Miami, FL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: Can I get help in a divorce filing with very little money and 3 children

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Pamela J. Fero
Pamela J. Fero
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The court will take a detailed look at your financial situation and draw a comparison against your spouse's. This assessment aims to position both parties on an equal footing. If you can't afford a lawyer but your spouse can, the court may level the playing field. They may require your spouse to cover legal fees for both of you. The attorney you hire can estimate the costs that could be awarded either during or post the case. When upfront fees are needed, you may file a Motion for Temporary Relief. Essentially, your spouse could be responsible for your legal fees, minimizing or eliminating any upfront cost for you. Speak with a local attorney to get a more detailed advice based on your circumstances.

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