I wrote a post about an important Florida appellate decision the restricted a creditor’s ability to go after a debtor’s assets situated anywhere outside Florida. The decision concluded that a creditor could not hold a Florida debtor in contempt of court for his failure to retrieve money and stock held outside the state. The creditors filed motions for rehearing, rehearing en banc (before all the judges in that appellate district) and for certification to the Florida Supreme Court. The court denied all the motions on May 5, 2014. . This case is now the law in Florida.
Florida courts do not have jurisdiction to force Florida debtors to return assets the debtor has deposited or placed outside the state.
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