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Theodore Rechel’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Gaines v. Sayne

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jul 13, 2000
    Outcome:
    Supreme Court agreed with Mr. Rechel's position and clarified Florida law as to when a final judgment is final, adopting Rechel's view of the law. My client's daughter inherited wife's estate.
    Description:
    Supreme Court of Florida. Mr. Rechel represented the wife. Wife died after entry of final judgment but before disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing. Husband argued that marriage ended with wife's death. Husband lost at trial, appealed to the District Court of Appeal. District Court affirmed, but certified conflict with other district courts of appeal. Supreme Court affirmed. See http://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-supreme-court/1489615.html
  • Hollister v. Hollister

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Outcome:
    Second District Court of Appeal agreed with most of Mr. Rechel's positions, imposed a constructive trust on Husband's stock options, reversed the amount of income imputed to Wife, distributed the Husband's bonus,and ordered new trial.
    Description:
    Wife appealed trial court's ruling as to equitable distribution, value of stock option, amount of alimony awarded and other issues. See http://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-district-court-of-appeal/1399670.html
  • Cole v. Cole

    Practice Area:
    Child Support
    Date:
    Aug 15, 2001
    Outcome:
    Second District Court of Appeal agreed with Rechel and reversed the trial court's improper calculation of child support in rotating custody cases.
    Description:
    At trial, court awarded Husband represented by Mr. Rechel rotating custody but miscalculated child support.
  • Gearhart v. Gearhart

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    May 16, 2007
    Outcome:
    Affirmed, Second District Court of Appeal agreed with Rechel and upheld trial court's decision.
    Description:
    At trial, Former Husband represented by Mr. Rechel defeated Former Wife's request for relocation. Former Wife appealed, and challenged constitutionality of Florida's relocation statute.
  • Bell v. Bruder

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Outcome:
    Second District Court agreed with trial court and Rechel and affirmed.
    Description:
    At trial, the father challeneged Florida's jurisdiction to proceed on child custody matter. Mr. Rechel, representing the Mother, convinced trial court that Florida had jurisdiction to proceed and domesticate out-of-state judgment. Father appealed.