Florida Family Law Attorneys Fees
Family law attorney Matthew D. Martin has experience handling Florida family law attorneys fees cases. We investigate all possible avenues to recover litigation expenses and consider them when formulating case strategies during our intake process. There are several possible avenues to obtain attorneys fees reimbursed to the client or the attorney directly, depending on the circumstances.
Florida Family Law Attorneys Fees based on Financial Resources
Pursuant to Florida statute, either spouse may request attorneys fees and other litigation expenses in their divorce. The award of the fees is usually discretionary by the Court, however it is generally based on the financial resources of the parties. The court will consider the need of one party and the ability of the other party to pay. The Court will also consider the assets distributed to the parties under equitable distribution and the merits of the positions taken by the parties during the case.
Florida Family Law Attorneys Fees for Litigation Misconduct
The Court can consider the conduct and actions of the parties in the litigation when making an award of Florida family law attorneys fees. This means if the Court identifies misconduct, it can require the other party to repay attorneys fees for causing unnecessary litigation. Our firm has experience recovering attorneys fees based on litigation misconduct. There are other considerations to be made when pursuing an attorneys fees request in a divorce. These matters should be handled by a competent family law attorney considering the global facts and circumstances of the case. Our firm offers free case consultations to discuss case strategies for recovering payment of Florida family law attorneys fees fees for litigation misconduct.
Florida Family Law Attorneys Fees for Prevailing Party
Attorneys fees award are possible if the marital settlement agreement contains a prevailing party attorneys fee provision. Marital settlement agreements are oftentimes used by parties who want to finalize their divorce without going to Court. Some agreements provide for attorneys fees to be paid when one party does not comply with the terms of the agreement. If there are issues of contempt and enforcement of a final judgment containing a prevailing party attorneys fee provision, the Court has another avenue for an innocent spouse to be repaid attorneys fees if their former spouse is not cooperating.
Florida Family Law Attorneys Fees for Temporary Relief
Some time might pass between the date the divorce is filed and the date of final hearing. The Court has the power to award attorneys fees during this period to help prepare for trial. Depending on the circumstance of the case, a temporary relief motion may need to be pursued. Preparation and proper presentation of evidence is very important at any hearing for attorneys fees. Boca Raton family law attorney Matthew D. Martin has experience representing the requesting party at temporary relief hearings. We are also prepared to handle cases defending against unreasonable temporary attorneys fees requests.
Other Florida Family Law Attorneys Fees Requests
Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, there may be one or more possible avenues to pursue attorneys fees reimbursement, including some not listed on this webpage. It is important to evaluate all aspects of the case to decide which to pursue. Our firm takes our client’s fee request into consideration in addition to alimony, child custody, and all other aspects of our client’s family law case. We have experience handling Florida family law attorneys fees cases and making attorneys fees claims.
Experience matters. If you need an attorney fee motion or are facing one, our firm can help form a strategy for handling the case. We offer free consultations in our Boca Raton family law office. Call Now: (561) 406-8555