The New Jersey divorce judge correctly assessed attorney fees against the husband and in favor of the wife, due to the former's bad faith in refusing to settle and because of discovery violations. Toryk v. Toryk, New Jersey App. Div., May 9, 2013
The New Jersey divorce judge acted properly in using most of the funds available for equitable distribution to set up a college fund for the children, even though it meant the lawyers might not get paid.
Because the ex-husband owns a million dollar home with a tennis court and swimming pool, drives a Mercedes and owns two other cars, has his own business, making more than $200,000 per year and failed to pay both alimony and child support, the award of only $1000 counsel fees to the ex-wife is reversed and remanded.Bello v. Bello, New Jersey App. Div., April 15, 2011