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I am involved in a divorce in the state of Florida. During

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I am involved in a divorce in the state of Florida. During the trial I became very ill (heart issues) the Judge allowed me to leave the hearing to seek medical help which I did. My Doctor advised the court in writing of mty issues with my heat(I had a double bi pass surgerypreviously) and said I was not healthy enough to be in court at that time. My attorney petitioned the court for a continuance which the Judge denied. Furthermore without me being present she forced my attorney to profer testimony which he didn't have sufficient information and without my authority. At the end of that hearing the Judge awarded my exwife my home in South Carolina and the balance of 2 corporate checking accounts. etc etc Have my constitutional right to a fair trial been violated? do I have rights to a law suit to overturn this?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
Well, your right to fair and meaningful due process have been compromised for certain. So yes, you had a right to competent counsel and also to present your evidence and the judge denying your continuance for a reasonable period of time would be grounds to file an appeal arguing that the judge abused his discretion. If you are already appealing, this had to be included in your appeal, you cannot have any separate lawsuit or anything else, this had to be included as one of your grounds for appeal as that is where to object to this.

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