“Invincible”

Originally published in the Family Law Section's Commentator, Fall 2019 “Invincible” by Eddie Stephens, Esquire While most disputes are, and should be, resolved without resorting to litigation, there are always those cases that involve high conflict, extreme wealth or poor decision-making that end up before a Judge. I cannot think of a worse way to … Continue reading

10th Annual Family Law Case Law Update this THURSDAY!

For the 10th year running, Florida Bar board certified Marital & Family Law experts Eddie Stephens, Esq., and Ralph T. White, Esq., will provide an update of published Florida family law appellate opinions since January 1, 2019.  This two-hour, lunchtime presentation will include an insightful and engaging (what we mean by that is HILARIOUS) discussion of recent case … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens honored by Families First of Palm Beach County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONGRATS to Ward Damon’s EDDIE STEPHENS! Recently Eddie was honored by Families First of Palm Beach County with the Harriet Goldstein Award. Each year this award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the most-challenged children and families in Palm Beach County. We can't think of anyone more deserving … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – September 2019

Edited by Caryn Stevens, Esquire.  Thanks to John Albert, Esquire for additional assistance! Appeals: Johnston v. Johnston, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D2203 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019). Judgment that awards entitlement, but not amount of attorney’s fees, is not ripe for appeal. Attorney Fees: Quigley v. Culbertson, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D2341 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019). Default fee provision in … Continue reading

We are $300 way from raising $10,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by 9am this morning!

We have been raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  My paralegal Angela lost her son three years ago.  Initially, our goal was $2,500.  Through Angela's inspiration... we have raised $9,700 as of 5:45.  We have 3 hours and 15 minutes to go... Will you help? CLICK HERE to Donate via FACEBOOK CLICK … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – August 2019

Squibs edited by Caryn Stevens, Esquire. Alimony: Cooper v. Cooper, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1988 (Fla. 2D DCA 2019). Award of alimony reversed when it appears it was based on husband’s gross income as opposed to net. Appeals: Diogo v. Diogo, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D2135 (Fla. 3D DCA 2019). Without transcript available, appellate court cannot meaningfully review findings … Continue reading

Families First Palm Beach County – Children’s Day Award Luncheon

I have the privilege of being honored as the 2019 Harriet Goldstein Awardee by Families First Palm Beach County. Please consider joining us October 4th at the 13th Children's Day Award Luncheon. Please consider supporting this worthy cause. Click here for more information. Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of serving children and families … Continue reading

National Suicide Prevention Week is NEXT WEEK!

National Suicide Prevention Week (Sun, Sep 8, 2019 – Sat, Sep 14, 2019) is an annual week-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=83&v=WFVVwLERoX4   On September 28th I am walking as part of Erik's Entourage during the American Foundation for … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – July 2019

Edited by Caryn Stevens Agreements: Springer v. Springer, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1855 (Fla. 2D DCA 2019). Co-parenting agreement between bio parent and non-parent unenforceable in Florida. Ziegler v. Natera, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1770 (Fla. 3D DCA 2019). Trial court affirmed for setting aside prenuptial agreement when husband promised to provide financial disclosure, never did, and demanded his … Continue reading