I filed a Motion which was answered by the opposing attorney, that answer filed in the Clerk’s Office. Part of his Answer included the request for Attorney Fees. Our hearing did not become a trial because the Judge felt we had to “go for three months” under the current Order and, being monitored by a GAL, see if there would be a change for the better concerning the availability of my daughters. Thee may well be a trial in three months. My Motions have merit. They are not frivolous. I should not be responsible for her attorney fees simply because she committed the offense. If I win the case, can I still be required to pay her attorney fees? If I lose, am I certain to be required to pay?
Or is this not a way to “dissuade” pro se advocates from going against a member of the bar?
My second question is since he filed the Answer and his request is part of it, do I not need to file an Answer to his Request in the Clerk’s Office, stating for the Court my Objections? That way, when we come back in three months, I will have before the Judge a legally filed Motion outlining my position as to why I feel like I am not responsible.