That really Are the costs split 50/50 or does the one who wants the divorce have to pay it all ? I'm going to be starting this process. He was violent and he has left me so I'm getting rid. Seems a bit unfair if I have to pay if all
Finances are entirely separate, when you file you have to pay the costs (as the petitioner) of the £410 court filing fee, but you can request the respondent pays some/all of the costs back to you in the petition. Doesnt mean he has to agree though. The finances are then done separately. My DP and his ex did it all without solicitors, he paid and just included a clean break so they had no claim on future earnings, Was very simple. Im not entirely sure how it works if you use a solicitor though and at what point you can reclaim costs etc.