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Who were you in court against, your son's father?
Did the court award you your costs?
You can attach the order from the court so I can check the costs for you if you don't know what I am talking about.
The short answer to this is that if the court ordered costs against the other party, that means that they will have to pay your assessed costs (the order will refer to this).
If the court did not order costs and instead says 'no order as to costs', then you cannot get your costs reimbursed.
Costs are rarely ordered in children matters, so it is more likely than not that your order says 'no order as to costs'.
Please do provide the order if you want me to check for you.
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