Legal Bills in 5-Year Divorce Battle Allegedly Top $36M
Adelaide: Somewhere In Australia
An unidentified woman, presumably rich, is seeking court intervention concerning the $10.5 million legal fees she says she has been charged in a hard-fought five-year divorce battle.
Her husband has allegedly spent $26 million in legal fees, so far, in the case, which is Australia's most expensive divorce, reports the Herald Sun.
Contending in court papers that the legal fees she was charged were unfair and unreasonable, the Adelaide woman says she is stressed and strapped for cash and asks the Supreme Court to intervene and cut the bill.
Her now-former law firm, which is not identified, says the client was "fully informed" that "not all lawyers charged on the same basis" and says it did what it did to pursue her goal of "maximiz[ing] the chance of a successful outcome."