Family Law

Family Law News Issue 3, 2020, Volume 42, No. 3

Protecting Your Client’s Right to Recover Attorney Fees/Costs

Robert R. Walmsley

Robert R. Walmsley is a partner of the law firm Jarrette & Walmsley, LLP, with its principal office in Los Olivos, California. Mr. Walmsley has been practicing law in the area of family law for over 32 years. His practice incorporates all aspects of family law, including assisted reproduction, adoptions, guardianship, and termination of parental rights. The firm handles both national and international cases. The firm, and Mr. Walmsley in particular, also handle appellate cases and, in fact, have over 17 published cases.

Pre-Judgment and Appellate Fee/Costs Requests

Family law practitioners often confine themselves to the Family Code as their guiding source. And why not? After all, short of some scattered Civil Procedure sections, e.g. the Discovery Act, and family law rules of court, the Family Code is every practitioner’s Bible. However, family law practitioners who confine themselves to the Family Code could find themselves in a trap for the unwary.

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