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Understanding Family Code 2030 In California Divorces

California Family Code section 2030 helps ensure that a fair trial is conducted during a divorce in California by enabling a means of seeking attorney’s fees on the basis of need to be able to afford legal representation. The section has been designed for both the husband and wife to have equal access to family…
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How To Seek Attorney Fees In Your Divorce Case

A number of situations can crop up when a judge could order one spouse to pay the lawyer’s fees of the other spouse. When it comes to separations or divorces, a domestic partner or a spouse can make the request to the court at the start of the case. Examples exist of a number of…
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Cash-less in California: Family law, Divorce and Bankruptcy

Divorce can sometimes lead to bankruptcy and make divorce an even harder process. Filing for a bankruptcy can be a tedious task if you do it on your own. Getting a bankruptcy attorney is probably a good idea. During divorce, one of you may not have the means of paying the debts. In such cases,…
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Understanding California Needs-Based Attorney Fees Orders

The California Family Court follows Family Codes sections 2030-2032 to grant an order related to attorney fees. The court makes an award of the fees and costs of hiring an attorney only after it has determined that a party in a divorce case is unable to pay it himself or herself. Generally, the spouse with…
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Seeking Sanctions Against Your Spouse in Divorce Cases

In California, it is possible for you to seek sanctions against your spouse. You can evoke Family Code section 271 to make such a request. Requests made on the basis of Family Code section 271 are not considered as ‘need-based’ attorney’s fees by the court, but as sanctions for improper conduct in the case.  You…
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