Court of Appeals Affirms Decision, Awards Attorney Fees

Monica T. Monday of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore for the Appellee.

The Court of Appeals of Virginia has affirmed an equitable distribution award in a divorce appeal and has awarded the wife her appellate attorney’s fees.

The court found no error in the trial court’s ruling that gives 55% of the marital property to the wife and considered the husband’s poor relationship with his stepdaughter. Finding that the husband’s appeal lacked merit, the court also granted the wife’s request for the husband to pay her appellate attorney’s fees.

Status of the case:

The issue of the amount of fees is on remand to the trial court.

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