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January 2014 Archives

Modification of Alimony in West Palm Beach, Florida

In a modification of alimony proceeding, a temporary reduction or modification of alimony can be awarded where a party is temporarily unemployed. In Hedstrom v. Hedstrom, the Florida Court of Appeal recently stated: 

Division of Property and Assets in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

In making a division of property and assets in a dissolution of marriage proceeding in Florida, for the trial court to award an unequal distribution of marital property and assets, the trial court must issue findings of fact on all ten statutory factors. In Watson v. Watson the Florida Court of Appeal recently stated: 

Division of Property And Assets in Wellington, Florida

In making a division of property and assets, the Court must make specific findings identifying, valuing and distributing the assets and liabilities of the parties. In Patino v. Patino the Fourth District Court of Appeal recently stated: "We again remind trial judges of the importance of making explicit findings as to all statutorily mandated factors for the determination of alimony in final judgments, as well as establishing a value (even if zero or de minimus) for all marital assets and liabilities when devising an equitable distribution scheme. 

Divorce in Wellington, Florida - Attorney's Fees

In a divorce proceeding involving a prevailing party provision in a marital settlement agreement, where claims are separate, the prevailing party on each claim is entitled to an award of fees. Where claims are inextricably intertwined, an award of fees in favor of the prevailing party is appropriate. InSchoenlank v. Schoenlank, the Florida Court of Appeal recently stated: 

Divorce in West Palm Beach - Attorney's Fees

In a divorce proceeding involving a prevailing party provision in a marital settlement agreement, for a party to be the prevailing party the party must prevail on significant issues in the litigation. InSchoenlank v. Schoenlank the Florida Court of Appeal recently stated: "Appellant Scott Schoenlank appeals the portion of the final judgment which denies his motion for attorney's fees under the prevailing party provision of his marital settlement agreement... 

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3801 PGA Boulevard
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

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Wellington Reserve
1035 South State Road 7
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Wellington, Florida 33414

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