Tag Archives: remanded

Take Notice: Fourth DCA Reverses Summary Judgment of Foreclosure Where Homeowner Claimed Bank Failed to Provide Notice

By Robin Bresky |

Finnegan v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 4D11-939 Deutsche Bank filed a mortgage foreclosure action alleging that Finnegan had failed to make payments on the promissory note. Deutsche Bank claimed that all conditions precedent to acceleration of the note, and the foreclosure action, had occurred. The mortgage document specified as a condition precedent that… Read More »

Tuition Tales on Trial

By Robin Bresky |

Fourth DCA:  Trial Court Erred in Holding Mother in Contempt Without Finding of Ability to Comply With Order Harris v. Hampton Case No. 4D11-966 The Fourth District Court of Appeal wrote to address an appeal of a non-final order of contempt entered after a final order in a post-dissolution of marriage case. The trial… 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 »

Fourth DCA Holds Order Dismissing Action for Failure to Attend Case Management Conference Insufficient Without Finding of “Willful and Contumacious Conduct”

By Robin Bresky |

Dedmon and Kelly v. Kelly, 4D09-3572 May 18, 2011 The Fourth District wrote to address an appeal from an order of dismissal of appellants’ complaint for failure to appear at a case management conference. A clerk’s default was entered in favor of appellants, and the appellee’s motion to set aside default was denied by… Read More »

Fourth DCA Reverses Order Draft by Former Wife Forcing Sale of Former Husband’s Residence to Satisfy Alimony Arrearages Where Former Husband Had No Opportunity to Object

By Robin Bresky |

Ross v. Ross, 4D11-107 The Fourth District recently wrote to address an appeal from an order that forced the sale of the Former Husband’s residence to satisfy his alimony arrearages. The Former Wife had drafted the ten-page order that the Court characterized as “very unfavorable” to the Former Husband, as it included findings that… Read More »