Often in divorce and other family cases, one party seeks to recover attorney’s fees they have incurred from their ex-spouse. The reason for this is often because they were not the one to start the legal action, and therefore feel less personally responsible for it being carried forward. In other cases, the person simply cannot afford to pay attorney fees.
Can You Recover Divorce Attorney Fees?
There is a law in the state of Arizona that covers the “recovery of attorney fees.” These are some of the situations listed in Title 12, Chapter 3, Article 5, Section 12-341.01, wherein a judge might award attorney fees.
- If the contested action arose from a contract, either implied or expressed, the court may award reasonable attorney fees to the successful party.
- In a contested action, if clear and convincing evidence is provided to the court, showing that the claim or defense is groundless, constitutes harassment, and was not made in good faith, the court may award reasonable attorney fees.
If you need help with recovering attorneys’ fees, you should contact one of our firm’s divorce attorneys serving Phoenix as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys will go through your case and let you know the possible courses of action. They will also answer any questions you may have. We offer free consultations and you can reach our offices at (602) 254-8880 or send us an email through our secure confidential form.
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The recovery of Attorney’s Fees as a part of a divorce settlement is a perfect example of why you should hire a divorce attorney to handle your case. If you need advice on how to best go about the recovery of your attorney fees, you need to contact our offices today for a free consultation.