Ex-Wife Looks to “Claw Back” Assets Hidden by Ex-Husband

Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal recently heard the appeal of an ex-wife (“Susan”) concerning the division of marital property with her ex-husband (“Jared”). As part of her petition for the dissolution of her marriage, she joined additional parties, including her stepson (“Isaac”) and various corporations that her ex-husband formed during the marriage. In her… Read more

Florida Court Reviews Judge’s Order to Split up Siblings Between Parents

Florida law doesn’t favor separating siblings from each other—sending some children to live with the mother and one or more to live with the father—whenever possible the family unit shouldn’t be further fractured by divorce. Typically, courts shouldn’t deprive brother and sisters from growing up together with some common denominator of discipline and the advantages… Read more

Can You Prove Under-the-Table Cash Income for Alimony and Child Support?

A former husband and wife both challenged a final judgment dissolving their 17-year marriage recently in Florida. During the marriage, the Husband operated several marine-related businesses. His wife was a stay-at-home mom. They enjoyed a comfortable middle-class lifestyle throughout the marriage. From the start of the dissolution proceedings, the Husband was “less than cooperative” in… Read more