I was just reading the latest post regarding Attorney Fees.
If I understood you correctly, the award of attorney fees would be for the spouse making less money and in cases of child support and alimony.
I was wondering if there are any other circumstances that they judge may award attorney fees.
My ex filed an action to Modify Custody and Visitation and, of course, asked that I be ordered to pay his attorney fees. I filed a response and counter, that requested him to pay my attorney fees based on his Motion being frivolous and filed solely to harass me and intimidate me into agreeing to reduce child support.
He did not show at the final hearing so the case was dismissed, but my claim for attorney fees was held open and a hearing has now been scheduled.
I make almost twice as much money as my ex at this point, so definitely am not dependent, but I do believe and think I can prove that his Motion was filed for the purpose of getting his child support lowered.
Do I have a chance of getting attorney fees?