Was it error for the judge to make me pay my lawyer just because I had enough money in the bank to do so? My former spouse earns much more money than I do.
Possibly. In Florida, it is reversible error to require a party to pay their attorney’s fees if the payment would result in an inequitable diminution of assets received in equitable distribution, provided that the other party can pay the fee award form their income. This is a fact intensive analysis that has to be done on a case by case basis..
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