Who Can Receive Attorney Fees?
Either party can be awarded attorney’s fees (in full or in part) in a divorce action or any action arising from the initial divorce, if the court finds the award to be ‘equitable.’
How Does the Court Determine What is Equitable?
The court considers the parties’ marital assets and income, any award of temporary spousal support, the conduct of the parties, and any other relevant factors the court deems appropriate in deciding what is ‘equitable.’
Will I be paid in Full or in Installments?
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1. You May Not Need To Go.
Local Rules in Cuyahoga County state that all new Applications to Determine the Custody of a Child or Motions for Parenting Time or Motions to Modify the Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities must be referred to mediation. However, a party can request to be exempted from mediation in any of the following situations:
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- Cases where one party has been convicted or pled guilty to domestic violence within the past two years or when a civil protection order is in effect;
- Cases in which the physical distance between the parties is so great that it isn’t practical