My daughter’s ex husband was recently found to be intoxicated while in the care of their child. His alcohol use is a violation was in violation of the previous court order. She has filed for and ExParte Hearing. I am sure this incident will result in additional court hearings and appearances which means more attorney costs. His negligent actions lead to these court hearings can she ask him to pay the attorney fees.
That link you posted seems to have it pretty well covered. Yes, she can, but only if she actually has a lawyer. If she has a lawyer, the lawyer should know how to go about requesting fees.
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I agree with Attorney Campbell. The intoxication was presumptively intentional not just negligent. But the largely missing facts may not justify warfare and thus award of full attorney's fees. Attorney's fees can be awarded to retain an attorney before hired.
Is your daughter currently self-represented or does she have an attorney of record?
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