Tag Archives: equitable distribution

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 »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Reversal of Order Denying Wife’s Attorney’s Fees and Attributing Wife Depleted Marital Assets

By Robin Bresky |

Goldstein v. Goldstein Case No. 4D10-3081 We represented a former wife in an appeal from an amended final judgment of dissolution of marriage. The trial court had denied our client her attorney’s fees and costs without making any findings as to our client’s need and the former husband’s ability to pay. Additionally, in the… 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 »

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 »