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Is it true that the first to file for divorce has to pay the other party’s lawyer fees?

Is it true that the first to file for divorce has to pay the other party’s lawyer fees?

No. Filing for divorce first does not obligate the filing party to pay the opposing party’s attorney fees.

Attorney’s fees are rarely awarded. Prevailing in the case does not automatically entitle the prevailing party to an award of attorney’s fees. Whether attorney’s fees are awarded is a matter left to the discretion of the judge.

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