Having Your Spouse Pay the Legal Fees for Divorce

As an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney, I often speak to clients who are not the monied partner and are unsure how to go about getting a divorce.

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  • If one side is earning money and the other side is not, income from one side or assets from both parties are used to supply the divorce. That means every divorce client has the ability to get an attorney.
  • If there’s no money, but one of the spouses’ families has money, that the family will often pay extra money for an attorney to do certain things the spouse who doesn’t have a lot of money would not be able to do.
  • In general terms, the fact that you’re not the one earning the money doesn’t mean you’re blocked from using the money in your family and/or the spouse’s income to pay for both sides of the divorce.
  • In the end, both clients/spouses have to be on a somewhat level playing field. If that requires one side to pay legal fees for the other, then so be it.

Are you unable to afford a divorce because your spouse is the monied partner? Contact dedicated New Jersey Divorce Attorney Christopher Leon Garibian for help.

This educational video was brought to you by Christopher Leon Garibian, an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney in Morris County.