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Your son obviously can't require his ex to forego requesting that these fees be paid by him......but the likelihood of the judge making him pay is very low (but is within the discretion of the court).
Thus, your son should respond and claim that he shouldn't be required to pay for her legal fees or for this expert witness's fees and he should claim that all of these filings are at the behest of his ex and not out of necessity or caused by something he's done.....which would also help him with his attempt to avoid paying these fees.
Basically, a judge usually will not grant attorney's fees/legal fees unless one party is in contempt/has violated some order and the other parent is forced to go to court to make the other parent comply.