Fighting ACE’s in Family Law and Creating a Trauma Informed Profession – *includes 1CLE and 1CFP

August 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER “Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.” – Robert Block, MD, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Sustained toxic stress early in life, without buffering relationships, can significantly alter the brain’s architecture, development, and … Continue reading

Pre-Order Stephens’ Squibs 2022 Physical Book and Preview Foreword written by Leslie Gray Streeter!

I am honored to announce that former Palm Beach Post columnist, Author and friend, Leslie Streeter has written the foreword for my next book! And it's amazing! All of the money raised by this project is donated to the Center for Child Counseling, Inc. to help vulnerable children and create a trauma informed community. If … Continue reading

Should the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Prohibit others from Advertising in their publications?

As our earlier update announces, Stephens' Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE - Season 2 is now open for registration. To our disappointment, we have learned that despite assurances otherwise, the Center for Child Counseling is still banned from advertising in any Family Law Section Publication. We have asked the current Executive Committee for any minutes … Continue reading

12 Monthly CLE’s for only $300

Registration for SEASON TWO of Stephens' Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE is filling up! Every month, you will have access to watch a new CLE on-demand (at your convenience) and we are guaranteeing a min of 15 Marital & Family Board Cert CLE Hours. People who registered for Season 1 received 18 hours of CLE! … Continue reading

Family Law Case Updates – May 2021

CLICK HERE for EARLYBIRD registration for a YEAR of Stephens’ Squibs Monthly CLE Season 2 (beginning September 15, 2021) Editor: Caryn A. Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Alimony: Rabadan v. Rabadan, 46 Fla.L.Weekly D1147 (Fla. 4th DCA 2021). Trial court’s award of alimony is excessive when leaves paying spouse without the means to support himself—absent written findings … Continue reading

Congratulations to Caryn A. Stevens, who was named a 2021 Recipient of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar’s Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLxF3-lP550 Congratulations to CARYN A. STEVENS who was just named a recipient of the 2021 “Family Law Section of The Florida Bar’s Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award”! The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar’s Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award recognizes the work of Section members and affiliates who provide outstanding pro bono … Continue reading

Family Law Case Updates – April 2021

CLICK HERE for EARLYBIRD registration for a YEAR of Stephens' Squibs Monthly CLE Season 2 (beginning September 15, 2021) Editor: Caryn A. Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Alimony: Mercado v. Mercado, 46 Fla.L.Weekly D925 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2021). Trial court erred requiring husband to pay HOA and mortgage as a result of wife’s request for exclusive use … Continue reading

Squib of the Month – April 2021 – Supreme Court Resolves Conflict re: Concrete Steps to Regain Visitation

https://youtu.be/PB0J4G1jjUo Supreme Court of Florida No. SC20-505 C.N., Petitioner, vs. I.G.C. Respondent April 29, 2021 MUÑIZ, J. The issue in this certified conflict case is whether a final judgment that modifies a preexisting parenting plan must give a parent “concrete steps” to restore lost time-sharing and return to the premodification status quo. We hold that … Continue reading

Moderated by Barbara Pariente – Lead the Fight: Statewide Panel and Resource Series

As a leader and advocate, we invite you to join us for the first part of our Lead the Fight statewide panel and resource series.    Designed for  system, business, philanthropic, nonprofit, and civic leaders, this event aims to combat the effects of childhood trauma and adversity on families and communities through education, discourse, action, … Continue reading