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- November 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm #20954
Need some advice in regards to court costs please.
I’m going to filling a form 1 as my ex is refusing to let me take our son back to the UK for a holiday next year to attend my brothers wedding. I’ve already said I will provide return flight details, address, contact numbers etc but no.
Our second mediation is next month so I’m aware we will need to complete this prior to going to court. I’m just trying to get a head start on the forms and knowing the costs as I know his mind won’t change.
How much is the application fee please? Is it cheaper on a pension card?
What kind of costs would I be looking at to actually attend court? Does my ex have to pay any of the costs?
He’s already confirmed he’s happy for me to go to Singapore in February via email but is refusing England purely because it’s for my family (bare in mind his family live their too). Anyway I explained everything to a legal aid lawyer and she told me I have a good chance of getting the grant.
Any help would be massively appreciated.
I’m not here to hate on him, he can be a good dad, but he is stopping our son from seeing more of the world which sucks!
- November 22, 2019 at 8:58 pm #20968
I could have written this post!!! Very interested to hear. My ex is taking me through court to try obtain more time with our daughter – for this part alone I have a few friends who have estimated it to be 70-80k
- November 23, 2019 at 4:50 pm #21016
It’s really hard to put a cost on court. A lot of it is down to how long it drags on for. A in/out case is obviously a lot cheaper, plus you can do some of the work yourself, instead of lawyers doing it.
Legal aid is notoriously hard to get and it can take a while. In some cases you will get part payment i.e. some level of support but not all, so you still have some cost. But this is obviously better than nothing.
Also, it depends on the lawyer you use!
- November 23, 2019 at 6:49 pm #21019
Following on and agreeing with last poster. Every case is unique so it’s very hard to estimate it. Although many lawyers now do a fixed cost with payment plan which is most definitely the way to go if you want prevent it spiralling of control, which it sounds like it is a bit.
- November 23, 2019 at 6:50 pm #21020
Tell your ex that it will cost him heaps to go through court too. That might encourage him to play along a find a resolution before it comes to that.
- November 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm #21254
Tell him hat he might not realize that it would cost him a lot too. This might make him change his mind.