NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING
MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
LOUIS STANLEY ORLOFF,
JOYCE LYNN ORLOFF,
Case No. 2D09-5513
Opinion filed April 8, 2011.
Appeal from the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County; Jack R. St. Arnold, Judge.
Timothy W. Weber and Joseph P. Kenny of
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A. St.
Petersburg, for Appellant.
Michael J. Park of Park, Ossian, Barnaky &
Park, P.A., Clearwater, for Appellee.
CASANUEVA, Chief Judge.
Louis Stanley Orloff appeals the trial court's order finding him in contempt
and awarding a monetary judgment in the amount of $76,249.60 to his former wife,
Joyce Lynn Orloff, for his failure to transfer certain assets that were awarded to her as
equitable distribution. Based upon the pleadings, the record, and the representations of
the parties at oral argument, we reverse the finding of contempt. The facts proven by
Ms. Orloff did not amount to contemptuous conduct. We must also reverse the
monetary judgment because it is based upon the equitable distribution scheme which
we have reversed in the related appeal of the final judgment of dissolution. See Orloff
v. Orloff, 2D09-3059 (Fla. 2d DCA Mar. 30, 2011).
Reversed and remanded.
DAVIS and WALLACE, JJ., Concur.