Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fourth DCA: Motion for Rehearing Is Necessary to Preserve Argument that Final Judgment Lacked Required Findings as to Equitable Distribution

By Robin Bresky |

Farghali v. Farghali, Case No. 4D14-1364 & 4D15-1461 (Fla. 4th DCA, March 9, 2016)* The Fourth DCA recently decided a family law appeal with important ramifications on the ability of parties to raise certain issues in the appellate court. A fundamental rule of appellate procedure is that, in order to raise an issue on… Read More »

What Is It, How Much Is It Worth, and Who Gets It?: Fourth DCA Reverses Final Judgment of Dissolution for Failure to Include Required Findings as to Equitable Distribution

By Robin Bresky |

Joseph W. Pierre v. Marie C. Pierre, Case No. 4D14-1651 (Fla. 4th DCA, February 24, 2016)* Florida law requires that certain trial court rulings in family court cases, such as those on equitable distribution and alimony, must be supported with specific written findings. The written findings allow an appeals court to review the trial… Read More »