My spouse has a high-powered attorney, but I cannot afford anyone. Can you help me?

One of the primary goals set by the Family Code in the area of attorney's fees is to establish a level playing field between spouses.

The spouse who can afford high-powered attorneys would always have an advantage over an unrepresented less affluent spouse.

It is therefore possible to request of the court attorney's fees orders at the outset of the litigation and throughout the litigation process so that each side is funded.

Generally, if community property is available, the court will see to it that both sides are equally funded and that both parties have equal access to the necessary amount of money to sustain representation during the divorce.