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– from Joe X. in Vernon, WI

Question Details:

An attorney hired me as an expert witness to his case in a family court. After the judge ruled in favor of the opposing party, the attorney refused to pay for my services. Is he allowed to do this after losing a case?

Family Law Attorney Response:

While there may be some important details to this case, the general rule on payment of expert witnesses is in your favor.

In the case Theuerkauf v. Sutton 102 Wis.2d 176, 306 N.W.2d 651, the court forced an attorney to pay the expert witness hired on after the case as the witness was relied on during the cases.

I would like to know more about your connection with the divorce attorney and the details regarding your payments. Give me a call so we can discuss your situation.

Trisha Festerling, J.D.

Family Law Attorney

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