Q: What does “the court further finds that the attorneys fees & costs should be assessed by the party incurring the same”
My ex took me to court to lift geographical restrictions, modify child support and a few other things in 2010. Everything in the order was awarded to my ex. More child support, geographical restrictions were lifted, and This is what the ordered said regarding attorneys fees- does that mean I have to pay attorney fees? If so, it doesn’t state the amount or anything and the lawyer or ex did not send me a bill for it. It’s been 10 years, can it be thrown out?
A: It simply means you pay your lawyer what you owe her and your ex-spouse pays his/her attorney . Generally it means if you don't owe anything to your lawyer, you owe nothing to anyone under this provision of the order. If you didn't have a lawyer, you probably don't owe any attorneys fees to anyone, but (lol) you should have a lawyer look at this order to make sure what you owe, if anything. You can't take one sentence out of an order that's probably 8-30 pages long and determine what you are required by that order to do and what, if anything, you are required to pay.
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