Eddie Stephens’ 20th Anniversary of Admittance to Florida Bar

On September 24, 1997 I took the oath of admission to the Florida Bar. The above picture is my Uncle, John Christiansen, swearing me in twenty years ago.  I would like to thank Uncle John, attorney Robert M.W. Shalhoub and Judge John Phillips for mentoring me.  John taught me the basics of every aspect of … Continue reading

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Stephens’ Squibs – August 2017

Alimony: Barlow v. Barlow, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D1784 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2017).  Trial court erred calculating husband’s income when it used the Husband’s 2013 bonus as opposed to amount of 2014 bonus. Dennis v. Dennis, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D1717 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017).  Trial court erred failing to terminate alimony retroactively to date she began receiving pension … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens, William Foman & Cory Strolla Tapped to Chair Leadership Grow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    .\      . Eddie Stephens, William Foman and Cory Strolla have been tapped to co-chair Leadership Palm Beach County’s 2017 - 2018 Grow Program. Leadership Grow enables High School Juniors to understand the critical issues facing Palm Beach County while encouraging them to expand their leadership roles and build a foundation … Continue reading

Sanctions Against Attorney Remanded because Court failed to articulate lodestar method. Affirms issue that no corroborating fee expert required in divorce proceedings.

DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT TROY W. KLEIN, Appellant, v. ALAN D. ROMAN and DEBORAH W. ROMAN, Appellees. Nos. 4D15-4783 and 16-1880 [September 6, 2017] Consolidated appeals from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County; Scott Suskauer, Judge; L.T. Case No. 2008DR001975XXXXMB. Troy W. Klein … Continue reading

Ward Damon raises money for American Heart Association

Life is Why! Join Ward Damon in supporting the American Heart Association! I’m not just walking. I’m Heartwalking. My participation in Heart Walk promotes fun ways to be physically active and make healthier choices every day. Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – July 2017

Agreements: Whissell v. Whissell, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D1533 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017).  Trial Court erred terming certain payments as alimony when parties prenuptial agreement waived alimony. Alimony: Hua v. Tsung, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D1019 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017).  Trial court erred not applying rebuttable presumption in favor of permanent alimony in 17 ½ year marriage.   In almost … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens named as 2017 Recipient of the Alberto Romero Jr. Making a Difference Award

Reported in the Sun Sentinel. Reported in the Palm Beach Post. Eddie E. Stephens, III has been awarded the Alberto Romero Jr. Making a Difference Award by The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. Stephens was recognized for his dedication to the state’s children and families. He was also given the Family Law Section … Continue reading

Local Law Firm Gets Slammed with $16.4 Million Judgment for Negligence and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

This past Friday a Jury Verdict was entered in the amount of $16,400,000 to the Estate of Oliver Wilson Bivins, Sr., and against two West Palm Beach guardianship attorneys. The jury found the local attorneys breached both their professional and fiduciary duties to Oliver Wilson Bivins, Sr., an incapacitated ward of the State of Florida. … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – June 2017

Alimony: David v. David, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D1441 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017).  Trial court erred denying alimony in long term marriage without findings of fact and his imputation of income for Wife was not supported by record. Brown v. Brown, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D1376 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017). Appellate court unable to conduct meaningful review because judgment … Continue reading

Smokefest 2017 – 20th Anniversary

RSVP on our FaceBook Page You are cordially Invited to: SmokeFEST 2017 - 20th Anniversary! Hosted by Ritchie Shaner, Eddie Stephens, Mitch Simmons and Jeff Berlat To Benefit the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation Confirmed details: August 17, 2017 - 8:00pm to closing Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar* (co-owned by Brother Ritchie "D-Day" Shaner) 5535 … Continue reading