21 February 2012 0 Comments

Who pays attorney fees?

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In a California divorce, fees are normally paid by both parties.  However, if one party does not have the money to pay for an attorney, he or she has the option to ask the court to make an attorney fee order.  The judge will then evaluate the financial position of both divorcing spouses and rule that the more financially secure spouse pay a portion of the entire amount of the other spouse’s legal fees.

California law states that allocation of attorney fees in family law is based on the income of each party – regardless of who initiated the divorce. 

If you have any questions regarding allocation of your attorney fees, contact an experienced Riverside Divorce attorney who will explain your options to you.

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