PROPERTY DIVISION | Buchanan v. Buchanan
During a pending dissolution action, the trial court issued a temporary support order requiring the husband to pay family and household expenses, and requiring a non-joined limited liability company in which the husband was a partner to pay the wife a weekly “salary.” Husband appealed. The appellate court held that the order requiring husband to pay family and household expenses lacked statutory findings, and the court had no authority distribute assets of non-joined LLC. While the trial court has the authority to distribute a spouse's interest in company stock of a non-joined company in a dissolution of marriage action, it does not have the authority to distribute assets of the non-joined company itself.
(Florida District Court of Appeal, First District, September 13, 2017)