Who pays for the divorce lawyer?

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asked Jun 14, 2022 in Divorce & Marriage by heatyseaty (3,400 points)
Who pays for the divorce lawyer?

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answered Jun 14, 2022 by Christeenlia (29,300 points)
When getting a divorce and using a divorce lawyer each spouse pays for their own divorce lawyer.

Even though you're currently spouses you cannot share the same divorce lawyer when getting divorced.

So you must hire your own divorce lawyer and have separate divorce lawyers.

Traditionally, the parties each pay for their own attorney in a divorce suit.

The spouses are not allowed to share an attorney, so each party requires their own divorce lawyer.

Although when a divorcing couple's financial situation is not completely one-sided, courts will sometimes order the spouse with a larger income to pay a percentage of the other party's attorney's fees in proportion to each spouse's income.

A divorce lawyer protects the rights of their client, along with handling the related custody and financial aspects of the divorce.

Importantly, a divorce lawyer will also explain the law and your available legal options.

The attorney should review your situation and its related documents.

The typical divorce involves various issues, such as child custody, support, and the division of property.

Rarely do divorcing spouses end up with everything they want.

On average, it takes 12 months to complete a divorce, from filing the divorce petition to finalizing the judgment.

If the case goes to trial, the average time is about 18 months.

The average cost of divorce in 2019 was $12,900, which includes $11,300 in attorney's fees and about $1,600 in other expenses.

Spending marital money on extramarital affairs.

Transferring marital funds to another person before a separation.

Spending unreasonable amounts on business expenditures.

Selling marital assets below the market value.

If you're no longer spending any time together, if one or both partners is spending all their time at work, with friends, online — and if feels like a relief not to be with each other — it's a sign that you've already disengaged from the marriage."

You don't support or listen to each other.

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