Getting a divorce costs money. Most of the time, they don’t come cheap. There are a lot of things you’ll need to shell out money for to help your divorce go along. One of those things would be for a lawyer. After all, getting a lawyer would be one of the more important things that you’ll need. A lawyer will help you as you go through your divorce proceedings. Paying for lawyer’s fees may be a little difficult financially for some people, especially if there’s a child involved. If you find yourself in this situation and want to know what to do, read on and find out.
What’s a SAPCR?
In divorces that have children involved, there may be what is called a “Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship” (SAPCR). As the name suggests, a SAPCR is filed when there is anything during the divorce proceedings that comes up that might affect your child’s relationship with you. Basically, the SAPCR looks after your child’s safety and welfare.
Who Pays for the Lawyer’s Fees?
Since divorce proceedings can cost a lot of money, as well as the lawyers needed to help get them going. In some cases, one party may not have enough money to help pay for a lawyer. Usually, the payment of lawyer’s fees can be discussed, sometimes even contested. Depending on what happens, the lawyer’s fees may be covered by one party, awarded to the other party, or they might still be your responsibility to pay for. In some instances, SAPCRs can help decide who pays for the lawyer’s fees of the concerned party. Since SAPCRs help in looking after the child’s welfare, payment of the lawyer’s fees can be put on hold temporarily if the parent who has custody of the child may not have the finances to maintain the welfare of the child if they were to pay for the fees right away.
Divorces cost money and may sometimes cost more than expected. No one wants to be left with absolutely nothing after a divorce, especially if there’s a child that needs to be looked after. To avoid this, it would be good to get things sorted out right away. If you’re worried about how you’ll support your child after all the divorce’s expenses, getting a SAPCR filed and sorted out could help you out.