am i required to pay for the mother's lawyer fees in a child support case
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New Mexico
nothing yet, will tell the judge that i'm not responsible for her lawyer fees when we can work with the judge without a lawyer. this is about child support not her lawyer
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You aren't required to, in the sense that no law says you have to pay them. It is common when a lawyer files a motion like this on behalf of their client to ask that the other party pay, but in my experience, it is also very rare that a judge actually orders this. It is based more on the need of the other party and your ability to actually pay those fees.
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