Who Pays My Attorney Fees in an Illinois Divorce?

Kane County Attorneys Explain Divorce Payments

When a client starts his or her divorce process, there is one question that we, as attorneys, always receive. What is the cost? People wonder who has to pay the attorney fees and how that works when assets are being divided. Generally, the fees are paid from marital funds, but it depends on you and your spouse’s income. At Goostree Law Group, we can explain how this matter will be handled during your divorce, and answer any other questions that you may have.

The law does not officially require that one of the spouses automatically has to pay for the other spouse's fees to attorneys. Now, if you or your spouse has way more financial resources than the other, then the court may order some financial assistance for the spouse with less money to apply towards fees and related expenses.

The goal of the court is to ensure that both spouses can afford legal representation. Having adequate funds guarantees that the proceedings will be fair. If you are a spouse who believes that you will struggle to afford an attorney, you will need to provide proof that you are not able to pay with any of your own resources.

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If you live in the Kane County or Northern Illinois area, please contact us at 630-584-4800 so that we can hear about your divorce or family law matter. We will take every step needed to answer your questions, and you'll get to know your case's attorney. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Goostree Law Group

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St. Charles, IL 60174


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Naperville IL 60563


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Wheaton, IL 60187


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