Trump has to Tear Down Metaphorical Wall

Federal court finds Trump blocking people on Twitter to be an unconstitutional infringement on right to free speech. Trump has to unblock EVERYONE he has blocked (or ironically tear down his metaphorical wall). See Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University v. Donal Trump Read opinion here!.

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Bounds of Advocacy [Full Text]

BOUNDS OF ADVOCACY Goals for Family Lawyers in Florida Preface The original Bounds of Advocacy was published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in 1991. It was revised in 2002. Also in 2002, a committee was formed by the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar to adapt the Bounds to Florida law … Continue reading

How to Transmutate Anger into Gold

Originally published in Divorce Magazine. ANGER In one form or another we will all experience anger. Anger is an intense emotional response. It is a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. It is the natural emotional response designed to protect us from danger (i.e., a dog growling in response … Continue reading

Bounds of Advocacy [Full Text]

BOUNDS OF ADVOCACY Goals for Family Lawyers in Florida Preface The original Bounds of Advocacy was published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in 1991. It was revised in 2002. Also in 2002, a committee was formed by the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar to adapt the Bounds to Florida law … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – March 2018

Alimony: Hedden v. Hedden, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D598 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018).  Trial court erred ordering a hybrid of permanent and durational alimony with the durational alimony ending when Wife turns 62 and is eligible for social security.  Court erred using husband’s employer’s contributions to husband’s retirement when retirement already divided in equitable distribution. Appeals: Pitchers … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens named recipient of 2018 Leadership Excellence Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eddie Stephens has been named the recipient of the 2018 “Leadership Excellence Award” (Private sector) by Leadership Palm Beach County. The award recognizes exceptional Leadership Palm Beach County alumni who have made significant contributions to improve our community.   Leadership Excellence Awards celebrate those alumni who exemplify the actions behind Leadership Palm Beach … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – February 2018

Agreements: Wells v. Wells, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D346 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2018).  Trial court misinterpreted agreement that required wife to sale house upon child graduating college. Alimony: Millan v. Millan, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D351 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2018).  Trial court erred modifying husband’s alimony retroactively because even though husband got reduction in alimony, wife suffers from a … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens Nominated for a Leadership Excellence Award

Eddie Stephens has been nominated for a Leadership Excellence Award which is given to an individual who is a living example of the vision and mission of Leadership Palm Beach County, and demonstrates the need to connect, collaborate and change. Nominees for the 2018 Leadership Excellence Awards:  Private Sophia Eccleston, External Affairs Manager at FPL … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – January 2018

  Alimony: Khetarpal v. Khetarpal, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D129 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018).  Final judgment remanded for clarification when court found former wife needed $5,200 per month in alimony but only award $3,964.62 per month. Brunsman v. Brunsman, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D31 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017).  Trial court erred ordering non-modifiable durational alimony. Reidy v. Reidy, 4 … Continue reading