What is the name of your state? Wisconsin
My daughter's father takes me to court for custody pretty much on a regular basis. Over the past 10 years I have spent over $35,000 in legal fees.
The last few time he took me to court (a week ago) was because he did not like the new school schedule (for Jr. High) because he didn't have as many visitation days. The number of days actually didn't change...it was ridiculous...the comissioner counted out the days there in court proving that he either couldn't count or was trying to say anything to get custody.
The court comissioner basically said that was not a "significant change in circumstance" and ruled that there would be no trial.
This still cost me a couple thousand dollars for my lawyer.
Two years before this he took me to court because he didn't like the elementry school schedule. He said that I lied about what the scedule would be and he called the school to try and change it. Right in court I called the school and exposed him as pretty much being psycho...long story but I guess what I am trying to say is that he just won't stop.
Everytime we go to court it costs me a lot of money and his complaints are pretty frivolous. I asked my lawyer about requesting him to pay my legal bills. My lawyer seems to avoid the question.
I think my lawyer is pretty happy getting a regular check from me and doens't want to rely on my daughter's dad as he is notorious for not paying his lawyers.
Do I have a ligitimate reason to seek money? How do I sue someone for legal fees? Should I get another lawyer, or can I do this myself?