340. Legal costs are owed to the party that was successful, unless the court decides otherwise.
However, the legal costs are borne by each of the parties in family matters, by the plaintiff or applicant in personal integrity or status matters and by the person concerned in personal capacity matters. In any such cases, the court may decide otherwise.
When the court authorizes representation of a child or an incapable person of full age by a lawyer, the related legal costs are decided by the court according to the circumstances.
The costs related to joint applications are apportioned equally between the parties unless they have agreed otherwise.