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Temecula Divorce Attorney Fees & Costs

Helping You Understand Your Fee Payment Options

According to the California Family Code 2030 through 2032, you may be eligible for “need-based” fee awards in your divorce. These codes were established to ensure that both partners have equal access to legal support during a divorce. If your spouse is prolonging the divorce procedure with constant disagreements, he or she may be required to repay you for the legal fees and expenses you incur.

We are happy to represent you in petitioning for the payment of attorney's fees. Our hard-hitting, results-oriented Temecula divorce lawyers are well-versed in negotiation both in and outside of the courtroom.

Reach out to our team at (951) 225-1540. We also serve clients in Murrieta and the surrounding areas.

Requesting Reimbursement Based on Family Code 271

In addition to the provisions mentioned above, Family Code 271 allows a spouse to request reimbursement for attorneys’ fees based on a violation of legal mandates. If one spouse is disregarding court orders and unnecessarily driving up litigation costs, the court can order that spouse to cover all or part of the legal fees for both parties. The judge will determine a percentage based on his or her financial ability.

How to Request Lawyers’ Fees

A Temecula divorce lawyer can walk you through the process of requesting attorney’s fees. To begin, you will need to fill out several forms.

The necessary forms are:

  • Form FL-300 Request for Order
  • Form FL-319 Request for Attorney's Fees and Costs Attachment
  • Form FL-158 Supporting Declaration for Attorney’s Fees and Costs Attachment
  • Form FL-150 Income and Expense Declaration

    Your attorney can review the forms to make sure that they are filled out correctly. Be sure to make copies of every document to have as a backup. After the forms are filed, the court will set a date to hear your request. You will also need to serve your spouse or domestic partner with a copy of the request. The papers will include a blank Responsive Declaration to Request for Order form and a blank Income and Expense Declaration. Once the papers are served, you must file a proof of service with the court.

    It is very important that this document is filled out correctly. You may want a lawyer to look over it for you prior to filing. Lastly, you will need to attend your hearing. You should always hire an attorney to accompany you to court. The experienced Temecula divorce lawyers at Camarata & Marren know how to present a case clearly before the judge and understand the complicated protocol of the court system.

    Contact us online or call (951) 225-1540 for a free consultation.

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