If your spouse or ex-spouse brings a frivolous or nonmeritorious family law matter before a judge, forcing you to respond, how will you cope with the necessary attorneys’ fees? This is an example of the type of question that our clients often grapple with. Attorneys of McMichen, Cinami & Demps keep a watchful eye when representing our family law clients. We are prepared to take action when there is a potential opportunity to recover attorney fees from the other side.
A family law judge is likely to take into account factors such as income differentials between the parties and the ability and need of each party to pay for legal representation. Equitable distribution of assets and liability will figure into the question of whether one side should be able to recover attorneys’ fees from the other. In contempt issues when one party has defaulted on child support payments, it is typical for the wronged party to look to the court for a judgment against the wrongdoer.
Attorneys’ fees may be granted in cases of nonmeritorious litigation or misconduct in litigation. Although this possibility may sound promising, in fact, there is no guarantee beforehand that a judge will order repayment of attorneys’ fees by the other side.
Do not ignore the opportunity to take action to recover costs when appropriate. In this as in other family law matters, our lawyers’ experience is of great value to our clients as they consider whether it makes sense to seek recovery of attorneys’ fees from the other party. Contact our office to discuss potential recovery of attorney fees in your family law matter in Florida. You can reach us by phone at 407-898-2161 or via our online contact form.