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Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Divorce

By The Quinn Law Firm  Apr. 18, 2011 4:20p

When couples get divorced, often times one spouse is the primary wage earner and the other spouse earns little to nothing. In order to maintain all fairness, there are circumstances where the court will award attorney’s fees to the spouse who cannot afford to pay them.

A final judgment in a divorce does not guarantee attorney fees will be awarded to the dependent spouse. Usually, it is up to the courts discretion whether or not to award attorney’s fees to the dependent spouse. There are situations where one spouse cannot afford an attorney to represent him or her in divorce proceedings. In general, the courts prefer to see that both parties have access to their very own legal representation, in order to preserve their legal rights. In these cases, the court may award the money needed, for the divorce proceedings to move forward. If you are getting a divorce and need legal assistance regarding this matter, contact a Metro Detroit family law attorney for help.

In divorce proceedings, attorney’s fees are typically awarded to the one party, who is in greater economic need. When the court is making this determination they will consider: if the spouse is financially unable to pay the attorney’s fees incurred, if the independent spouse has the means to pay and, if the divorce action is going to be contested and require extensive preparation.

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When you are getting a divorce, you deserve quality legal representation. There are many circumstances where one spouse can easily afford divorce, while the other spouse cannot. If this describes your situation, you can put your mind at ease. At the Quinn Law Firm, P.C., we have helped numerous clients who could not afford legal representation recover attorney’s fees from their spouse. Do keep in mind that each case is handled by the court on a case by case basis, and attorney’s fees are awarded depending upon the facts of the case. A Metro Detroit divorce attorney from our firm is here to help you with any questions that you may have in order to help you reach your goals in your divorce proceedings.

Contact a Metro Detroit divorce attorney from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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