is the default position people use. Ironically, this was very reasonable of me. She then went on to tick the box asking for me to pay costs. Very unreasonable of her! It hasn't achieved much - the consequence is I'll be less generous when we negotiate a settlement.