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Do I Have to Pay All of the Attorney’s Fees Myself?

September 26, 2023 – Ellen L. Lee

Do I Have to Pay All of the Attorney’s Fees Myself? Rockville, MD

Under limited circumstances, courts permit fee-shifting in Maryland. In fee-shifting, the court will “shift” the payment of legal fees from one spouse to the other. This sometimes happens when one spouse is better able than the other spouse to afford the legal fees. For example, if you stayed home while your spouse pursued his or her career for the past 20 years, a court may order your spouse to pay some or all of your divorce attorney’s fees. We are sensitive to the financial disparities faced by many women in divorce and custody cases. For this reason, we work hard to maintain reasonable legal fees while providing the highest quality of legal representation.

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