Case Conclusion Date: February 3, 2010
Practice Area: Family
Outcome: Lower Court judgment for client affirmed by Appelate Court
Description: Ex-wife filed a motion to enforce the marital settlement agreement (MSA) provisions. The Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, Amy L. Smith, J., denied motion, and ex-wife appealed. Holding: The District Court of Appeal, Farmer, J., held that parol evidence about the intent of parties regarding the time for payment of funds to ex-wife for equitable distribution purposes, pursuant to MSA, was admissible because MSA failed to specify a time for payment and, thus, was ambiguous as to the intent of the parties in that regard. Affirmed.