As a Dallas divorce and child custody attorney at The Blacknall Firm, I often get asked whether the court can make an ex-spouse pay for attorney’s fees during a divorce. The answer is, it depends on several factors, but the main two are:

  1. Your soon-to-be ex-spouse has the ability to pay both your attorney’s fees and their attorney’s fees.
  2. If the court does not award you attorney’s fees from your soon-to-be ex-spouse, it will put you at a disadvantage in your case.

It is important to keep in mind that regardless of whether the court awards attorney’s fees, your attorney will still require you to pay for their services. If you are awarded attorney’s fees at a later date, they will be used to cover the costs of your case going forward. However, if the attorney’s fees awarded by the court do not cover all of your attorney’s fees, or if your ex-spouse does not pay the attorney’s fees awarded in a timely manner, you will still be responsible for paying them.

If you have a specific situation that you would like to talk with someone on our team about, you can go to our website to schedule a call. We understand that divorce and child custody can be a difficult and confusing process. Our team is here to help you navigate through it and to ensure that your rights and interests are protected. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.