The appeals court for north Florida reversed an order finding an ex-husband in contempt of court for failing to comply with the terms of his property settlement agreement.  While a family court judge generally has the authority to use its contempt power to enforce orders, that power does not extend to property settlements that equitably.. read more →

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.. read more →