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Hopefully, either through assistance with their attorneys or through mediation, each party can reach a settlement on all issues or narrow down the issues that will require the court to decide. The Law Office of Philip A. McLeod, P.A., has helped Florida clients through both of these situations for more than 40 years.
As always, the goal is to agree on as much as possible before going to court. We can assist you in coming to terms that work for both parties. Should the parties agree on certain things, this gets written down and signed by all parties. The more the parties can agree on the less the attorneys and court must assist with and the less money they will expend.
Although the statute says the party with the better ability to pay shall pay for the other spouse’s attorney fees and costs, it is possible that it will come out of the marital estate. This means that each party pays, so holding down costs is important to both sides. There is only so much of the marital monies and assets that can be used for this purpose. The court will also penalize any party that runs up fees and costs.
It is important to talk to a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. We are here to answer all of your questions and address your concerns. Your needs are our top priority. You can rest assured that we will help you through every step of the process. To discuss your case, call our office in St. Petersburg at 727-823-2527 or fill out our contact form.