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Domestic Relations — Equitable Distribution – Attorneys’ Fees – Marital Estate – Reasonableness (access required)

Even though the $83,884 in attorneys’ fees awarded to plaintiff exceeded the $57,950.55 value of the parties’ net marital estate, given (1) the size of defendant’s separate estate, (2) his income level, (3) the contentiousness and length of this litigation, and (4) the trial court’s findings as to the reasonableness of the fees, the trial ...

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