Family Code section 270 - "Ability to Pay Attorney's Fees"

THURMAN'S "DIVORCE RELATED ATTORNEY FEES" TIPS

CA Family Code Section 270:

Parties' Respective Ability To Pay

Family Code section 270 states the fundamental rule that no should be ordered to contribute more towards the other party's attorney fees than they can absorb! Always stress your inability to pay when opposing a fee request in your family law related matter

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CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE

ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS

Family Code Section 270

If a court orders a party to pay attorney's fees or costs under this code, the court shall first determine that the party has or is reasonably likely to have the ability to pay.

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