Trial ended after 2 days in August. Facts and Findings along with proposed judgments submitted in September. Wife has now run out of funds and still living in marital home. I pay all expenses. I have not moved out but need to stay at a friends as living conditions are toxic with her. I offered her the equity in the home as she had told the court she does not wish to retain it. At this moment she wants a cash advance only of the alimony. That is what we are waiting a judgment for basically on the amount. Will filing a motion by wife’s attorney not go well for me if I don’t give cash advance? Judgment could come any day I’m hoping. Wife’s attorney claiming her client needs to pay legal fees. I will give a cash advance based on the contingency that she leave the marital home within the next 30 days. Wife’s attorney said she would need to file if I don’t agree to this advance.
Without reading the motion or knowing more about the case it's hard to say. But it sounds like the attorney is essentially trying to bully you: Although there are some times when people can do a motion for attorneys fees, you should not usually have any obligation to pay in advance just so they can get paid their attorneys fees more rapidly.
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It sounds like you have been pro se on this matter- if not then you need to address this issue with your attorney who would be aware of the specifics in the case. If wife's attorney is seeking to be paid from the wife's distribution a Motion to the Court can be brought forward prior to the Judgment .
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