Can you sue someone for lawyer fees?
California follows the "American Rule" which provides that everyone has to pay their own attorneys' fees – even if you win at trial. Also, consider the toll on a small company forced to pursue a case where only a few thousand dollars are at issue and then learning it cannot recover its attorneys' fees.
Will I have to pay my wife’s attorney fees?
As a general rule, a wife cannot force her husband to pay for their divorce. Each party in the divorce action pays for his or her attorney fees and costs. However, there are circumstances in which a judge may order a husband to pay the wife's attorney fees and costs.
What happens if you don’t pay attorney fees?
Failure to collect a large legal fee can endanger the lawyer's standing in his firm and within the larger legal or client community. Fee collection claims often lead to ethical complaints, and counterclaims for malpractice, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract.