What Are “Rosen” Fees in Florida Divorce Courts?

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by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

In divorce cases, because one side cannot control the actions of the other, divorce lawyers work on an hourly basis at a specified hourly rate.  The hourly rate itself can vary from attorney to attorney, but most divorce lawyers will work a case on an hourly basis.  There are certain normal procedures in the life of a divorce case.  Things like mandatory disclosure due dates, motions, mediations, and temporary relief hearings.  However, where one party intentionally, vindictively, and vexatiously either delays the case, files unnecessary pleadings, or stalls the matter by disobeying court orders, the offended party may request the court award him/her attorneys fees and costs from the offending party under Rosen v. Rosen and other cases that came after that case in time.  The language and meaning is clear:  Should one spouse cause a the other to incur unnecessary or…

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