Eddie Stephens Participates in the Lord’s Place SLEEPOUT to Raise Awareness for Homelessness

If you enjoy this blog, please consider supporting this awesome charity! CLICK HERE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION On March 31st I will be participating in the Lord's Place SLEEPOUT to raise awareness, funds, and help end homelessness! The Lord’s Place transforms lives by providing solutions that that break the cycle of homelessness for the most... Continue Reading →

Thomas R. Baker III joins the Stephens & Stevens Family Law Firm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2023 - West Palm Beach, Fla. – Stephens & Stevens PLLC proudly announce the hiring of their new family law attorney, Thomas R. Baker III, to their firm. Baker recently served 16 years as a General Magistrate for the 15th Judicial Circuit where he presided over thousands of evidentiary hearings... Continue Reading →

“Invincible”

Originally published in the Family Law Section's Commentator, Fall 2019 “Invincible” [Note: The author intentionally places quotation marks around the title to communicate that the author does not agree with the use of the term.] by Eddie Stephens, Esquire While most disputes are, and should be, resolved without resorting to litigation, there are always those... Continue Reading →

Example of Invalidating Prenuptial Agreement

Happy New Year! Caryn and I recently invalidated a prenuptial agreement. While this litigation seemed common 20 years ago, these issues do not present as often as they used to. If interested.... for you reading pleasure.... here is the order issued yesterday invalidating a prenuptial agreement based upon the "indirect method". Enjoy! O-Invalidating Prenup 1.11.23_RedactedDownload

Happy New Year Present: Stephens’ Squibs 2022 Annual Digital Version plus More

Happy New Year! Below you can download our digital 2022 Squib Annual. All the Florida Family Law Appellate opinions summarized! We hope you have an incredible year!!!!!! (To download, click the download button below). stephens-squibs-22-annualDownload Our blog had it's best year in 2022: Thanks for being part of it! 🙂 -eddie

Florida Bar’s 2022 Disciplinary Actions Ranked in Order of Severity

Ever since I was chair of a Florida Bar grievance committee, I have taken the time at the end of the year and take ALL of the Florida Bar's Disciplinary Actions, and organize them in order of severity. By looking at data in this manner, patterns easily appear. It takes a little time to sort... Continue Reading →

Did the First DCA Eliminate Retroactive Alimony?

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALSTATE OF FLORIDA No. 1D20-2444 TOMMY WAYNE GUIMBELLOT,Appellant,v.PATRICIA LYNN GUIMBELLOT,Appellee. On appeal from the Circuit Court for Santa Rosa County. John F. Simon, Jr., Judge. December 22, 2022 B.L. THOMAS, J. In this dissolution appeal, the former husband seeks review of the trial court’s equitable distribution and awards of permanent periodic... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – December 2022

ICYMI: Click here to buy Eddie's PHYSICAL Squib Book (2023 Edition). Click here to buy Eddie's KINDLE Squib Book (2023 Edition). Click here to subscribe to Stephens & Stevens Annual CLE Series Click Here to register for Tips on How to Pass Board Cert (No CLE Credits Offered). Note: For those paying attention, "Squib" is... Continue Reading →

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