State represents her so why does she need a hired lawyer?


#1

I have a question, my ex is represented through CSE and everytime we go to court, she brings her brother who is also an attorney. He is not a family law attorney but his fees that he claims I have to pay are twice the amount any family law attorney has ever charged me. Why does the judge order me to pay these fees when I can’t afford to (the judge never looks at my income or hers) and the fees are ridiculous, and she has a FREE attorney representing her? I feel like I am getting taken advantage of because I don’t even have an attorney because I can’t afford one, yet I am ordered to pay for hers so she can have TWO!


#2

She is entitled to have an attorney represent her, if the court finds the fees to be reasonable, it can order the supporting spouse to pay them.