Fourth DCA: Contempt Unavailable to Force Payment of Mortgage on Marital Home by Spouse Who Received Home in Dissolution of Marriage Proceeding

Fourth DCA: Contempt Unavailable to Force Payment of Mortgage on Marital Home by Spouse Who Received Home in Dissolution of Marriage Proceeding A common problem we have seen spouses encounter following divorce involves responsibility for the mortgage on the marital home. Family courts often award one spouse the marital home in equitable distribution. However, the...
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Bresky Law Obtains Ruling Dispensing With Evidentiary Hearing And Awarding Client $660,611 Cash Distribution Following Appellate Win

Bell v. Bell, Case No. 4D10-5122 This was a divorce case with several contested issues regarding the parties’ 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 of the husband’s accounts receivable from...
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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

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. The case...
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Fourth DCA Reverses Order of Contempt

Parris v. Silveira and Parris Case No. 4D11-3006 Angelica Parris gave birth to a child while married to Joseph Parris. Angelica later filed for divorce, representing in her petition for dissolution that there were no minor children of the marriage. The trial court entered a final judgment of dissolution of marriage. Silveira later filed a paternity...
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Bresky Law Obtains Remand For Former Wife to Pursue Past-Due Alimony

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 the parties’...
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