Did the First DCA Eliminate Retroactive Alimony?

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALSTATE OF FLORIDA No. 1D20-2444 TOMMY WAYNE GUIMBELLOT,Appellant,v.PATRICIA LYNN GUIMBELLOT,Appellee. On appeal from the Circuit Court for Santa Rosa County. John F. Simon, Jr., Judge. December 22, 2022 B.L. THOMAS, J. In this dissolution appeal, the former husband seeks review of the trial court’s equitable distribution and awards of permanent periodic... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – December 2022

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Family Law Case Updates – November 2022

Alimony: Leyte-Vidal v. Leyte-Vidal, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D2160 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022). Trial court erred awarding wife with $6,500 in alimony when based on wife’s own testimony she only needed $6,000 per month. Judge Nickolaus Hunter Davis, affirmed in part, reversed in part. Appeals: Finch v. Cribbs, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D2232 (Fla. 1st DCA 2022). Lengthy discussion... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – October 2022

Attorney Fees: Cletcher v. Cletcher, 348 So.3d 1223 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2022).  Error to award fees to party in superior financial condition when no findings of bad faith in record.  Judge Joshua Riba affirmed in part, reversed in part. Equitable Distribution: Iarussi v. Iarussi, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D2079 (Fla. 1st DCA 2022).  Trial court erred awarding prejudgment interest to date... Continue Reading →

Example of Complex Hi-Conflict Divorce Litigation

Happy almost Thanksgiving. I have been a divorce attorney for 25 years and Board Certified since 2004. I have seen a lot. Yesterday the Court issued a final judgment on one of the most complex cases I have ever litigated. It involved fraudulent transfers, constructive trusts, bankruptcy, multiple third party defendants, a half million lump... Continue Reading →

Firm Administrator, JACQUIE STEPHENS, Chosen as Palm Beach Post’s Next StoryTeller

Read full article by Katherine Kokal originally published in Palm Beach Post, click here. To buy tickets, click here. An 8-year-old in the 1970s who remembers getting Pong, his very first video game. A girl in Brooklyn whose favorite Christmas memory comes from the year she worked as a handyman with her dad. A Thanksgiving... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – September 2022

Appeals: Edwards v. Alphonse, 345 So.3d 326 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022). When there are issues of fact the appellant asks the reviewing court to draw conclusions about the evidence, without a trial transcript the appellate court could not properly resolve underlying factual issues without knowing the factual context, nor can the appellate court reasonably conclude that... Continue Reading →

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