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Hi, I'm Lea
Can you attach a copy of the consent order please?
Please read the following:
I have read through it and can confirm that your understanding of the order is correct - it closes all claims against each other, including the costs of the divorce.
In fact, the order itself clearly states 'no order as to costs'.
You are therefore free to inform his solicitors that you will not be meeting any share of the costs as the matter is closed.
Hmm, that's a little bit more difficult, as court orders stand on their own so the previous order for costs might stand - but for the fact that the consent order specifically states that no costs are ordered and the clause specifically states 'all claims...including those of the divorce...'. I'd argue that this clause does negate the earlier order, but it would be for a judge to decide one way or the other.
I'd suggest you tell them you are not paying as per the clause in the consent order - if they disagree with you, then let them take it back to court for a decision.
You're very welcome.
I hope it all turns out well for you.
All the best.