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Gram

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attorney fees
« on: Feb 22, 2006, 11:51:08 PM »
Does anyone ever get awarded attorney fees? My daughter has two expensive litigations going on. One is the usual parenting time/decision-making/child support issues with the BF. The other is an absolutely unnecessary quest by the paternal grandmother to get her own visits with the child (in addition to the father's visits which take place twice a week at her house.) The attorney filed a motion for attorney fees from the grandmother after she (gr.ma) lost her case, but the court denied them. Now she's appealing the court's decision, which will cost another $10,000. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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RE: attorney fees
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2006, 01:16:46 PM »
I got attorney fees one time, when I won contempt of court order of 5 counts of contempt in Texas.

The other time was to transfer custody and we both paid our on respective attorneys and neither asked for attorney fees.


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RE: attorney fees
« Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2006, 11:51:11 PM »
>Does anyone ever get awarded attorney fees?

Attorney fees are based on need and ability to pay. The court must balance the two factors. I don't know enough about the case to comment.

 

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