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The costs of being unreasonable

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As many people know, if you go to court about something like non-payment of an invoice or a breach of contract, there is a general principle that the loser in the case has to pay the winner’s costs. This is meant to stop people from making silly claims and to pay back the money that the successful party spent on fighting the case. However in most family cases (divorce, dissolution, financial remedy and children proceedings) the “loser pays” rule does not apply. Usually, both sides in a family case have to pay their own costs. The family courts will make…

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