On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Sussex County, FM-19-307-99.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Before Judges Rodríguez and Payne.
Defendant Shaukat Ali appeals from the May 15, 2007 post- divorce judgment order, which provides:
1. Defendant's application to emancipate the parties' daughter, Anila Ali, is denied as she is attending college.
2. At the time of the Final Judgment of Divorce the plaintiff was awarded counsel fees in the amount of $36,352, less a credit for payment of $2,776.25; thus equaling $33,576. Subsequent counsel fees were awarded in this case, specifically:
a. Counsel fee award from 7/8/03 totaling $2,207.00.
b. Counsel fee award from 4/23/04 totaling $2,862.75.
c. Appellate Division Counsel fee award from 11/12/03 totaling $5,055.00.
d. Supreme Court Counsel fee award from 6/2/04 totaling $1,336.25.
A later credit was given to the defendant in the amount of $26,361. This credit represented monies that were paid from the defendant to the plaintiff out of the defendant's Federal Thrift Savings Plan; a retirement system created for Federal employees. The Federal Thrift Savings Plan Distribution of Proceeds sent a United States Treasury Check to the plaintiff in this exact amount, Check No. 3091 08131351.
3. The current amount of counsel fees owed to David B. Wasserman, Esq., is $27,369.19. This is calculated as follows:
a. $19,696.88 as of Judge Farber's Orders of 11/12/04 and 11/23/04, which represents the money owed to Mr. Wasserman after the credit of $26,361, plus the counsel fee awards ...