Irving, TX asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma

Q: Planintiff isn’t paying court ordered lawyer fees and my lawyer is threatening to take me to small claims court.

Am I responsible to pay these fees after the plaintiff was court ordered to? In the beginning my lawyer told me not to worry about it, he was sure we would be awarded court fees and cost to be paid by the plaintiff.

2 Lawyer Answers

Keegan Kelley Harroz

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If you signed a contract making you responsible for the fees you must pay them even if the judge ordered the opposing party to pay some of your attorney fees. It is your responsibility to enforce the court order so that the opposing party has to pay you back whatever the court ordered.

Richard Winblad agrees with this answer

Richard Winblad

  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I agree with Keegan. If you know where your opponent works or banks your attorney should be able to issue a garnishment. The attorney would automatically be entitled to additional attorney's fees. If you don't know this information the court can order a hearing on assets.

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