A common question many people have about legal cases is whether they can recoup the cost of attorney’s fees. Los Angeles divorce attorney Charles M. Green can advise you about your eligibility for applying for these fees from the court.
In general, Family Code §2030 states that a court may order attorney fees that are reasonably necessary to prosecute proceedings. The court may order payment from any type of property, whether community, separate, principal, or income.
Beyond these and similar situations, with Family Code §271, the court may also base an award on the extent to which you and the other party further or frustrate the policy of the law. Courts promote settlement of litigation, and they encourage cooperation between parties and attorneys. Efforts to undermine this may lead to sanctions.
As a result, people who act in bad faith, who file frivolous claims, and who misuse the court system may be forced to pay financially. Working with a responsible attorney who represents you professionally is one of the most important ways to avoid these penalties.
Charles M. Green can get you the best settlement possible. Call today for a consultation.
California Divorce and Family law are the most complex and difficult areas of law practice. When you are facing a Divorce, Paternity, Community Property, Restraining Order, Child Custody, Child Support or Spousal Support case you should not hesitate to consult a California Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) divorce attorney practicing in the Los Angeles County Superior Court System who can help you resolve the case as favorably and efficiently as possible.
Charles M. Green is an elite highly experienced and knowledgeable Family Law Attorney with over 17 years of quality experience. He is highly successful and capable of representing you in the Los Angeles Superior Court system for all aspects of California Family Law and Divorce. As a Certified California Family Law Specialist (CFLS), Charles M. Green has established his divorce law credentials through extensive litigation experience, rigorous independent testing, continuing legal education and peer reviews.