Florida Supreme Court Rules Daubert Expert Witness Law Unconstitutional

In a 4-3 split, the Florida Supreme Court finally issued its opinion in Delisle v. Crane, which was the “present case or controversy” determining whether the Daubert expert witness testimony standard is unconstitutional as adopted by the Legislature in 2013 and codified in Section 90.702.  In short, the Court determine that the Legislature overstepped its … Continue reading

Family Law Mental Health Summit Accredited for 6.5 hours of advanced CLE. Early bird registration ends 11/1/18.

  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Course No. 1807406N Accredited by The Florida Bar for: 6.5   General CLE Hours 6.5   Marital & Family Board Certification Credits 3.5   Mental Illness Hours 1.5   Ethics Hours 1.0   Substance Abuse Hours Level: Advanced The Center for Child Counseling is pleased to be hosting our inaugural Family Law Mental Health Summit … Continue reading

9th Annual Case Law Update CLE (webinar) this Thursday at Noon

9th Annual Case Law Update 2 hours of Family Board Cert approved CLE (including 0.5 ethics) for only $125 sponsored by Family Law Section of The Florida Bar!!!! To register: https://goo.gl/4bAw5Y Don't miss Florida Bar board-certified marital and family lawyers Eddie Stephens and Ralph White presenting the 9th Annual Case Law Update this Thursday, September 20th, from noon to 2 p.m. … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – August 2018

Alimony: Clausen v. Clausen, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D1913 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018).  Award of alimony remanded as court failed to include wife’s imputed income in determination. Velez v. Montalvo-Velez, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D1831 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2018).  Award of alimony remanded because Court did not provide findings that would allow a meaningful review. Appeals: Salgado v. Suyapa-Jimenez, … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – July 2018

Attorneys’ Fees: D’Anna v. Ackerman, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D1579 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018).  Family division is proper forum to adjudicate attorneys’ charging lien. Mahoney v. Mahoney, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D1555 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018).  Trial court erred awarding attorneys’ fees when no evidence on fees presented. Child Support: M.M. v. J.H., 43 Fla.L.Weekly D1541 (Fla. 2nd DCA … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens Nominated for Volunteer of the Year

Eddie Stephens, along with 24 other individuals, have been nominated to receive Nonprofits First, "Hats Off NonProfit" Volunteer of the Year Award. The winner will be announced on October 2, 2018 at the Hats Off Nonprofit Awards at the Harriet Himmel Theater in City Place, West Palm Beach, Florida.  Tickets can be purchased here. Proceeds raised from … Continue reading

“Peaceful Universe” Fundraiser for Kelsey Cares

  CLICK HERE TO BUY A SHIRT AND SUPPORT KELSEY CARES    CLICK HERE TO BUY TANK TOPS, MUGS OR TOTES           A design I created called "peaceful universe" is being used for a fundraiser where 100% of proceeds will be donated to Kelsey Cares. Lots of t-shirt designs and colors to … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – June 2018

Click Here to Register for Case Law Update CLE Alimony: Castleman v. Bicaldo, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D1256 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018).  Court cannot award durational alimony for a period longer than the marriage. Kurtanovic v. Kurtanovic, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D1194 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018).  Trial Court cannot obligate estate to pay obligor’s alimony after obligor’s death in … Continue reading

9th Annual Florida Family Case Law Update with Eddie Stephens and R.T. White

Join Eddie Stephens, Esquire and Ralph T. White as they provide an update of published Florida family law cases.  Participants will received 2 Marital and Family Law Certification Hours and 1/2 ethics credit and were treated to an an update of published Florida family law since January 1, 2018. This two hour presentation will included a … Continue reading