You can ask the court for your husband to have to pay your attorneys fees. The court will look to faster such as who is at fault during the marriage and the ability of the party to pay for an attorney, etc. Before deciding whether or not to make him pay. This will largely be based on the testimony presented in court. Most of the time call me you have to pay for your attorney upfront. Then, you may be able to recoup your attorneys fees from your exes part of the agreement or order.
Please be aware that this is not legal advice, but merely, an answer to guide you in the proper direction. I would need to have a consultation with you and be apprised of all facts before I could give legal advice that could be relied upon. Additionally, no attorney-client privilege has been established. In accordance with AL Rules of Professional Responsibility: "“No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.”
Under the circumstances you describe you may have a pretty good shot at getting your attorney's fees reimbursed as a part of your divorce. Of course there is no guarantee. As such, the operative word here is 'reimbursed.' You will almost assuredly have to pay your attorney up front. The judge can order that you be reimbursed as a part of the divorce settlement. Good luck.
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Awarding attorney's fees is in the court's discretion. Under the facts as you have stated them, it would seem that the equities would favor the court requiring your husband to pay your attorney's fees
If you get an attorney, you are the party contracting and therefore, will be responsible for paying the attorney's fees. You may get the fees reimbursed at the court's discretion.
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