A Review of Recent Appellate Opinions
Reidy v. Reidy
43 Fla. L Weekly D2654a
Fourth DCA; November 28, 2018
An attorney represented the wife in a dissolution action. A final judgment was entered, and an appeal was filed. While the case was pending on appeal, the wife’s attorney was replaced. Her former attorney then filed a notice of intention to impose and enforce a charging lien for his services. Subsequently, the court adjudicated the lien. Did the court err in adjudicating the lien?
The answer is :
Yes. The trial court lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate the charging lien because it was filed after the final judgment had been entered.
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