In case of abuse of family law procedures, there is the possibility to ask the judge to convict the other spouse to pay damages in the final judgment. These damages are intended to compensate for some of your losses, for example certain legal fees that you have had to pay.
If you claim child support or alimony and are afraid that you will not have the financial means to assert your rights in court during the proceedings, there is also the possibility of requesting that your ex-spouse be ordered to pay you a provision for litigation costs. This is an amount of money that will be used to cover your future legal fees. The behavior of the ex-spouse, as well as the difference between the incomes of the former spouses, are among the factors that will be taken into account by the judge in his decision.