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If the application for better provision under the will is successful, the estate will usually pay costs, although the award is about 2/3 of actual costs. If the application is unsuccessful, then the applicant pays the costs, plus possibly the estate costs.
But while this is the general rule each case is decided on the merits. A strong casr will get costs from the estate
Thanks for that, So If the applicant loses generally the applicant pays, If the applicant is successful the estate may pay all or up to 2/3 of the actual cost if the action have I read it right?