I incurred around $20K of attorneys fess due to the divorce/custody battle. I have not received anything yet from my ex husband. I am a stay home mom with the infant and has not been working in the last 2 years. My ex is making over $135K per year. I do not get any of the spousal support (short marriage). He pays a child support only. What is the reasonable amount I can ask court for him to reimburse me for the attorney fess? I have borrowed lots of money to pay for attorneys. Thanks.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
I am curious as to why you do not ask this question of your attorney??
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Contracts / Agreements Lawyer
Your attorney should answer that question and help you request it of the court. Probably will file Affidavit proving the hours he/she worked
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Family Law Attorney
There is no percentage formula. if there were it s would probably be his income divided your income-- but there's not. Getting the award is something your attorney will pursue. Getting it paid? Not so easy.
That money would have been FAR better spent on a mediation or a collaboration-- or other interest based negotiation.
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Family Law Attorney
Attorney's fees in CA family law are based on 2 factors: your need, and your ex-husband's ability to pay your attorney's fees. It definitely sounds like a matter you should discuss with your attorney, as, on its face, you meet these factors.
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