Who pays for divorce unreasonable Behaviour?
where adultery is the fact proven, the respondent will pay for 100% of the costs of the divorce (including the court fee). For unreasonable behaviour, the couple will split the costs 50/50. For separation or desertion, the petitioner will pay 100% of the costs.
Does adultery affect divorce settlement?
There are often many different reasons why a marriage may break down. This means that the court will not consider why or how the marriage broke down. This means infidelity plays no part in whether there are sufficient grounds to obtain a divorce.
Does it matter who is the petitioner in a divorce?
The spouse who files for divorce (the petitioner) also pays the court fees. Commonly, the petitioner is the spouse with the higher income and so can afford the fees more easily. Being the person who filed for divorce, the petitioner is often more keen to pay the fees to help the divorce go through uninterrupted.