Husband motioned for custody/psych eval. He has claimed I am mentally unstable. GAL agrees. Judge ordered evaluation today with an evaluator who costs $20000. We are to split the cost. I have 10 days to come up with $4500. I don't have the money. Told my lawyer this before. I don't know what to do. What will happen if I can't pay for it?
Unfortunately your post has been misclassified as medical malpractice. I will switch forum to family law.
This is where divorces can be doubly cruel in their costs above and beyond the psychological damage.
I suggest you address this in person with your lawyer. I suspect it is being used by your soon to be ex as a way to get you to give up, knowing you do not have the money.
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You should be asking your lawyer these questions. He is the one who is most familiar with your case. If you don’t have the funds, then you might have to hire a less expensive evaluator or have your husband pay a bigger proportion of the cost.
You have a lawyer, husband probably has a lawyer and there is a GAL. Money being spred around. Cost of eval is usually split 50-50, so you seem to be saying that retainer is $9,000. Seems high. Financial Affidavits should have been filed by both parties, and we don't know what yours shows. If you don't pay, contempt petition is a probability. At that point, ability to pay becomes the focus. Discuss all of these things with your lawyer.
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