In Ohio, attorney fees awards are often sought in domestic relations cases. Courts used to require that a expert testimony be presented regarding the reasonableness of the attorney fees sought. However, in Franklin County Ohio there is a court case which states that the domestic relations court may take notice of the complexity of the case from the court’s own record. A copy of that case is at the bottom of this post.
You may also be interested in our “Divorce in Ohio” series by a Columbus Ohio Divorce Lawyer and Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney about the process and options for ending your marriage in Ohio, and about Ohio divorce laws.
The first articles in the series can be seen here, but there are many more:
Part 1 (Conciliation or Legal Separation), Part 2 (Dissolution or Uncontested Divorce), Part 3 (Reasons to Choose Divorce), Part 4 (Restraining Orders),Part 5 (Where will you live?), Part 6 (Paper Work), Part 7 (Health Insurance), Part 8 (Attorney Fees), Part 9 (5 Dirty Divorce Tricks), Part 10, (5 More Dirty Divorce Tricks).
In addition to the installments in the Divorce in Ohio Series (see links at top of the page), you may also find the following topics, which relate to divorce, to be helpful.
Adultery, Annulment, Alimony (Spousal Support), Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Custody Jurisdiction, Child Support (deviation), Child Support (how much), Child Support (how to pay), Child Support (lower), Child Support (myths), Child Support (resources), Child Support (sign up),Contempt, Dissolution, Divorce Basics, Divorce Myths, Foreclosure Mediation, Grandparents, Guardian ad Litem, House, How Long Your Divorce May Last, International Abduction,Legal Separation, Mediation, Moving, Packet of Forms vs. Getting a Lawyer, Prenuptial Agreements (Antenuptial Agreements), Shared Parenting,Temporary Orders, Temporary Orders Affidavits, Where to File for Divorce