Stephens’ Squibs – April 2019

Appeals: Browner v. Browner, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1020 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019). Appellate Court did not have jurisdiction to review non-final order that reserved jurisdiction over child support and equitable distribution, which then rendered that order as non-final, even if some issues are resolved in order. Attorneys’ Fees: Dood v. Dood, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D969 (Fla. 2d … Continue reading

Ending the Mental Health Stigma

Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. When someone breaks their arm, we take them to the doctor and mend it.  However, when someone suffers from mental illness, they often go untreated. That is because there is a stigma in our society that prevents people from getting proper treatment. We can end … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – March 2019

Alimony: Gilliland v. Gilliland, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D720 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019). When dissolution judgment gives no guidance as to why permanent periodic alimony is inappropriate in a long-term marriage and why durational alimony is awarded, reversal is proper. Frerking v. Stacy, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D717 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019). Trial court erred in awarding wife of … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – February 2019

Alimony: Lizzmore v. Lizzmore, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D366 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019). Trial Court reversed for awarding more than $1,000.00 a month in alimony when pleadings only requested $1,000.00 per month. Alvarez-Reyes v. Fernandez-Gil, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D387 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019). Trial Court’s imputation of income to husband and award of permanent alimony to wife affirmed. … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – January 2019

Alimony: Griffitts v. Griffitts, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D234 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019). Trial Court erred awarding three years of durational alimony, instead of permanent alimony, in long term marriage. Fox v. Fox, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D27 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018). Fourth DCA recedes from Farghali, and holds motion for rehearing is not necessary to preserve prior error when … Continue reading

Humorous Attorney Shirt – 100% Proceeds Donated to Charity

Who says attorneys don't have a sense of humor? ORDER YOUR SHIRT HERE Every year we make our humorous attorney shirt and donate 100% of the proceeds to charity. On the back is a special sacred geometry shape meant to allow the wearer to harness the energies of the universe! This year we are donating … Continue reading

I landed (and we raised a bunch of money for the Lord’s Place!)  . TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE LORD'S PLACE TO HELP END HOMELESSNESS CLICK HERE! I landed! So thankful for everyone who donated to The Lord's Place! I raised over $3,000 (and counting_ and Ward Damon PL raised over $5,000. So thank you to everyone who contributed: Jacquie Stephens Carol J. Solomon Jeff Pheterson Denise Holland Bleau Heather Wunderlich … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – December 2018

*Edited by Caryn Stevens, Esquuire. Agreements: Walsh v. Walsh, 43 FL.L.Weekly D2779 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018). Trial Court erred in interpreting the definition in parties’ agreement that alimony is based on Husband’s periodic income, to mean it excluded incentive-based bonus payments. Further, Court erred denying attorney’s fees based on fact that Husband did not violate … Continue reading

This Saturday, I am being thrown off a perfectly fine 9 story building… for charity!

The #TeamWardDamonRappelTeam did not exist three weeks ago.  Since that time we have helped raise $3,750 for The Lord's Place to end homelessness in Palm Beach County. In less than three weeks, #TeamWardDamon has risen to the 2nd place fundraising team. In fact, we are less than $500 away from be the #1 fundraising team … Continue reading

Eddie Rappelling 9 Stories for the Lord’s Place and Signed Stephens’ Squibs Books

Update on 2 projects coming to a head: We have a few more signed Stephens' Squibs books.  100% of any proceeds raised from this book is being donated to Kelsey Cares to support the arts. Stephens' Squibs Autographed Books Everyone who preordered Stephens’ Squibs has a special surprise hitting their mailbox this week.  We have … Continue reading