Tag Archives: Alimony

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Wins Rehearing of Order Holding Former Husband in Contempt for Failure to Pay Alimony

By Robin Bresky |

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Wins Rehearing of Order Holding Former Husband in Contempt for Failure to Pay Alimony The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently succeeded on a motion for rehearing of an order that had held our client in contempt for failure to pay alimony. The parties’ marriage was dissolved in 2009…. Read More »

Firm Obtains Reversal of Temporary Attorney’s Fees Award in Modification of Alimony Proceedings

By Robin Bresky |

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Reversal of Temporary Attorney’s Fees Award in Modification of Alimony Proceedings Giorlando v. Giorlando, 4D12-1220 The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently won reversal of a trial court’s award of temporary attorney’s fees and costs in a petition for modification of alimony. The parties’ marriage was previously dissolved… Read More »

No Time but the Present: Law Offices of Robin Bresky Wins Motion for Rehearing of Order Holding Former Husband in Contempt for Failure to Pay Attorney’s Fees Based upon Future Ability to Pay

By Robin Bresky |

The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently won a motion for rehearing of an order of contempt that held our client in contempt for failure to pay an award of temporary attorney’s fees. We are in the process of appealing the underlying order requiring our client to pay fees to opposing counsel. The parties… Read More »

Specificity Required: Fourth DCA Holds Modification of Custody Was Not a Condition Precedent to Modification of Alimony Under Marital Settlement Agreement

By Robin Bresky |

Cook v. Cook, 4D11-2561 The parties were married for nineteen years and had four children. They filed for dissolution of marriage, and their marriage was later dissolved by a final judgment that incorporated a marital settlement agreement (“MSA”). The MSA set a specific child support obligation for the former husband. The MSA also set… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Ruling Dispensing With Evidentiary Hearing Upon Remand Following Appellate Win

By Robin Bresky |

Bell v. Bell, 502007DR002692XXXXSB Case No. 4D10-5122 This was a divorce case with several contested issues regarding the parties’ marital and non-marital assets. Our client, the former wife, appealed the final judgment of dissolution of marriage. The former husband cross-appealed. Our client’s main issues were (1) the trial court’s failure to award her half… Read More »

Law Office of Robin Bresky Obtains Reversal Where The Trial Court Excluded Stocks As Marital Income, Failed To Identify Marital Property In Jamaica, and Abused Its Discretion In The Parenting Plan

By Robin Bresky |

Preudhomme v. Bailey Case No. 4D10-3262 Our firm challenged the trial court’s final judgment on behalf of a former wife claiming that the lower court erred in dividing the assets, calculating income of the husband, awarding an inadequate amount of alimony, calculating child support payable by the wife, and including overly restrictive parenting provisions…. Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Remand For Former Wife to Pursue Past-Due Alimony

By Robin Bresky |

Drdek v. Drdek, Case No. 4D10-3082 We represented a former wife who originally filed a motion for contempt shortly after the parties divorced, due to the former husband’s non-payment of alimony despite his recent receipt of significant income from social security. The trial court adopted the magistrate’s recommendation to deny former wife’s motion because… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Per Curiam Affirmance of Order Dismissing Former Husband’s Petition For Modification of Alimony

By Robin Bresky |

Rice v. Rice Case No. 4D10-2523 We represented a former wife whose trial counsel succeeded in getting her former husband’s petition for modification of alimony dismissed, as well as attorney’s fees as a sanction. The parties had divorced in 2005 and entered into a Marital Settlement Agreement whereby the former husband paid the former… Read More »

Inequitable Distribution of Assets Resolved – Win at the Fourth District Court of Appeal:

By Robin Bresky |

Bell v. Bell This was a divorce case involving several issues regarding the parties’ marital and non-marital assets. Our client appealed and the opposing party cross appealed. Our client’s main issues were the trial court’s failure to (1) award her half of the husband’s accounts receivable from loans he made to his businesses; and… Read More »

Available Income is the Proper Basis for an Alimony Award; A Marital Lifestyle That Exceeds the Parties’ Earnings is not a Proper Guide for Awarding Alimony

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Cissel v. Cissel, 4D09-3029 & 4D10-1324 June 22, 2011 The Fourth District wrote to address an appeal of an alimony award and child support.  The court below found the former husband, appellant, to have a gross monthly income of $18,109.  The figure was based on his average earnings during the preceding fourteen months of… Read More »