AWARD OF ATTORNEY’S FEES: WHEN APPLICABLE? WASHINGTON DC DIVORCE LAWYER

The DC Divorce Statute provides a provision for Pendente Lite (while pending) award of: Alimony Child Support Spousal Support Health Insurance coverage Cash Medical support And Attorney’s fee and suit money That is, while the matter is filed and pending, either party may request financial assistance while the litigation is pending and the issues are being decided through the court system. This is important as a typical contested divorce involving property division and child custody can stretch out for months. In awarding the pendente lite support, the court will consider and evaluate factors enumerated in §16-913 (d) award of alimony listed in our Washington DC Divorce Lawyer page. Often time one of the parties if financially incapable would require attorney’s fee to prosecute a divorce action. In such cases, it is prudent to seek pendente lite support under the Statute and to get an order for payment of legal fees in order to level the playing field…

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