Can I obtain attorney’s fees in modification of divorce?

Yes, F.S. 61.16 (1) provides that attorney’s fees may be awarded for modification proceedings. The successful defense or prosecution of a modification action alone does not determine who will be responsible for payment of an attorney’s fee award. The financial need and ability to pay of each party at the time of the modification proceeding should be the primary factor in the court’s decision in determining attorney’s fees.

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