Eddie Stephens named recipient of 2018 Leadership Excellence Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eddie Stephens has been named the recipient of the 2018 “Leadership Excellence Award” (Private sector) by Leadership Palm Beach County. The award recognizes exceptional Leadership Palm Beach County alumni who have made significant contributions to improve our community.   Leadership Excellence Awards celebrate those alumni who exemplify the actions behind Leadership Palm Beach … Continue reading

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Stephens’ Squibs – February 2018

Agreements: Wells v. Wells, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D346 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2018).  Trial court misinterpreted agreement that required wife to sale house upon child graduating college. Alimony: Millan v. Millan, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D351 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2018).  Trial court erred modifying husband’s alimony retroactively because even though husband got reduction in alimony, wife suffers from a … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens Nominated for a Leadership Excellence Award

Eddie Stephens has been nominated for a Leadership Excellence Award which is given to an individual who is a living example of the vision and mission of Leadership Palm Beach County, and demonstrates the need to connect, collaborate and change. Nominees for the 2018 Leadership Excellence Awards:  Private Sophia Eccleston, External Affairs Manager at FPL … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – January 2018

  Alimony: Khetarpal v. Khetarpal, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D129 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018).  Final judgment remanded for clarification when court found former wife needed $5,200 per month in alimony but only award $3,964.62 per month. Brunsman v. Brunsman, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D31 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017).  Trial court erred ordering non-modifiable durational alimony. Reidy v. Reidy, 4 … Continue reading

The “Eddie & Jacquie Stephens South Atlantic Travel Fund” of Delta Sigma Pi Expands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In 1945, Delta Sigma Pi established a charitable giving foundation which, when consolidated with other opportunities for giving, evolved into today’s Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation.  For more than 70 years, generous gifts from Deltasigs have supported the mission of the Leadership Foundation, which is to financially support educational and charitable programs … Continue reading

Why Collaborative Law Can’t Work for the Litigator

By Eddie Stephens, Esquire For 20 years, I have guided families through the painful and often complicated process of separating married couples when they make the decision to divorce. Our traditional divorce jurisprudence as placed the resolution of these issues in an adversarial system: as a civil lawsuit in Court.  Attorneys are trained to be … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – December 2017

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY COLLABORATIVE LAW DOES NOT WORK FOR LITIGATORS! Attorneys’ Fees: Dennis v. Dennis, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2582 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017).  Order denying fees without explanation remanded to include findings of need and ability to pay. Lisa Marie Macci v. Jaeger, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2575 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017).  Lawyer’s charging lien could … Continue reading

Family Law Software

For the past six years I have been using Family Law Software for all my litigation support needs.  It is quick and user friendly for child support / tax calculations, projections, form creation and has applications for alimony and equitable distribution. Any time I have had an issue, the developers have helped me figure it out.  After … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs 2018 are in! Last chance to get a copy for $30 tax deductible donation!

Just got a delivery of my 2018 Stephens' Squibs book! We will extend our offer to get a free autographed copy sent to you if make a tax deductible donation of at least $30 to the Center for Child Counseling, Inc. by Friday 1/12/18 or you can buy it from Amazon for $40 in a month. To donate … Continue reading