Foster v. Foster (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)Annotate this Case
Christopher Foster and Leah Foster were divorced pursuant to a divorce decree that awarded Leah primary custody of the parties’ three children, with Christopher receiving visitation. The decree approved the parties’ settlement agreement regarding the disposition of the marital assets. The circuit court also found that an award of rehabilitative alimony was appropriate. The court further awarded Leah attorney’s fees. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the circuit court did not err in its interpretation of Ark. Code ann. 9-12-312(b) or in its finding that Leah was entitled to rehabilitative alimony under the facts of this case; (2) the circuit court did not abuse its discretion it setting the amount and the duration of the alimony award; and (3) the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in awarding attorney’s fees and litigation-related expenses to Leah.