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Defendant Richard Beverley Corbin, III (Bev) appealed a Family Court order on two post-final-judgment motions filed by plaintiff, Anne duPont Corbin. Defendant contended that the trial justice erred when she determined that the post-employment compensation that he received from his employer was marital property and therefore her award of 50 percent of it to Anne was also made in error. Alternatively, defendant argued that if the Supreme Court affirmed the trial justice’s findings with regard to the post-employment compensation, then the fee that he paid to an attorney for negotiating that compensation should be considered marital debt, of which Anne should pay half. Additionally, defendant argued that the trial justice erred when she awarded counsel fees to Anne for her prosecution of a motion to modify child support, after she made a specific finding that defendant did not adequately notify Anne when he regained employment. Finding no reversible error, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Family Court.