In re Marriage of Hofer, the court dismissed the husband’s appeal for not complying with three trial court orders to disclose his financial circumstances.
By Laura Morgan, Family Law Consultant
Under appellate disentitlement doctrine, husband’s refusal to comply with three trial court orders to disclose his financial circumstances in dissolution proceeding required dismissal of appeal challenging the sufficiency of the evidence of his financial circumstances to support an order for him to pay wife’s attorney fees based on the parties’ income and needs.
Laura Morgan is a Family Law Consultant. Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website. www.famlawconsult.com