Please feel free to click on the videos below to see board certified family law attorney Carmen R. Gillett in court.
The video below is a clip from the oral argument at the Second District Court of Appeal on September 9, 2008 in the case of Braswell v. Braswell, 4 So.3d 4 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009). The main issue on appeal: whether or not an attorney’s testimony without the tendering of documentary fee records into evidence creates an appropriate basis for an award of attorney fees. The appellate court ultimately ruled that it did not. See link (actual case link).
Below is a clip from an oral argument at the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland in February of 2012. The main issue on appeal: Whether the Judge denied the Colonel his due process rights in failing to allow him to present evidence at the UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction Enforcement Act) hearing to determine whether the proper forum for the dissolution and custody proceeding was appropriate in New York or Florida. The trial court judge made the decision without taking evidence and without making any evidentiary findings, and the Florida case was dismissed. The Second District Court of Appeal ruled that the failure to allow the Colonel to present evidence regarding his assertion of proper jurisdiction in Florida denied him his due process. The case was reversed and ultimately the dissolution proceeding occurred in Florida.