September 1, 2022 - West Palm Beach, Fla. - Eddie Stephens and Caryn A. Stevens, founding partners at Stephens & Stevens PLLC, were recently recognized as 2022 "Top Lawyers" by Palm Beach Illustrated. Stephens & Stevens focus on high-conflict, high-asset divorce cases helping clients with domestic legal issues such as property division, business valuation, child... Continue Reading →

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Family Law Case Updates – August 2022

Appeals: Brown v. Norwood, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1666 (Fla. 5th DCA 2022). Mathematical errors on the face of the judgment may be corrected in appeal even without a transcript. Judge Tanya Davis Wilson, reversed. Holt v. Crowley, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1614 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2022). Appeal seeking to challenge reservation of jurisdiction to award fees was premature... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – July 2022

Appeals: Cummings v. Cummings, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1473 (Fla. 5th DCA 2022). Appellate court lacks jurisdiction to review judgment that awards entitlement to fees, but not amount. Judge R. Gregg Jerald, affirmed in part and dismissed in part. Birnbaum v. Mortman, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1395 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022). Appellate court cannot determine if trial court erred... Continue Reading →

Marital & Family Law Attorneys STEPHENS & STEVENS Honored with 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘BEST LAW FIRMS’

August 18, 2022 - West Palm Beach, Fla. -Eddie Stephens and Caryn A. Stevens of Stephens & Stevens PLLC were recently honored with 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm received the prestigious recognition based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, the Law Firm... Continue Reading →

Grey Rock Communication and the Narcissist

by Eddie Stephens Originally published in Divorce Magazine. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) defines Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) as an affliction characterized by grandiosity, a need for excessive admiration, and a lack of empathy; and manipulative, self-centered, or demanding behavior. Someone with NPD can cause significant... Continue Reading →

New Programming: Board Cert Tips 2023 & 3rd Season of S&S Family Law Monthly CLE

Taking the 2023 Marital & Family Board Certification Exam? Would you like to hear test taking tips and study approaches from ALL SIX attorneys who passed the 2022 Board Cert Test? We got you covered! Brought to you by the Center for Child Counseling, Inc. and Stephens & Stevens, PLLC. Eddie interviewed; Stephen D. Gregg, Krista... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – June 2022

Alimony: Adams v. Adams, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1259 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2022). Normally, undistributed pass-through income is not included for purposes of determining alimony. If disputed, the party who receives pass-through income has the burden to demonstrate income was properly retained for corporate purposes, and not just impermissibly retained to avoid alimony. Judge Dana Y. Moore,... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – May 2022

Agreements: Moquin v. Bergeron, 47 Fla. L. Weekly D1065 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022).  Because parties stipulated to the Family Articles of the civil code of Quebec, Wife not entitled to equitable distribution of marital assets.  Conditional award of lump sum alimony and attorneys’ fees affirmed.  Judge Scott Suskauer affirmed in part, reversed in part. Alimony:... Continue Reading →

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