What are the basic requirements of seeking attorney’s fees in Florida?

  1. The basic requirements that must be met to seek or obtain attorney’s fees are:
  2. The parties must be in a marital relationship;
  3. The court must have jurisdiction over the party which is ordered to pay the attorney’s fee award
  4. The party requesting attorney’s fees must do so prior to the final judgment; and
  5. The demonstrated financial need of one party and the demonstrated financial ability of the other to pay attorney’s fees.

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