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Do I have to pay my ex wifes attorney fees if I take her to

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Do I have to pay my ex wife's attorney fees if I take her to court for custody?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Daniel Solutions replied 7 years ago.
Not necessarily. Awarding attorney fees is a decision made by the judge in his discretion. Factors that will lead to having to pay your ex's attorney fees are the following;
Judge view your petition as baseless
your ex is unable to afford an attorney or you stall the action or delay it
the same issue was already decided within the past 2 years
there's no change in circumstances since the last court appearance/court order
you were directed in a prior court action that you must pay future attorney fees
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