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

2 Hours of FREE CLE!

To entice you to register for our 2nd Season of Monthly CLE's, which will be a minimum of 15 CLE hours, for the early-bird price of $250, we humbly share April's Edition of STEPHENS' SQUIBS MONTLY FAMILY LAW CLE for Free! https://youtu.be/TlST9Q2zrz4 Click here to download written materials from course.Download Monthly Florida Family Law CLE … Continue reading

Family Law Case Updates – 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

Family Law Case Updates – 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

Family Law Case Updates – 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