The “Eddie & Jacquie Stephens South Atlantic Travel Fund” of Delta Sigma Pi Expands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In 1945, Delta Sigma Pi established a charitable giving foundation which, when consolidated with other opportunities for giving, evolved into today’s Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation.  For more than 70 years, generous gifts from Deltasigs have supported the mission of the Leadership Foundation, which is to financially support educational and charitable programs … Continue reading

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Why Collaborative Law Can’t Work for the Litigator

By Eddie Stephens, Esquire For 20 years, I have guided families through the painful and often complicated process of separating married couples when they make the decision to divorce. Our traditional divorce jurisprudence as placed the resolution of these issues in an adversarial system: as a civil lawsuit in Court.  Attorneys are trained to be … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – December 2017

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY COLLABORATIVE LAW DOES NOT WORK FOR LITIGATORS! Attorneys’ Fees: Dennis v. Dennis, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2582 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017).  Order denying fees without explanation remanded to include findings of need and ability to pay. Lisa Marie Macci v. Jaeger, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2575 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017).  Lawyer’s charging lien could … Continue reading

Family Law Software

For the past six years I have been using Family Law Software for all my litigation support needs.  It is quick and user friendly for child support / tax calculations, projections, form creation and has applications for alimony and equitable distribution. Any time I have had an issue, the developers have helped me figure it out.  After … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs 2018 are in! Last chance to get a copy for $30 tax deductible donation!

Just got a delivery of my 2018 Stephens' Squibs book! We will extend our offer to get a free autographed copy sent to you if make a tax deductible donation of at least $30 to the Center for Child Counseling, Inc. by Friday 1/12/18 or you can buy it from Amazon for $40 in a month. To donate … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – November 2017

Alimony: Brady v. Brady, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2412 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017).  Trial court erred by basing alimony on parties gross income.  Remanded for Trial court to determine parties’ net incomes and after that, make a finding of need and ability to pay. Dowling v. Dowling, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2376 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017).  Court erred failing … Continue reading

2017 Florida Bar Disciplinary Actions

Summary of all disciplinary actions ranked in order of severity of sanction: Permanently disbarred, effective 30 days from a March 14 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1985) Attorney was previously removed from the bench in the 17th Circuit, for her actions as an attorney prior to being elected a judge. She violated numerous Bar rules, including … Continue reading

2018 Squibs Book available for Preorder for $30 Donation

This year, all proceeds of the Squib Book are being donated to the Center for Child Counseling, Inc. As a holiday special, we will send you an autographed (by author Eddie Stephens, foreword contributor William Foman, Esquire and CEO of Center for Child Counseling Renée E. Layman) for a $30 tax deductible contribution to the CfCC … Continue reading

Broward County’s New “Status Quo” Admin order

Broward County just published a new administrative orders on maintaining the status quo and we think it's awesome!   IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA Administrative Order No. 2017-77-UFC ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ADOPTING AND AUTHORIZING THE USE OF A STATUS QUO TEMPORARY ORDER IN DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens to present “Living an Extraordinary Life: Lessons from our Heroes” at Historic Kelsey Theater on 3/30/18

Eddie Stephens to give motivational speech at Kelsey Theater on March 30, 2018   March 30, 2018 – 8:00pm The Kelsey Theater – Lake Park, FL 6:30pm VIP Reception with A.J. Brockman BUY TICKETS HERE Eddie Stephens is a storyteller, astute observer, and solver of problems. During the day, Eddie is an Equity Partner at … Continue reading