Toy Drive for Immigrant Children

The Center for Child Counseling, a charitable organization that treats traumatized children and is creating a trauma informed community, launched an initiative to send therapists down to offer assistance to the 1,000 displaced immigrants in Miami. In addition, the Palm Beach Community is doing a toy drive for the 1,000 migrants being detained in Miami … Continue reading

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Well this is embarrassing….

If you were nice enough to support Center for Child Counseling, Inc by buying this cool shirt:   we just found out, the company Teespring sent the wrong shirt, and it's shitty.  Literally, shitty.  The shirt I received in the mail today looks like this: We did not order these shirts, had nothing to do with … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens receives Palm Beach County Leadership Excellence Award

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWpe1q508Ks     Eddie's acceptance remarks: In each of us there is a voice. A unique gift that we have to offer. We are all different, and that “gift”, “voice”, “ability to contribute” is different for each of us. For some people, the gift is obvious. For others, it takes some searching, maybe even overcoming … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – April 2018

COMING SOON: APRIL SQUIBS Attorneys’ Fees: Greene v. Greene, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D815 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018).  Trial court erred using “inherent authority to award attorneys’ fees to former husband when former wife’s interpretation of a provision was deemed incorrect and unreasonable.  Inherent authority only applies “the equitable conduct doctrine” when a party has acted with … Continue reading

Bounds of Advocacy [Full Text]

BOUNDS OF ADVOCACY Goals for Family Lawyers in Florida Preface The original Bounds of Advocacy was published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in 1991. It was revised in 2002. Also in 2002, a committee was formed by the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar to adapt the Bounds to Florida law … Continue reading

How to Transmutate Anger into Gold

Originally published in Divorce Magazine. ANGER In one form or another we will all experience anger. Anger is an intense emotional response. It is a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. It is the natural emotional response designed to protect us from danger (i.e., a dog growling in response … Continue reading

Bounds of Advocacy [Full Text]

BOUNDS OF ADVOCACY Goals for Family Lawyers in Florida Preface The original Bounds of Advocacy was published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in 1991. It was revised in 2002. Also in 2002, a committee was formed by the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar to adapt the Bounds to Florida law … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – March 2018

Alimony: Hedden v. Hedden, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D598 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018).  Trial court erred ordering a hybrid of permanent and durational alimony with the durational alimony ending when Wife turns 62 and is eligible for social security.  Court erred using husband’s employer’s contributions to husband’s retirement when retirement already divided in equitable distribution. Appeals: Pitchers … Continue reading