HB1918: Juvenile and domestic relations district courts; attorney fees.


Offered January 9, 2013
Prefiled January 9, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact 16.1-278.19 of the Code of Virginia, relating to attorney fees; juvenile and domestic relations district court.
Patron-- Herring

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 16.1-278.19 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

16.1-278.19. Attorney fees.

In any matter properly before the court, the court may award attorneys' reasonable attorney fees and costs on behalf of any party as the court deems appropriate based on the relative financial ability of the parties. An award of attorney fees and costs pursuant to this section may be made pendente lite or at any time the matter is pending before the court.