Category Archives: Family Law Attorney Fees
A PRIMER ON THE DIVORCE PROCESS IN CALIFORNIA Just like any lawsuit, a divorce case has a beginning. a middle and an end. 1. The Beginning In California a divorce case begins with a summons and petition of divorce and a response to the petition. In cases with minor children, certain data such as the age, birthdate, and residence of… Read More »
Intersection of need based attorney fees and sanctions. Recently I posted regarding the two different types of attorney fee awards available in family law courts in California: need based and sanction based. Read the article here: https://lnkd.in/gKdYifpS In a recent family law matter, the trial court denied a party need-based attorney fees under Family Code §… Read More »
The difference between need-based attorney fees and sanction-based attorney fees in California family law courts.
There are two types of attorneys fees and costs awards: one based on need, and one as a sanction. Need based attorney fees/costs are controlled by FC 2030 Sanctions based attorney fees/costs are under FC 271. Need based attorneys fees and costs: California Family Courts are authorized to make an order requiring any party to litigation to… Read More »