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Can a parties’ attorney be liable for attorney’s fees in a California dissolution of marriage/paternity action?
Can a parties’ attorney be liable for attorney’s fees in a California dissolution of marriage/paternity action?

This was the very finding in the case of Marriage of Anka & Yeager (2/5/19). The Court in this case held that an attorney, in certain circumstances, can be liable for the imposition of attorney’s fees imposed by the Court. The attorney, in this case, “for disclosed ...

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