Indybar: The American Rule in Marital Disputes: Attorney Fees May Not Be Recoverable in an Action to Annul a Void Marriage

We all know the American Rule by heart: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Yes, but no. We’re referring to the other American Rule. The one that “requires the parties to pay their own attorney fees absent an agreement, statute or rule to the contrary.”

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