Interim Attorney's Fees
Interim attorney's fees refers to the costs associated with hiring and being represented by an attorney in court, to be assessed periodically throughout the duration of a legal separation, dissolution of marriage (divorce), or dissolution of civil union case.
An award of interim attorney's fees may be based on, but is not limited to the following:
the income and property of both parties
the earning capacity of each party, and any potential impairments to the future earning capacity of each party
the standard of living of both parties during the marriage or civil union
the expected quantity of attorney's fees; and
additional relevant factors, such as the complexity of property divisions or allocation of parental responsibilities (custody)
If you experience a substantial change in financial circumstances AFTER interim attorney's fees have been ordered, such as a change in employment status or the added presence of a mental or physical disability, you may be able to modify the interim attorney's fees.