Tag Archives: appellant

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

By Robin Bresky |

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 »

Monetary Damages Not Available to Plaintiffs Under Firefighter’s Bill of Rights

By Robin Bresky |

Curtis v. City of West Palm Beach, 4D10-876 June 22, 2011 The Fourth District Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether a firefighter could claim monetary damages under the Firefighter’s Bill of Rights (“FBR”). The firefighter sought monetary relief for alleged violations of the FBR by the City of West Palm Beach in… Read More »

Past, Present, or Future Criminal Activity Necessary for a Constitutional Stop or Search When Acting on a Tip

By Robin Bresky |

Bryan v. State of Florida, 4D10-632 June 15, 2011 The Fourth District Court of Appeal wrote to address a trial court’s order denying a motion to suppress evidence obtained during a warrantless search.  Acting on an anonymous tip, police were dispatched to investigate a call about three black males in front of a home… Read More »

Revocation of Probation Reversed Where Warrant Fails to Allege Violation

By Robin Bresky |

Barrueta v. State of Florida, 4D10-2084 June 15, 2011 The Fourth District Court of Appeals addressed an appeal from a revocation of probation and resulting judgment and sentence. The appellant was on probation following a conviction on one count of trafficking in cocaine and one count of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine. The State… Read More »

Burden of Proof on the Party Asserting a Nonmarital Value to a Marital Residence

By Robin Bresky |

Konz v. Konz, 4D09-4454 June 1, 2011 The Fourth District addressed an issue of valuation regarding a marital residence during a dissolution of marriage proceeding.  At the time of the marriage, appellant, husband owned a home that had a fair market value of $380,000 with a $25,000 mortgage.  During the marriage, the home was… Read More »