Ordered that the order is affirmed insofar as appealed from, with costs.
The Supreme Court directed the defendant to pay, inter alia, the plaintiff's interim counsel fee in the sum of $10,000, to be paid in installments of $1,000 per month. Domestic Relations Law § 237 authorizes trial courts, in their discretion, to award interim counsel fees as justice requires (see DeCabrera v Cabrera-Rosete, 70 N.Y.2d 879, 881 ; Prichep v Prichep, 52 A.D.3d 61 ). Despite the defendant's argument that the plaintiff failed to establish his ability to pay interim counsel fees, his ability to pay was established based on the Supreme Court's in camera review of various financial documents he produced. In any event, unlike a final award of counsel fees, a detailed inquiry or evidentiary hearing is not required prior to the award of interim counsel fees (see Prichep v Prichep, 52 AD3d at 65; Singer v Singer, 16 A.D.3d 666 ; Flach v Flach, 114 A.D.2d 929 ). Here, the plaintiff is an unemployed homemaker with no income, while the defendant is employed as a matrimonial attorney. Thus, contrary to the defendant's contentions, the Supreme Court appropriately awarded the plaintiff interim counsel fees in order to ensure that "the nonmonied spouse will be able to litigate the action . . . on equal footing with the monied spouse" (Prichep v Prichep, 52 AD3d at 65).
The defendant's remaining contentions are without merit.