Jamie McCourt says she's already racked up $9.9 million in bills from the lawyers working her nasty divorce from L.A. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt ... and she expects to drop at least $7 million more.
Jamie just filed legal documents in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming Frank is in control of the family fortune ... and she wants the judge to order Frank to send her more money so she can continue to make her legal payments.
According to the docs, Jamie's lawyers ain't cheap -- and they charge anywhere from $325-per-hour to $940-per-hour. FYI -- the McCourts filed for divorce back in 2009.
Jamie claims she needs the cash to "level the playing field" -- because Frank has had access to $70 million of non-Dodgers money to spend on top-flight lawyers ... and she wants to be able to keep up.