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Domestic Relations – Attorney Fees –Appeals – O’Loughlin

Although Virginia divorce jurisprudence gives the Court of Appeals discretion to award attorney’s fees in an appeal, to be determined in the trial court on remand, O’Loughlin v. O’Loughlin says nothing about a trial court’s ability to enforce these parties’ contract for payment of all litigation fees and costs, and an Orange County Circuit Court judge awards a total of $40,000 in fees to wife — $25,000 for trial fees and $15,000 for appellate fees.
Gladstone v. Concannon (Orange County Cir.Ct.) (VLW 008-8-133) (7 pp.)

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