Hi, Welcome to JustAnswerMy name is XXXXX XXXXX I would be glad to help
1. What is the subject of the trial ?
2. Are you referring to Attorneys' fees you are incurring because of the trial ?
3. Whom do you want the Court to sanction ? Is this also related to the trial ?
Hi, Barbara, Thank you for your additional information, I am sorry to hear you were the subject of domestic violence,
You are certainly entitled to file your Motion for Attorneys' fees, however, it would be premature to file your Motion at this time. I am confident that you will win the trial, however, the Court must enter judgment in your favor as the prevailing party before you can file a Motion for Attorneys' fees.
If the opposing party has already done something during the trial which he should not have done, then you can file your Motion for sanctions. If he has not done anything as yet, then your Motion for sanctions would be premature and the Judge would dismiss it. A litigating party cannot file a Motion for sanctions against the Attorney for the opposing party. If the Attorney has done something unethical, or in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct of Attorneys, your recourse would be to report the Attorney to the North Carolina Attorney Disciplinary Board. Please let me know if there i any part of your questions which I did not Answer and I will be glad to Answer, otherwie please be kind enough to rate my service to you so that I receive credit for assisting you, otherwise I will not receive any credit at all for my time and effort.
I hope I have provided you with Excellent Service, if you need anything further, please use the "Reply" button to let me know
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).