Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in Tampa
Recovery of Attorney’s Fees – Also Serving St. Petersburg
Not only can a divorce be an extremely emotional and difficult time for everyone involved, it can also be very draining financially, especially if one spouse has much more financial stability than the other. It is necessary to have an attorney to help you make sure that your rights are upheld throughout the divorce proceedings, but what if you don’t have enough money to ensure that you have the legal representation that you deserve?
Although any attorney’s fees are ultimately the responsibility of the retaining client, there is a Florida Statute that allows trial judges to order one party to pay for some or all of the other spouse's attorney’s fees. This law is in place to protect the disadvantaged spouse throughout the divorce process. It is very important that both sides are able to have equal representation. Imagine the lack of justice and turmoil that could result from two sides battling in a divorce when one spouse has little or no resources to work with a qualified lawyer.
Recovery of Attorney’s Fees – Also Serving Clearwater
We want to make sure that you have the best representation possible in your divorce. We are very familiar with Florida statutes governing all aspects of family law and divorce law. We want to help you and your family to go through this process smoothly, and we are intimately familiar with what it takes to recover attorney’s fees in Florida. Courts will award attorney’s fees based on need. For example, if you and your spouse have equal financial opportunity to hire representation, it is common for neither party to receive any compensation for attorney’s fees.
However, there are many cases when on spouse makes a great deal more than the other, especially in cases where one spouse was solely caring for the home or for the family at home. In these types of cases, it is more common that the court will order the spouse with the greater income to pay for the other’s attorney’s fees (this amount could be most or all of the fees, each situation is unique). If you have any questions about whether you could recover attorney’s fees, you should speak with one of our Tampa divorce attorneys. We are experienced in family law, and we can help you determine the best course of action in your situation.
Contact a Tampa Family Law Attorney focusing in handling recovery of attorney’s fees in Florida today!