If you are seeking contribution to your legal fees, you will need to prove that the amount sought was reasonable and necessary. In other words, you will not receive an award for legal fees if your lawyer overbilled on the case or handled the case incompetantly. If you make statements to that effect, you have just made the opposing party's case! Sometimes discretion really is the better part of valor. Tameka Raymond, also known as the current wife of R & B star Usher may find this out the hard way, as she posted on twitter that her lawyer was "horrible."
Hat tip to Carolyn Elefant for her post at, Legal Blog watch.