Are you currently going through a
divorce? Have you wondered who will have to cover the costs of your legal fees
(Attorney's fees, Lawyer's fees and Court costs)? If so, you should
know that in the state of California, the spouse that makes more money
may have to cover the legal costs involved. Generally, if the spouses
filing for divorce do not earn around the same amount of money, the spouse
that earns more has to pay for the lower-earning spouse's legal expenses.
The court may try to level the playing field during a divorce case where
two spouses have substantially different incomes, but this is not always
that case. The judge will look for a disparity in the parties' incomes.
In California, the same principle may apply to other
family law actions as well.
Before the court will order that one spouse pay the other spouse's
legal fees, it will review
spousal support orders, how long the divorce proceedings have been going on, and the total
legal expenses accumulated. After reviewing these factors, it will make
a decision that it deems fair.
Do you have questions about the costs and financial implications of your
divorce? If so,
contact Claery & Hammond today to get help from a Los Angeles family lawyer that can answer your