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HI - my name is Roger and I'll be glad to assist.
I'm sorry for your issues, but all too often, HOA's are run like dictatorships....and it sounds like you're involved in one right now.
As for whether or not these fees are reasonable or proper/legal, you would have to look to your bylaws or CC&R's to see what they say about these assessments. There should be provisions that address these issues and you should be able to see whether or not the bylaws authorize the association to assess these charges to residents.
You could also ask the attorney for proof/documentation that shows the HOA is entitled to assess these fees to you and allow him/her to provide the relevant rules/provisions to you.
If there are no such provisions, then you could object to the assessments.....and you could even file suit against the association for breaching the agreement and seek a court order on the matter.