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Can a mother, who is responsible boy aged 9 who receives

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can a mother, who is responsible for a boy aged 9 who receives maintenance from a trust fund be made to pay court costs to the high court and the fathers solicitors awarded against her. while trying to protect the boys interests. she has no income of her own being a full time carer for her boy.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
If there was a costs order in the father's favour then the mother is liable.
Generally speaking in civil law a person is entitled to his costs if he wins.
There is no defence in saying that a person is a mother or was acting in a good but misguided cause.
If a matter has been contested and lost then that person is liable for the other side's costs.
Sorry if that is bad news.
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Jo