Stephens’ Squibs – March 2021

CARYN A. STEVENS interviewed the stars of the National Touring Production from WICKED The Musical, Talia Suskauer (Elphaba) and Allison Bailey (Glinda) as day chair of Leadership Palm Beach County GROW Arts & Media Day Editor: Caryn A.Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Alimony: Odom v. Odom, 46 Fla.L.Weekly D613 (Fla. 1st DCA 2021). Trial court affirmed for … Continue reading

Center for Child Counseling Announces LEAD THE FIGHT panel discussion moderated by Former SC Chief Justice Barbara Pariente

Every child is filled with tremendous promise – and, as a community, we have a shared obligation to foster their potential. As a system, our policies can help create the safe, stable environments that children need to thrive. Instead, they often channel serious stress into certain communities, undermining child well-being. As a part of our Fighting … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – February 2021

Editor: Caryn A.Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Agreements: Bates v. Bates, 46 Fla.L.Weekly D287 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2021). Prenuptial agreement was not invalid due to duress, but ivalid due to coercion. Lengthy discussion. Judge Sharon J. Hamilton, affirmed. Alimony: Ritacco v. Ritacco, 46 Fla.L.Weekly D241 (Fla. 4th DCA 2021). Trial court affirmed for not imputing income from … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – January 2021

Editor: Caryn A.Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Alimony: Hampson v. Hampson, 46 Fla.L.Weekly D221 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2021). Trial court erred basing alimony on imputed gross income instead of net income. On remand, it should be based on husband’s new income, which was less than imputed income. Judge Michael P. McDaniel, affirmed in part, reversed in part. … Continue reading

Florida Bar’s #ProTipTuesday – “How to Master Your Craft with Swagger”!

In this week’s #ProTipTuesday, Eddie Stephens tells us how to master our craft… with SWAGGER! This tip is definitely speaking the Center’s professionalism love language for Valentine’s week. We LOVE this message. Click here for more information on the Florida Bar's Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism.

Lunsford v. Engle: Grandparent / Jurisdiction issues handled by Stephens & Stevens

Caryn Stevens and Eddie Stephens, Attorneys for the Interested Parties View Original Appellate Opinion that was vacated. ->Download View Interested Parties Appellate Brief ->Download DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDAFOURTH DISTRICTKELLY KAY LUNSFORD,Appellant,v.KARA ENGLE and JAKE PHILLIPS,Appellees.No. 4D19-774[January 20, 2021] Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach … Continue reading

STEPHENS’ SQUIBS 2021 [Physical Book] – ONLY 2 WAYS TO GET IT! Stephens’ Squibs is a physical book that contains every squib Eddie has written categorized by subject. This is not the “Annual” which is a PDF and only has the 2020 cases. All of the information is available for free on this website. There are only two ways to obtain a copy of the 2021 Edition of … Continue reading

4th DCA Enforces New Font Rule Times New Roman is no longer an accepted font for APPELLATE pleadings! Effective January 1, 2021 at 12:03 a.m., the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure have been modified to require, among other things, that computer-generated documents be filed in either Arial 14-point font or Bookman Old Style 14-point font.  In addition, the page limits … Continue reading