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Where the court makes an order for costs on divorce, when will the order be payable? Is payment of the order for costs deferred until the decree absolute or the final order? — 2022

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Where the court makes an order for costs on divorce, when will the order be payable? Is payment of the order for costs deferred until the decree absolute or the final order?

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 are silent as to the exact date for payment of a costs order in relation to an application for a matrimonial order (and there does not appear to be any case law in this regard), however FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 28.2 provides for the application of certain parts of the Civil Procedure rules 1998 (CPR 1998), SI 1998/3132 to family proceedings. Subject to certain modifications and exemptions, the costs provisions of CPR 44, CPR 47 and CPR 48 apply to costs in family proceedings and CPR 44.7 sets out the time for complying with an order for costs, which is dependent on whether the

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What does Costs mean?

Costs are the sums of money incurred in bringing or defending a claim. The court can make various costs orders for the payment of costs. Costs that are recoverable will be assessed by the court if not agreed. Costs budgeting and costs management are means of controlling litigation costs.

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