Attorney Fees

AWARDING ONE SPOUSE'S ATTORNEY FEES TO THE OTHER

Starting litigation can be daunting and expensive. The California Family Code includes provisions for obtaining attorney fees awards from the onset. Let Sena Family Law help you obtain funds that you need to have adequate representation now and later in the litigation if necessary.

California Family Code sections 2030-2032 allows the court to order one party to contribute to the other party's attorney fees and costs. The award is based on relative circumstances, which is defined by "need and ability to pay." The purpose behind the award is to make sure each person has adequate representation in order to properly litigate the controversy. Good representation can result in an early attorney fee award, allowing parity from the beginning of the litigation.

Learn more about your options by contacting Sena Family Law in San Francisco for a free initial consultation with a lawyer. Call 415-906-2556 today.