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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 19.08

Order for costs

             (1)  A party may apply for an order that another person pay costs.

             (2)  An application for costs may be made:

                     (a)  at any stage during a case; or

                     (b)  by filing an Application in a Case within 28 days after the final order is made.

             (3)  A party applying for an order for costs on an indemnity basis must inform the court if the party is bound by a costs agreement in relation to those costs and, if so, the terms of the costs agreement.

Note 1:       The court may make an order for costs on its own initiative (see rule 1.10).

Note 2:       A party may apply for an order for costs within 28 days after the filing of a notice of discontinuance by the other party (see subrule 10.11(4)).

Note 3:       A party may apply for an extension of time to make an application (see rule 1.14).

Note 4:       For costs orders related to appeals, see Part 22.10.

             (4)  In making an order for costs, the court may set a time for payment of the costs that may be before the case is finished.



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