If Ex Wins Custody Case, Can I(100%disabledVAvet) be forced to pay her attny fees?
I am a God fearing (single by choice from now on) father of 1 awesome 9 y.o. boy who is currently embroiled in a custody case with my ex-wife, we were divorced in 04'. I am 100% disabled thru the V.A. (injuries to my spine) and thru SSDI (Bipolar disorder). These are my only sources of income since I am classified as un-employable. It makes it possible to pay my bills are provide child support (over and above what I'm liable for) and for myself. I can't afford an attorney so I am pro se.
If by some chance I was to lose this case and ordered by the judge to pay for my ex's attorney fees, can I be forced to pay?? Can they dock my income sources?? Oh, my ex has a good gov't job and makes more $$ than I do. If they can steal this $$ from me and not make her pay for her own bills then I'll be forced to file to bankruptcy I guess :>(
It sounds like you may be judgment proof as there are limited circumstances under which disability benefits can be seized by creditors (an attorney to whom you owe money can be a creditor). The best way to find out if this is the case is to go ahead and get a consultation with a bankruptcy attorney who can tell you whether your benefits could be at risk here.
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