Attorney’s Fees

Divorce can be a legally and emotionally intricate process. Financially, it can also be very expensive. It is especially challenging when one party has more resources than the other. Despite the fact that each party is responsible for paying their own attorney’s fees, Florida Law does allow the court to order that one party pay the other party’s attorney’s fees. The idea behind this law is that each party should have access to equal representation in court proceedings.

Both during the divorce process and at the end of the case, the court may award attorney’s fees on a temporary basis pending a final court order. This will be based on balancing one party’s capacity to pay with the others need.

Additionally, regardless of the ability to pay, Florida Law allows for one party to pursue attorney’s fees against the other party, to the extent that the other party engages in excessive or frivolous litigation.

If you or a loved one are thinking about divorce or are interested in additional information, contact Winston Law, P.A. at or (561) 670-9375.