After a final order of dissolution of marriage commanded him to pay child support and his wife’s attorneys’ fees, a former husband found himself jailed for contempt of court after failing to make payments.  The family court judge found the ex-husband had the ability to pay, but the Florida appellate court reversed orders finding him in contempt, holding that the temporary “bailouts” from his friends and family did not support the finding that he could pay but chose not to.

The case was Pace v. Pace, and the Florida appellate opinion can be found here.