Filing or Opposing a Need-Based Attorney Fee Request
Attorney's fees based on "need" and "ability to pay"
Need based attorney fee requests
Understanding need based attorney fee law can save you significant time and money
Need-based attorney fee requests are an often-misunderstood area of California divorce law. When a spouse may seek a need-based request, how a spouse must seek need-based fees and under what circumstances will a court grant or deny a need-based fee request are all critical aspects of most contested California divorces.
Too often, spouses who need attorney's fees do not understand the rights the California Family Code provides to them. Nearly as often, spouses who have to defend against need-based requests do not appreciate the powerful arguments the law gives them.
We wrote these articles on need-based requests for both the spouse who brings the request and the spouse who intends to oppose it. If you expect your divorce will involve the issue of attorney's fees, you owe it to yourself to read these articles
We hope you enjoy our pages on need based attorney fee requests and we welcome your feedback on anything you read within them. You may access them by navigating to the attorney’s fees link that you will find at the top of our website or simply click on the links below.