[i]Originally posted by nicky28[/i] [br]Is there a ballpark price of what it costs to go to court for ED and possible spousal support? He won't give any of it up and while there appears to not be much at stake I am not really sure. We were only married for a couple of years - it's mainly house and furniture so I know I have to weigh out the costs but some of the items mean alot of me and I bought them. I do want to get another attorney if it would go to court; however, I have paid this one. Is it ethical to consult with another attorney while still having an attorney or do you have to let one go before you can even consult? If I decide not to go to court I will proceed with agreement and don't want to pay twice. Too bad your firm is not in every county. I sure wish I had been on this site prior to getting one because I have learned so much from this site as well as what others are going through.
- Alimony/PSS is unlikely, at best, the marriage is too short.
- Was the house bought during the marriage, or did one party own it prior to the marriage? In either case, there may not be much equity to divide up, and the attorney’s costs may very well outweigh the equity.
- There is an option of an attorneys fees award for alimony/PSS if they are awarded. It is not mandatory, however.
- You can definitely consult with another attorney if you have leave from your current attorney. I don’t know what the rules are if both attorneys practice in the same jurisdiction, though, or if your current attorney won’t grant leave to do so.