Counsel Fees Allocation in Divorce
Experienced New York Divorce Lawyers
In the past, many individuals going through a divorce have been concerned about the legal fees that they may incur throughout the process. The less-monied spouse was often at a disadvantage, having to hire a lawyer who may not have been able to handle all of the issues that the monied spouse raised. However, the new changes to the New York divorce laws that were enacted have changed all of this.
At the law offices of Grimes & Zimet in Chappaqua and New York City, we have extensive experience handling all types of divorces for our clients throughout the state. We strive to help clients understand their rights and aggressively advocate for them throughout the entirety of the divorce process. Contact us today to discuss the new divorce counsel fees or other family law issues with a member of our trusted legal team.
Recently, an appellate court rendered a favorable decision for one of our clients in a high conflict, high net worth litigation, reversing a lower court's denial of our client's request for an interim counsel fee award during the pendency of the divorce litigation.
New Laws Regarding Legal Fees
The new laws in New York now contain provisions that allow for a more equal playing field between the spouses in a divorce. Specifically, the monied spouse is obligated to pay the legal counsel fees for the attorney of the less-monied spouse.
This was done to prevent situations in which the monied spouse may attempt to force the less-monied spouse into a settlement that isn't equitable by throwing up all sorts of obstacles that the less-monied spouse's lawyer may not have been able to address.
Contact Our Westchester County, New York, Divorce Settlement Attorneys
For more information on how the new divorce counsel fees may impact you and your divorce, contact our divorce lawyers at Grimes & Zimet today. We can review your case and provide you with detailed information on how we may be able to proceed.