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Divorce costs as part of settlement?

(5 Posts)
Winniethewylde Fri 27-Nov-15 13:41:03

I'm divorcing my H and am using a solicitor which is racking up the costs as we speak. My H has elected, for some reason, not to use a solicitor so it's me who is paying for all of the invoices that come through.

Would it be reasonable to ask for a proportion of these costs back as part of the divorce settlement or does it not work like that?

Winniethewylde Wed 02-Dec-15 13:41:34

Anyone?

babybarrister Wed 02-Dec-15 18:25:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Winniethewylde Wed 02-Dec-15 20:58:15

Thank you. I will take a look at that.

DeoGratias Thu 03-Dec-15 21:54:58

In our case I paid mine and the costs of my ex's solicitor too as I earned more. That is not that unusual. In our case we did a lot of face to face negotiation and reached agreement after legal advice and had the lawyers draw it up . Still cost us £20k though. Expensive business.

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