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!
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.