I am going through divorce and make quite a bit more money than my wife. She keeps telling me I will have to pay for her attorney fees. What are the chances of this happening?
I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general tips on your situation.
In Virginia, where I practice, the issue of attorney fees in divorce is an issue of equity. The court may order one party to pay the other’s attorney fees if the court deems it to be an equitable decision.
If both parties can afford to pay their own fees then the court will generally make them each pay their own attorney. However, the law provides that the court may order either party to pay the other’s counsel fees as equity and justice pay require.
The laws on attorney’s fees vary from state to state and this is an issue that you will want to discuss with our attorney in your state that you meet with.