Center for Child Counseling Honors Dori Foster-Morales & Laura Davis Smith

Center for Child Counseling Honors 2 Legal Professionals Dori Foster-Morales has been selected as Center for Child Counseling’s 2020 Recipient of the “Judge Ron Alvarez Resiliency Award”.  Judge Alvarez was a pioneer for creating a trauma informed judiciary before we even knew the lasting impact of toxic stress in children and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences … Continue reading

Vote for our Lawyer Joke!

UPDATE: WE WON! tephens' Squibs submitted a Lawyer Joke to the Saddleback Leather Lawyer Joke Contest. The winner gets a brand new briefcase designed for lawyers. Eddie's joke is currently in 2nd place: To vote, go to the site, and touch the ^-- heart by Eddie's Joke. No need to leave an email address! Eddie … Continue reading

Join Stephens’ Squibs in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Click here to donate through Facebook Fundraisers Click here to donate through secure AFSP Website (Credit Card / Paypal) On November 14, 2020 I will be participating as part of Erik’s Entourage during the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention "Out of the Darkness Palm Beach County Experience". Why am I supporting this cause? I am trying to raise … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – August 2020

Editor: Caryn A.Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Alimony: Ortiz v. Ortiz, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D1929 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2020). A judgment that does not include the reasoning behind an award of alimony, and failure to make these findings is reversible error. Judge David Young affirmed in part, reversed in part. Harkness v. Harkness, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D1823 … Continue reading

The Importance of Authenticating Text Messages

Now Available: Stephens' Squibs Family Law CLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICcBhG_h29M Click here for more information! NOTICE: THIS OPINION HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION IN THE PERMANENT LAW REPORTS. UNTIL RELEASED, IT IS SUBJECT TO REVISION OR WITHDRAWAL. District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District. KENDRIA WALKER, Appellant, v. TAYLA HARLEY-ANDERSON, Appellee. No. 4D19-2216 [September 9, … Continue reading

3rd DCA Decides Florida has Jurisdiction over Divorce even though International Tennis Star was SERVED with Spanish Action First

NOTICE: THIS OPINION HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION IN THE PERMANENT LAW REPORTS. UNTIL RELEASED, IT IS SUBJECT TO REVISION OR WITHDRAWAL. District Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District. Aranzazu SANCHEZ VICARIO, Appellant, v. Jose SANTACANA BLANCH, Appellee. No. 3D19-1044 Opinion filed August 19, 2020 An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade … Continue reading

Attorney v. Attorney Stalking Injunction Reversed, Attorney Disbarred

Now Available: Stephens' Squibs Family Law CLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICcBhG_h29M Click here for more information! Case Squib: Krapacs v. Bacchus, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D1913 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020). Stalking injunction was entered in favor of attorney Nisha Bacchus, who is an attorney for the Appellant/Respondent, Ashley Krapacs's former boyfriend against Ashley Krapac. Krapacs' actions of posting memes to … Continue reading

Palm Beach (15th Judicial Circuit) Upcoming Judicial Rotations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 31, 2020 Effective September 8 (Monday, September 7 is a court holiday), Judge Laura Laurie will preside over Family Division FY and Probate Division IX, in South County. Effective September 8, Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer will assist in various Circuit divisions in the Main Courthouse, as determined by the Chief Judge.  On … Continue reading

NFL Player, FRANK GORE’s, interesting Paternity Modification Appeal

Franklin D. GORE, Appellant, v. Shasta Denise SMITH, Appellee. No. 3D19-1947 Opinion filed July 29, 2020. An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Marcia del Rey, Judge, Lower Tribunal No. 06-3500. Attorneys and Law Firms Swickle & Associates, PLLC, and Adam B. Swickle (Fort Lauderdale), for appellant. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, and Elizabeth … Continue reading