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Costs, fees and expenses
Domestic Relations (DOM) CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 5-A, TITLE 3
§ 77-k. Costs, fees and expenses. 1. The court shall award the
prevailing party, including a state, necessary and reasonable expenses
incurred by or on behalf of the party, including costs, communication
expenses, attorney's fees, investigative fees, expenses for witnesses,
travel expenses, and child care during the course of the proceedings,
unless the party from whom fees or expenses are sought establishes that
the award would be inappropriate. No fees, costs or expenses shall be
assessed against a party who is fleeing an incident of domestic violence
or mistreatment or abuse of a child or sibling, unless the court is
convinced by a preponderance of evidence that such assessment would be
clearly appropriate.

2. The court may not assess fees, costs, or expenses against a state
unless authorized by law other than this article.