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Tag Archives: Domestic Relations

Wife not entitled to discovery after equitable distribution hearing (access required)

Where a wife’s counsel withdrew prior to an equitable distribution hearing and the wife was given 11 months to retain new counsel before such hearing was held, the denial of her request for additional discovery, made more than six months ...

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Wife owed higher payments after husband’s benefits increased (access required)

Where a property settlement agreement provided that the wife was entitled to one-half of the monthly disability and retirement benefits her husband was receiving, and the amount of the husband’s monthly benefit increased after the divorce became final, the wife ...

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Separation agreement required court award all requested attorneys’ fees (access required)

Where a marital separation agreement provided that a defaulting party was responsible for any costs, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees that the prevailing incurred in enforcing the provisions of the agreement, the court did not have discretion to ...

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Support reservation will be considered (access required)

Where plaintiff petitioned to exercise a reservation for additional spousal support that was included in their property settlement agreement (PSA), the court concludes that a showing of changed circumstances is not required to consider the petition. Further, even if changed ...

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Wife sanctioned for violating property settlement agreement (access required)

A wife who twice violated terms of a property settlement agreement was sanctioned by the court.  A third sanction was vacated, however, because it was a criminal contempt sanction in what the circuit court maintained was a civil contempt proceeding. ...

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