How do I prove that my spouse’s lawyer is stalling to run up her bill so I have to pay more?

My spouse filed for divorce over a year ago. I had my attorney file the first proposal after 8 months. My spouses attorney is adding more and more stipulations to the agreement 1 day before court. She has not filed important documents on status hearings. She is also continuing to dig and come up with false accusations against me.

Asked on June 25, 2012 under Family Law, Illinois


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Typically it is hard to prove if the other side's attorney is purposefully running up the other side's attorney's fees unless you actually get a copy of the bill of the other attorney and compare the work product with what is stated in the presumed written billings submitted by that attorney.

The best way to bring up this issue is through your own attorney and through the mediation process assuming your marital dissolution action has been ordered to mediation.

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