Ferguson v. Ferguson, No. 3D10‑479 (Florida District Court of Appeal, Third District, February 2, 2011): Order in divorce proceeding denying husband’s motion to disqualify wife’s attorney did not affect a substantial right, and marital residence and requiring former husband to pay equalization payment and then to refinance mortgage or list residence for sale if refinancing did not occur, even though value of residence decreased shortly after agreement was executed; decrease in value occurred during one of the periodic downward adjustments in real estate market, and economic downturns and other market shifts did not truly constitute unanticipated circumstances in a market‑based economy.
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