Tag Archives: Divorce

Fourth DCA Holds That Inheritance Commingled with Marital Funds Became Marital Property Subject to Equitable Distribution

By Robin Bresky |

Fourth DCA Holds That Inheritance Commingled with Marital Funds Became Marital Property Subject to Equitable Distribution A divorce proceeding forces the parties, their attorneys, and possibly the court, to examine the parties’ assets to determine which assets are marital and which are non-marital. Absent an agreement between the parties, the marital assets are then… Read More »

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

By Robin Bresky |

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,… Read More »

Firm Obtains Writ Disqualifying Judge from Presiding over Family Law Case

By Robin Bresky |

Firm Obtains Writ Disqualifying Judge from Presiding over Family Law Case Ballard v. Campbell, 4D13-2098 The Father in a post-dissolution family-law dispute had twice filed motions asking the judge to disqualify herself because of the appearance of partiality. One motion was based on a letter where the judge disclosed that she had been personally… Read More »

Jonathan Mann of Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Reversal in Fifth District Court of Appeal of Final Judgment Modifying Timesharing Entered After Judge Disqualified Himself

By Robin Bresky |

Jonathan Mann of Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Reversal in Fifth District Court of Appeal of Final Judgment Modifying Timesharing Entered After Judge Disqualified Himself Parnell v. Parnell, 5D12-785 Jonathan Mann of the Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently obtained reversal, in the Fifth District Court of Appeal, of a final judgment of… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Ruling Dispensing With Evidentiary Hearing And Awarding Client $660,611 Cash Distribution Following Appellate Win

By Robin Bresky |

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… 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 »

Fourth DCA Reverses Order of Contempt

By Robin Bresky |

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… 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 »