September 1, 2022 - West Palm Beach, Fla. - Eddie Stephens and Caryn A. Stevens, founding partners at Stephens & Stevens PLLC, were recently recognized as 2022 "Top Lawyers" by Palm Beach Illustrated. Stephens & Stevens focus on high-conflict, high-asset divorce cases helping clients with domestic legal issues such as property division, business valuation, child... Continue Reading →

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Example of Complex Hi-Conflict Divorce Litigation

Happy almost Thanksgiving. I have been a divorce attorney for 25 years and Board Certified since 2004. I have seen a lot. Yesterday the Court issued a final judgment on one of the most complex cases I have ever litigated. It involved fraudulent transfers, constructive trusts, bankruptcy, multiple third party defendants, a half million lump... Continue Reading →

Firm Administrator, JACQUIE STEPHENS, Chosen as Palm Beach Post’s Next StoryTeller

Read full article by Katherine Kokal originally published in Palm Beach Post, click here. To buy tickets, click here. An 8-year-old in the 1970s who remembers getting Pong, his very first video game. A girl in Brooklyn whose favorite Christmas memory comes from the year she worked as a handyman with her dad. A Thanksgiving... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – September 2022

Appeals: Edwards v. Alphonse, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1804 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022). When there are issues of fact the appellant asks the reviewing court to draw conclusions about the evidence, without a trial transcript the appellate court could not properly resolve underlying factual issues without knowing the factual context, nor can the appellate court reasonably conclude... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – August 2022

Appeals: Brown v. Norwood, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1666 (Fla. 5th DCA 2022). Mathematical errors on the face of the judgment may be corrected in appeal even without a transcript. Judge Tanya Davis Wilson, reversed. Holt v. Crowley, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1614 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2022). Appeal seeking to challenge reservation of jurisdiction to award fees was premature... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – July 2022

Appeals: Cummings v. Cummings, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1473 (Fla. 5th DCA 2022). Appellate court lacks jurisdiction to review judgment that awards entitlement to fees, but not amount. Judge R. Gregg Jerald, affirmed in part and dismissed in part. Birnbaum v. Mortman, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D1395 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022). Appellate court cannot determine if trial court erred... Continue Reading →

Marital & Family Law Attorneys STEPHENS & STEVENS Honored with 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘BEST LAW FIRMS’

August 18, 2022 - West Palm Beach, Fla. -Eddie Stephens and Caryn A. Stevens of Stephens & Stevens PLLC were recently honored with 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm received the prestigious recognition based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, the Law Firm... Continue Reading →

Grey Rock Communication and the Narcissist

by Eddie Stephens Originally published in Divorce Magazine. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) defines Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) as an affliction characterized by grandiosity, a need for excessive admiration, and a lack of empathy; and manipulative, self-centered, or demanding behavior. Someone with NPD can cause significant... Continue Reading →

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