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

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. https://youtu.be/HXqLUb4lAZU

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

4th DCA Enforces New Font Rule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUCesYX2wa4 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

Involuntary Commitment to Treatment is an Effective Tool by Joe Considine, Esq.

Written by Joe Considine, Esquire Originally published in THE SOBER WORLD. “After a one year drop in 2018, U.S. opioid overdose deaths increased again in 2019, topping 50,000 for the first time according to the CDC.” (Associated Press 10-22-2020) There were 82,000 alcohol related deaths in 2018; they have never been higher. Overdose rates have … Continue reading