Are the fees I pay my divorce lawyer deductible?

Only those fees paid to your divorce lawyer that are directly attributable to tax advice and/or related to the production of taxable income (such as alimony) can be deducted. 

You may want to ask your lawyer at the conclusion of the case if he or she can give you a breakdown of what portion of the fee you paid her, if any, was related to tax advice or the production of taxable income.  If the case does not involve alimony or other tax issues (for example, the sale of a house or stocks or the division of a retirement account), you may not be able to deduct any of the fee.

If you have specific questions related to this issue in your case, talk to your lawyer or tax advisor.

SOURCE: Alabama Family Law Blog