Carol L. AGLIANO, Appellant,
John B. AGLIANO, Appellee.
Glenn E. Brown of Glenn E. Brown, P.A., Tampa, for appellant.
J. Ronald Wigginton, Tampa, for appellee.
Carol Agliano has sought our review of an order dismissing her petition for modification of a final judgment of dissolution. We have reviewed the parties' marital settlement agreement, incorporated in the final judgment, as well as Carol's petition. Although we sympathize with her in her current difficulties, we have no choice but to affirm the trial court.
On August 13, 1986, John Agliano filed a petition to divorce Carol Agliano, his wife. The marriage, which lasted twenty seven years, produced three children. The youngest child resides primarily with Carol and is the Agliano's only remaining minor. Carol and John share parental responsibility for his care.
After the petition was filed, the Aglianos negotiated and executed a marital settlement agreement, mutually pledging to be bound by its terms. Each had the advice of counsel when negotiating the agreement and entered into it freely and voluntarily. The agreement contemplated division of the marital property, custody of the minor child, alimony to Carol, and child support. Carol was provided with rehabilitative alimony of $1000.00 per month for ten years, that amount thereafter decreasing to $500.00 per month for five years. Carol further received $1500.00 per year in lump-sum alimony for four years, the marital home and the ...