Civil lawsuit and Custody lawsuit


#1

My ex is constantly harassing me, my family and my friends and since they have no justifiable reason to change the custody agreement and don’t want to make drive to do a modification of custody they have now decided to file a lawsuit against me for something ridiculous. Will I have to get a lawyer in that county or can I use my current lawyer? Would a lawyer even drive 7 hours to the another county? With now having to pay for a lawyer do deal with this mess can I ask the judge in my county to have my ex pay for my lawyer regarding my custody and child support case since now I have to use the money dealing with the harassment and custody mess they are causing on this?


#2

Your current lawyer may be able to help you with the new lawsuit, but most lawyers do not travel that much of a distance. It is possible your current lawyer will have a referral in the county of the new lawsuit.

As long as you have stated in your complaint, answer, counterclaim or motion to have the other party be responsible for your attorney’s fees, then you can ask the judge for reimbursement.


Anna Ayscue

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