If a trial is necessary, one spouse may be ordered to pay some portion of the other spouse’s legal fees, expenses, fees, and costs. The Court can award fees and costs for virtually all actions in the Family Court. The Family Court has a wide discretion in making such awards and it may award some, all or none of these fees to an otherwise eligible party. While the Family Court must consider a wide array of criteria in determining whether or not to award fees, and the amount, the two most important factors are marital misconduct causing the necessity to bring the marital litigation in the first instance, as well as misconduct occurring during the litigation, particularly conduct which extends and makes the litigation more costly.