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TEMPE/EAST VALLEY ATTORNEY DISCUSSES ATTORNEYS FEES

Friday, July 16th, 2010

TEMPE/EAST VALLEY ATTORNEY DISCUSSES ATTORNEYS FEES

The Court in Family Law and Divorce cases has the ability to order one party to pay all or some portion of the other party’s attorneys’ fees and costs.  The Court will look at two issues in determining if such an order is appropriate.

First, the Court will look at the income and financial status of each party.  The Court has the discretion to order the party with greater financial assets and income to pay all or some portion of the other party’s attorneys fees.

Second, the Court will consider the reasonableness of the positions taken by each party.

While the Court may make and award of attorneys fees for either or both issues, the Court must consider both issues before making an award of attorneys fees.

For more information, or to contact an Arizona divorce lawyer, please check out our website at www.yourarizondivorcelawyer.com.