Do lawyers charge separately per case?
I wasn't able to find a lot of information on this but wanted to see if anyone knew the answer. BM had trouble getting together the funds but ultimately hired a lawyer for the ongoing custody case with her ex husband. The lawyer fees were about $5000 give or take a couple hundred. She was told she would have to pay childsupport if she handed over the kids without visitation. Since she doesn't want to pay she wants to try to keep some sort of visitation. She had 50/50 to begin with but wants something to reduce or eliminate childsupport costs.
She hired this lawyer before our papers were filed for the case just against her ex husband. Will the lawyer represent her for our case as well or will she have to pay another $5000 for counsel on a new case?