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Common Law Issues The law regarding common law relationships is different than in cases of divorce. Discuss the issues that affect unmarried couples here.

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Old 12-30-2010, 06:34 PM
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Angry Cost submissions after trial

Anyone have any experience with this stuff, her lawyer is trying to tell me I have to pay 2/3
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:39 PM
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cost submissions are handed in and decided and awarded by the judge
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:44 PM
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I am aware of that, thank you. I am wondering if there is an argument against paying costs. I went bankrupt after she did and don't have the resources to pay, which is why I didn't have a lawyer. her Parents paid for her lawyer.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:49 PM
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welcome to the club, mine gets half my net pay, I have arrears with FRO, extensive legal bills, she also forced me into bankruptcy and legal aid paid for her lawyer, I too am awaiting after our trial to find out how they determine costs, she has been awarded it after our first court appearance and that cost me over 1700.00. I too have been asking where this money is suppose to come from.
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http://www.ottawadivorce.com/forum/f...egal-aid-3148/
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Offers to Settle made, most likely are relevant in determination of costs awarded.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:39 PM
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dumbfounded666 threw out a red herring with that reference to legal aid.

Have a look here for general principals of cost awards and a bit on defensive cost submissions for the 'losing' party.

Determining Costs Awards in Family Law Matters | By Toronto Family Lawyer
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Thanks for the subject article Dinkyface. Definite good read on the subject.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:40 AM
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Does the courts consider it reasonable for a lawyer to wait until all the case conferences, motions and possible trial is over before submitting their costs?
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:48 AM
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Does the courts consider it reasonable for a lawyer to wait until all the case conferences, motions and possible trial is over before submitting their costs?
Generally, in ON family matters, costs are decided at each step in the case unless an endorsement provides otherwise.
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