Monetti v. Monetti

Practice Area: Family

Date: March 22, 2010

Outcome: I was successful on the appeal, as the Appellate Division reversed the trial court order and remanded the matter for a plenary hearing on the issue of counsel and expert fees.

The parties engaged in protracted post-judgment litigation to determine the ex-husband's child support obligation as a result of the termination of his alimony obligation after his ex-wife's remarriage. The parties resolved the adjusted child support amount by agreement, but agreed to submit to the court the issue of their mutual requests for counsel and expert fees generated during the litigation. Based solely on the motions with conflicting certification filed by each party the trial court granted the ex-wife a substantial award towards her counsel and expert fees. I was retained to represent the ex-husband for the appeal of the trial court's order.

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