Attorney's fees may be assessed in custody and visitation cases.
be amended to read as follows:
The compensation of attorneys and counselors at law for services rendered in civil
and criminal actions and special proceedings is left to the agreement, express or implied, of the
parties. However, attorneys' fees may be taxed as disbursements if allowed by specific statute. The
court, if appropriate, in the interests of justice, may award payment of attorneys' fees in all cases
of divorce, annulment of marriage, determination of paternity,
maintenance, support, or alimony. The court may award the fees before or after judgment or order.
The court may award attorneys' fees from trusts administered through the court as well as in
probate and guardianship proceedings. Attorneys' fees may be taxed as disbursements on mortgage
foreclosures either by action or by advertisement.