My question involves a marriage in the state of: Texas
My daughter (Respondent) and her husband (Petitioner) are going through a divorce. He is the bread winner, she is in college with no income. He wants the to be quick and quiet, and has agreed to give her a cash settlement to ensure she cooperates with the proceedings, but in the Original Petition for Divorce he had drawn up by his attorney are two sections I'm concerned with.
11. Attorney's Fees, Expenses, Costs, and Interest
It was necessary for Petitioner to secure the services of *********, and the law office of *******| ***** & ASSOCIATES, LLC, licensed attorneys, to prepare and prosecute this suit. To effect an equitable division of the estate of the parties and as a part of the division, judgment for attorney's fees, expenses, and costs through trial and appeal should be granted against Respondent and in favor of Petitioner for the use and benefit of Petitioner's attorney; or, in the alternative, Petitioner requests that reasonable attorney's fees, expenses, and costs through trial and appeal be taxed as costs and be ordered paid directly to Petitioner's attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney's own name. Petitioner requests postjudgment interest as allowed by law.
Petitioner prays that citation and notice issue as required by law and that the Court grant a divorce and all other relief requested in this petition. Petitioner prays for attorney's fees, expenses, and costs as requested above. Petitioner prays for general relief.
QUESTION: Is he trying to get the judge to make her to pay his attorney fees? If so, that would probably use up most, if not all, of the settlement fee he 'generously' offered. Can anyone please interpret the two sections above into normal English for me?