Tampa, FL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: Fl divorce - unemployed recovering from cancer

Divorce states that is she contests the divorce she is responsible for the lawyer. Is this legal? She is unemployed and recovering from cancer. All the research I've done so far states the employed spouse would have to pay for her lawyer as well.

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Shiobhan Olivero
Shiobhan Olivero
  • Brandon, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I am not sure what you mean by the "divorce" states if it is contested. More information is needed to be able to fully answer your question. (Was there an order by the court entered already, or was this a prenuptial agreement, or an agreement just between the parties involved? These questions determine the answer to your question).

However, in Florida, a court can order one party to pay the other party's reasonable attorney's fees after considering the need for the fees to be paid and the financial resources of the parties.

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