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MAN DOES NOT WANT TO PAY ATTORNEY FEES

Husband engaged an attorney to assist him in the divorce.   They executed a written engagement agreement providing for a $ 2500 retainer.   This could be exceeded only by executing a further writing. A divorce was entered.  The attorney who assisted husband filed a petition to set final attorney fees and costs against husband.  The petition [...]

By | March 19th, 2019|Financial Issues When Divorcing|0 Comments

HARASSMENT AND FREE SPEECH HAVE THEIR OWN DEFINITIONS

Judgment for divorce is entered. It includes the division of the parties' properties and businesses.   It also sets forth the maintenance for wife. Soon after, husband filed a petition to clarify the judgment for dissolution of marriage.   He asked the trial court to resolve a disagreement over wife's maintenance.  And the money wife received from [...]

COURT UNABLE TO MAKE A PRECISE DETERMINATION WAS ABLE TO MAKE A DECISION

Wife filed a Petition for Husband to contribute to her attorney fees and costs in divorce court.  The court held a hearing.    It ordered Husband to contribute $700,000 toward the attorney fees incurred by Wife. Husband appealed.  He argued that the trial court erred.  The trial court had been unable to determine with precision whether [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Financial Issues When Divorcing|0 Comments

WHAT IS AT STAKE TO GET THE OTHER SIDE TO PAY YOUR ATTORNEY FEES?

Husband appealed the court's allocation of property and debt.  A divorce decree was entered. It was husband’s job in court to prove that his 401k, ESOP, or stock options had a nonmarital value.  It was not wife’s job to do that.  The Court did not find that husband proved that his valuable assets were his [...]

By | June 22nd, 2018|Divorce FAQS, Financial Issues When Divorcing|0 Comments

AND, HE COUNTS THE CASH?

  The trial court ordered the husband to pay $43,180 towards wife’s outstanding attorneys’ fees. He was also ordered to pay $4,800 per month for child support for their four children. Generally, payment of attorney fees is the responsibility of the party who incurred the fees. The Marriage Act permits a trial court to order [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Divorce, Financial Issues When Divorcing|0 Comments

I WIN, SO YOU PAY MY ATTORNEY FEES?

  Nevada court entered a judgment of dissolution. The agreement had a provision for the prevailing (winning) party to get attorney’s fees paid by the other party. The parties and their minor children then relocated to Illinois.  The Nevada judgment was registered in Illinois.  Ex-wife Petitioner was looking for attorney fees from Ex-husband. She had [...]