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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Case Law Development: Contempt in Enforcing Lump Sum Alimony

The Florida Court of Appeals has held that, although contempt is not available in Florida to enforce equitable distribution, it is available in case of nonpayment of alimony.  The court upheld its use in this case where husband failed to pay lump sum alimony which had been ordered after husband failed to comply with the court's order that he pay wife a share of the proceeds of sale of equitably distributed property.

Bongiorno v. Yule, 2006 Fla. App. LEXIS 1970 (February 17, 2006)
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