In Florida, normally the prevailing party, that means the party that wins, is entitled to recover their court costs from the other side. This would include filing fees, sheriff’s service, costs of deposition, court reporters, subpoenas, documentation, and things like that. However, Florida law provides that you can only recover your attorney fees if there is a contract or statue involved.
In construction law, the construction lien statute has what’s called a prevailing party clause, meaning that if you win, you normally are entitled to recover your fees. Many contracts have attorneys fees clause, but if they don’t, then each party is required to bear their own fees.