Missouri’s divorce laws permit the court to order one party to pay some or all of their spouse’s reasonable attorneys’ fees. Attorneys’ fees are generally awarded based on the financial resources of the parties, regardless of which spouse filed for divorce. For example, in a marriage where only one spouse works outside the home, it is more likely that the breadwinner may be ordered to pay a portion of a stay-at-home spouse’s fees than in a case where both spouses work and earn similar incomes.