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How do I enforce my husband’s promise to hire an attorney for me in our divorce?

If by this question you mean to state that your husband told you he would pay for your attorney in the divorce action between the two of you, that could turn out various ways.

If you claim that your husband told you he would pay for your attorney in the divorce action, have nothing recorded (nothing in writing, no audio recording), and your husband denies it, then it’s a matter of your word against his, and you would likely not get the court to order your husband to pay your attorney’s fees on those grounds (and even if you did have it in writing or audio recorded, the court might still rule that the mere promise to pay isn’t enforceable). You might still have other grounds for getting the court to order your husband to pay your attorney’s fees, however.

In Utah, for example, where I practice divorce and family law, we have this provision of the Utah Code:

30-3-3. Award of costs, attorney and witness fees — Temporary alimony.

(1) In any action filed under Title 30, Chapter 3, Divorce, Chapter 4, Separate Maintenance, or Title 78B, Chapter 7, Part 6, Cohabitant Abuse Protective Orders, and in any action to establish an order of custody, parent-time, child support, alimony, or division of property in a domestic case, the court may order a party to pay the costs, attorney fees, and witness fees, including expert witness fees, of the other party to enable the other party to prosecute or defend the action. The order may include provision for costs of the action.

Utah Family Law, LC | divorceutah.com | 801-466-9277

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