Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fourth District Court Reverses Fee Award

The Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its opinion today in Phillips v. Ford f/k/a Phillips, in so doing reversing the lower Court’s award of fees and costs to the Former Wife on the basis that, while a finding was made as to the Former Husband’s superior ability to pay, no finding was made as to the Former Wife’s need, or her financial position.  The Fourth District reversed, citing Baime v. Baime, 850 So.2d 606 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003) as analogous, in that in both cases the Court was required by statute to consider the financial resources available to both parties.

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