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In awarding counsel fees, the court must consider whether the party requesting the fees is in financial need; whether the party against whom the fees are sought has the ability to pay; the good or bad faith of either party in pursuing or defending the action; the nature and extent of the services rendered; and the reasonableness of the fees

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Modification of alimony

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When the movant is seeking modification of an alimony award, that party must demonstrate that changed circumstances have substantially impaired the ability to support himself or herself

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Normally, a motion to modify alimony may not be used to enable a dependent spouse to share in the post-divorce good fortune of the supporting spouse

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The standard of living established in the marriage or civil union and the likelihood that each party can maintain a reasonably comparable standard of living is a factor that must be considered in determining an alimony award

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A strong public policy favors using arbitration in family litigation

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Settlement agreements in family matters are contracts, and should be enforced according to the original intent of the parties, to the extent that they are just and equitable

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Calculating the amount of a fee award

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The first factor to consider when considering an award of alimony is the actual need of the party seeking alimony

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A motion seeking modification of alimony requires proof of a substantial change in financial circumstances of the parties

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