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Law Offices of Robin Bresky Wins Reversal of Order Basing Father’s Child Support Obligation on Abnormally High Income Year

By Robin Bresky |

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Wins Reversal of Order Basing Father’s Child Support Obligation on Abnormally High Income Year Rudnick v. Harman, Case No. 4D13-1359 & 4D13-1364 (Fla. 4th DCA, January 28, 2015)* The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently obtained the reversal of a trial court order that erroneously based our client’s child… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Helps Father Obtain Co-Guardianship of Developmentally Disabled Adult Daughter

By Robin Bresky |

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Helps Father Obtain Co-Guardianship of Developmentally Disabled Adult Daughter The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently assisted a father and his trial counsel in obtaining co-guardianship of the father’s developmentally disabled adult daughter over the objections of his ex-wife. Our client’s ex-wife, who is the girl’s mother, filed a… 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 »

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 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 Reversal of Child Support Order to Award Mother Her Child’s Uncovered Medical Expenses

By Robin Bresky |

Judkins v. Dep’t of Revenue and Jose Briceno Case No. 4D10-4579 We represented a mother in her appeal from the Department of Revenue’s child support order. The mother had sought an order requiring the father of her child to pay child support. Specifically, the mother’s application for child support enforcement sought financial contribution from… Read More »

Dissolution, Adoption, and Jurisdiction: Fourth DCA Holds Family Court Retained Jurisdiction Despite Separate Adoption Order Terminating Father’s Rights

By Robin Bresky |

Baudanza v. Baudanza Case No. 4D10-4068 The parties divorced in 2006 and Former Husband was ordered to pay child support pursuant to the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement. Former Wife later remarried, and the parties agreed to a modification whereby Former Husband would pay half of the original child support amount and Former Wife’s new… Read More »

Can I Put Twenty Bucks On It?: Fourth DCA Answers “No” Regarding Substantial Child Support Arrearage

By Robin Bresky |

Hernandez v. Frontiero Case No. 4D10-4122 The Fourth District Court of Appeal (“DCA”) reviewed a trial court order finding a father in contempt for failure to pay child support. The order also allowed the father to pay only $20 per month towards his total child support arrearage of $18,499.75. The Fourth DCA noted that… 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

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 »

Driving in Circles Around Child Support and Contempt Issues?

By Robin Bresky |

Many people understand the reality and importance of complying with a court’s order directing that child support payments be made on behalf of their children. What some may not realize is the failure to comply with said obligation could potentially result in a number of sanctions, including garnishment of wages, suspension of a driver’s… Read More »