Florida statutes state that, in an Orlando Divorce or Orlando Family Law Matter, the court may order a party to pay a reasonable amount for attorney’s fees to the other party.  The intent of this statute is that each party may have access to legal representation. The court must consider the financial resources of both parties.  It must find a financial need for the party to be awarded fees and the financial ability of the party that will pay the fees.

Attorney’s fees can be awarded during the pendency of the matter or at the conclusion during the trial.  The court may order that the amount be paid to the party or directly to the attorney.  If you believe that your financial circumstances may warrant an award of attorney’s fees, contact Family Law of Orlando to schedule an initial consultation with Attorney Wade P. Luther.  You may contact our office by email or by calling (407) 835-9900.