If my husband’s income is the only source of income for me in a divorce, does he have to pay for my lawyer?

He collects almost $4,000 a month in social security and VA benefits.

Asked on January 16, 2013 under Family Law, Florida


Jonathan Hackworth / Blumenauer Hackworth, P.A.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I agree with my colleague above.  It really depends on the Judge's decision at the final hearing.  The Court will often also consider other factors.  If you have any other questions, my firm offers free case consultations in these matters. 

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Many states have statutes where the court in its discretion can award attorney's fees to one party or another in a marital dissolution action as you have written about. The ultimate decision for the award of attorney's fees of not is a discrepancy in income between the two divorcing parties.

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