What is Family Code 271?
The court has the legal right to award the attorney's costs and fees as sanctions on the basis of the extent of misconduct reported by the guilty party
Misconduct refers to intentionally frustrating court policies for the purpose of delaying settlementAs a general rule, the courts of law anywhere in the world conduct the proceedings of a divorce litigation in a way that a suitable decision can be reached without conflict. Although the California courts try to streamline the divorce litigation process as much as possible, there are instances wherein the divorcing parties are not ready to give up without a fight.
Section 271 of the Family Code in CaliforniaIn many cases, when one spouse is more financially adept than the other, they might try to employ unethical tactics of using their resources to drive up the overall costs of the lawsuit. The party might do this in a number of ways, including denying cooperation, filing irrelevant motions, and basically trying to delay the court ruling as long as possible. Needless to say, this takes up a lot of the valuable time of the court, and considerably increases the expenses involved in paying off the attorney fees, court costs, and so on.