In some instances, Florida Family Law Courts can order one party to pay a portion or all of the other party’s reasonable attorney’s fees. The Court considers the earnings of the parties and the resources that each has available to pay attorney’s fees. The Court must make a decision as to whether the requesting party has need and the other party has the ability to pay the attorney’s fees. If the Court decides there is need and ability to pay, they are then able to order the reasonable attorney’s fees paid to the requesting party. Courts may also award attorney’s fees in instances where one party has caused unnecessary delay and litigation.
For more information see Florida Statute 61.16.