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Hi, I'm Lea and I have reviewed your query.
Do you object to paying half the costs?
Please read the following:
As your husband has petitioned against you, he is entitled to ask the court to assess costs.
It is up to the court whether or not costs will be awarded - so you can respond to the petition and state that you don't object to the divorce but that you do not wish to pay costs (for example if you think the divorce is actually your husband's fault and not yours and feel he should be responsible for paying you can say that).
For the most part, the court will assess the costs as being shared. You won't know who is going to be ordered to pay the costs until such time as the judge decides on that - unless you can agree in writing with your husband that he will pay.
If he is the only one on the lease, and you are no longer living in the property, then you are not responsible for the rent.
If it is a joint tenancy agreement then you are both jointly and severally liable for the rent. However, if he is having to pay rent elsewhere it is unlikely a court would expect him to pay the rent for the former marital home.
If he has petitioned for divorce, if you do not engage with the process, the court is going to grant him the decree nisi and ultimately the decree absolute.
You can only stay married if he agrees to wait the two years.
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Is there anything further I can clarify?
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