Florida Family Case Law Update: Week Of February 14, 2020


Muszynski v. Muszynski: 5th DCA, February 14, 2020:

Order of trial court warned about future actions against former Husband if he continued to be in breach (including incarceration) it was not a final order and therefore not properly appealable.

Concurring opinion.  While it is generally true that a trial court is precluded from enforcing equitable distribution payment obligations via contempt, there is an exception under Fla. Fam. L. R. O. 12.570(c)(2) where a party is required to perform an act (such as signing a note and mortgage to secure equitable distribution obligations and failing to satisfy life insurance obligations).

Posted by Roy Smith on Feb 14th 2020