Sample Motion for Attorney Fees in Divorce Case for California
This sample motion for attorney fees in a divorce case in California is made under sections 2030 through 2034 of the California Family Code and is used when a party is representing themselves in a divorce or family law case, and wants the court to order the other party to pay them money to allow them to retain an attorney. The sample has been revised and updated as of January 31, 2016 and contains brief instructions, a memorandum of points and authorities containing citations to case law and statutory authority, and sample declaration. The author is a freelance paralegal that has worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995 and has used this sample for many years. Note that the author is NOT an attorney and no guarantee or warranty is provided.