Ask A Lawyer: When Are Attorney’s Fees Awarded?



How often does a judge require the father to pay the mother’s attorney fees in a visitation case?







Generally, attorney’s fees are awarded if there is a significant disparity in income or if one party was brought to court by the other because of some fault or violation of a court order.


Erik H. Carter is a Senior Attorney of the Cordell & Cordell, P.C. office in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as the Litigation Manager of both the Indianapolis and Pittsburgh offices. Mr. Carter has practiced since 1993 as an attorney. He is licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania as well as the Northern District of Indiana and the Southern District of Indiana.

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