University of Miami Law Review


In this casenote, the author examines the recent decision of Canakaris v. Canakaris, in which the Supreme Court of Florida addressed three issues that ordinarily arise in a case of dissolution of marriage: the proper scope of appellate review, the award of attorney's fees, and the relation of the special equities doctrine to lump sum alimony. The author finds the decision consistent with prior case law, but concludes that unpredictability may yet surround the equitable distribution of marital property by lump sum award.