08-25-2011, 02:36 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern USA
| | Re: Who pays divorce attorney fees?
Many divorce attorneys will see you at no charge for the initial visit. Also, since you have no income and have been a SAHM for a long time, there's a good chance your husband will have to pay your legal fees. You do need to take immediate action though. The quicker you file for divorce, the sooner you can get a court order for temporary spousal/child support.
My estranged husband did the same thing. He kept telling me I would get more out of him, if we kept the attorneys out of our dispute. Well, after 12 months I got only $1,500. How generous right? The judge was much kinder!