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Legal Fees For Florida Family Law Attorneys

Under Florida law, the family courts believe that both spouses should have equal access to legal advice in the event of a divorce action. Therefore, if one spouse cannot afford to hire an attorney and the other spouse has the ability to pay, the spouse with financial need may make a request for interim counsel fees and costs pending the final judgment of divorce. Non-marital assets may be used in the determination of one spouse’s ability to pay, even though those same non-marital assets may not be part of the marital estate for Florida property distribution purposes. Attorneys fees in family law cases can also be awarded in Florida child support and custody cases.

In addition, legal fees can be awarded as a sanction against the undesirable behavior of a party or attorney. If an attorney pursues an issue that is clearly frivolous, the attorney may be compelled to pay attorney’s fees. The petitioner or respondent in a family law case can be compelled to pay the other party’s legal fees if they fail to reasonably cooperate with the family law process or if they refuse to accept a settlement offer that was reasonable and thereby cause avoidable litigation.

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Contact our Miami family law attorneys at (412) 231-9786, or e-mail us to schedule an appointment to discuss your Dade County, Broward County, or Monroe County attorneys’ fee issue.

Our Miami lawyers accept family law cases in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Monroe County. Our Miami-Dade County law office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and weekends and evenings by appointment.

Consultations are available in person at our downtown Miami law office and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Galiano Street in Coral Gables, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat.

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