Tag: Legal Fees

Can the Court Award Legal Fees in a Child Suppot Modification Proceeding?

February 18, 2009 | Court Decisions, Divorce, Legal Fees, Legal Perspective

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

An interesting, andĀ perhaps unanswered, question which may arise in a child support modification proceeding is, “Can the court award legal fees to the prevailing party?” Since 1997, there has been statutory authority for awarding legal fees in a child support case. Previously, no statutory authority existed. 23 Pa.C.S. 4351 authorizes an award of legal fees where “an obligee prevails in a proceeding to establish paternity or to obtain a support […]

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