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I recently went through a separation case with my ex

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I recently went through a separation case with my ex husband. The reason I am writing this is to enquire about some of the lawyers costs. I was charged in excess of $10,000 for scanning *866 pages this is with a $3000 discount.

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I was inquiring whether the lawyer was obliged to send me copies of all my ex husbands financial statements even though at no time did I request these.

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have you asked for an itemised bill of costs from the lawyer yet ?

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