According to the Supreme Court of Florida’s Oral Argument Press Summary of last week, in the case of Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch, the following matter will be heard:
Before they wed, Dianne and Harry Hahamovitch signed a premarital agreement; when they divorced, they disagreed as to the meaning of the agreement. The trial court agreed with the former husband; the Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court but certified a question of great public importance for this Court’s review concerning the scope of agreements such as the one signed by the Hahamovitches.
Oral arguments are set to begin at 9:10am and can be viewed at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel/live.php.
As promised, the firm of Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A, is providing an update of Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch, Case No. 4D11-3369 (FL Dist. 4 Ct. App., Jan. 8, 2014) pending before the Florida Supreme Court. As discussed in our prior blog, this case involves the validity and interpretation of a Prenuptial Agreement, and the issue of waiver of appreciation of a spouse’s non-marital and/or pre-marital assets. (more…)
In the case of Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch, Case No. 4D11-3369 (FL Dist. 4 Ct. App., Jan. 8, 2014) the Fourth District Court of Appeal requested that a controversial issue concerning the specific interpretation of Florida prenuptial agreements should be brought before and decided by the Florida Supreme Court. The specific and technical issue relates to a spouse’s right to claim an interest in the marital appreciation and growth of the other spouse’s assets, in light of certain waivers and language as contained in the Prenuptial Agreement previously executed by the parties. This case was eventually adjudicated by the 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, with Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A. representing the Wife. (more…)