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The only way you would be able to sue your former daughter in law is if the two of you agreed that you would pay the court costs and she would pay them back. The court order was directed at the two of them, so you didn't have any obligation to pay those amounts. If you chose to do so out of the goodness of your heart, that's essentially considered a gift to your son.
The fact that your former daughter-in-law benefits doesn't mean she has to pay you anything unless she knew you were going to pay and chose to benefit herself at your expense.
Your son could file a Motion asking that she be ordered to reimburse him for some of the court costs paid if the order directed both of them to share the costs equally.
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