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           SOURCES FOR ATTORNEYS FEES RECOVERY AND MINIMIZATION OF FEES AND COSTS

NORMAN D. LEVIN
NORMAN D. LEVIN, P.A.
norman.d.levin@helpisontheway.cc

 

TYPICAL CONSULTATION CONVERSATION

Client: Will my spouse be required to pay my attorneys fees?

Lawyer: Well the law in this area is greatly dependent on the results on other issues. If you receive alimony and an equal amount of the equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, then it may be difficult to recover your fees. However, there are other bases and techniques that can be used to recover or hold down fees. Be sure to discuss this issue with your attorney.

POSSIBLE SOURCES

 

What possible sources of authority exist to reduce the client’s payment of attorneys fees and costs in a case?

Section 61.16, F.S - this award is based upon the relative need and ability to pay of the parties..

Section 57.105 F.S. - this award is based upon one party participating in frivolous litigation.

Inherent Authority - this award is based upon misconduct of a party or their counsel or both.

Judgment on Pleadings

Disclosure/Discovery

Rule 1.280 Trial Preparation: Experts

Protective Orders ( See 1.380 (a)(4))

Using Depositions rather than live testimony

Video Conferencing Depositions

Videotaped depositions

Motion To Terminate/Limit Examination Rule 1.310 ( See 1.380 (a))

Failure To Serve or Attend Deposition Rule 1.310(h)

Sanctions for Failure To Provide mandatory Disclosure Rule 12.425 FFamRP

Rule 1.370 FRCivP Request For admissions

Rule 1.380 FRCiv P Failure To Make Discovery; Sanctions

Expert Witness Deposition Fees Rule 1.390 ( c )

Serving Subpoenas Low Cost Rule 1.410 (d )

Offers of Judgment (For non family law claims) Rule 1.442

Summary Judgments Rule 1.510 FRCiv P

Relief From Judgment Proceedings

Execution of Judgments - Chapter 57

Section 742.045 - Parentage/ Paternity Action

Section 64.081 - Partition of Property

Section 61.13 (4)( c ) Denial of Visitation

Section 88.3051 - UIFSA

UCCJEA Proceedings

ICARA/Hague Convention Proceedings

Enforcement Proceedings

Costs and Suit Moneys