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Attorney’s Fees

In addition to divorce being a legally and emotionally complex process, financially it can be costly. It is especially difficult when one party has more resources than the other. Although each party is responsible for paying their own attorney’s fees, Florida Law does allow the court to order that one party pay the other’s attorney’s fees. The idea behind this law is that each party should have access to equal representation.

Both during the dissolution of marriage process and at the end of the case, the court could award attorney’s fees on a temporary basis pending a final court order. This will be based on balancing one party’s ability to pay with the others need.

Additionally, regardless of the ability to pay, Florida Law allows for one party to pursue attorney’s fees against the other party, to the extent that the other party engages in excessive or frivolous litigation.

If you or a loved one are considering divorce or are interested in more information, contact Winston Law, P.A. at [email protected] or (561) 670-9375.

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