Lakeland, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: My ex husband is behind in child support and is taking me to court for modification. Who pays for my lawyer?

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Joanna Marie Mitchell
Joanna Marie Mitchell
Answered
  • Clermont, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It depends on whether it is a frivolous action or not. If he has grounds to modify, then usually each pays their own (unless he earns substantially more than you). Your attorney can best determine if you would have any likelihood of recovering attorney fees from your ex.

John Arthur Smitten
John Arthur Smitten
Answered
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You will have to retain your own lawyer unless you can show has has more or makes more money to pay your fees.

Natalie F. Guerra-Valdes
Natalie F. Guerra-Valdes
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You will most likely have to pay for a lawyer, at least up front. If fees can be recovered from your ex, it's usually later on down the road.

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