Florida Family Law FAQs

Can the court order my spouse to pay my attorney’s fees?

January 1, 2024 in Divorce, Property and Asset Distribution

In a Florida divorce case, the judge has the power to order one spouse to pay for the other spouse’s lawyer. This rule is there to make sure both people in the divorce can have good lawyers, even if one person has a lot more money than the other. The idea is to keep things fair. The court doesn’t only do this when one spouse can’t pay at all; they also do it when there’s a big difference in how much money each spouse has. This way, both people can have a fair chance in court with equally good legal help. It’s about making sure the legal process is just and balanced for both sides, regardless of their financial situations.

If you’re concerned about affording legal representation in your Florida divorce, know that the court may require your spouse to contribute to your attorney fees. Contact Shemtov Hillstrom at (954) 329-2222 to set up a consultation with our trial attorneys. We can discuss your specific situation and explore the options available to ensure fair legal representation.

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