EDITORIAL:  57.105: When applicable.

Recently I found myself in the position of having to file a 57.105 motion.  Due to the circumstances, I served the safe harbor notice on every attorney that had a general notice of appearance filed on behalf of the opposing party during the case. I do not believe 57.105 motions should ever be used as … Continue reading

Changes to Florida Notary Laws

Effective January 1, 2020, Florida’s notary laws changed. In general terms, remote notarization will now be permitted, meaning that if certain criteria are met and the statutory protections are in place, the notary will no longer have to physically (in person) witness the person sign the instrument requiring notarization, but rather notarization can be accomplished … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – December 2019

  Edited by Caryn A. Stevens Agreements: Suess v. Suess, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D3028 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2019).  Trial court reversed for limiting wife to 50% of husband’s FRS pension earned during marriage and removing wife as survivor beneficiary, when plain language of agreement provides wife gets half of husband’s entire FRS and that she shall … Continue reading

Summary of Florida Bar 2019 Disciplinary Actions

In 2019, the Florida Supreme Court issued 214 disciplinary orders against attorneys.  They are reported by the Florida Bar in a monthly press release.  I have taken all actions and organized them and ranked them in order of severity.  I believe by looking at the data in this manner certain patterns are easier to identify. … Continue reading

Preview of Stephens’ Squib 2020 FOREWORD by Angela Cahill and last chance to Pre-Order!

PREORDER INSTRUCTIONS: Donate $60 + $5 shipping to Families First here. Send me the receipt of your donation.  (If you don't send me receipt, I will not know you donated).  Let me know where you want it shipped and if you want it personalized or doodles or almost whatever!  🙂 Autographed Squibs will not be … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – November 2019

Edited by Caryn Stevens, Esquire Agreements: Hellard v. Siegmeister, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D2584 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2019).  Reconciliation or remarriage abrogates the executory provisions of a prior marital settlement agreement unless there is an explicit statement in the agreement that parties intended otherwise.  However, executed provisions of a prior settlement agreement are not affected by reconciliation … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving from Ward Damon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tdUsCNJ8lw   PRE-ORDER Stephens' Squibs 2020 Version for 50% off! Every year, I publish my squib book and donate 100% of the proceeds to charity.  Each year, I have chosen a different charity to highlight and support.   This year, all proceeds will be donated to Families First of Palm Beach County. To understand why I … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – Available for Preorder

PREORDER INSTRUCTIONS: Donate $60 + $5 shipping to Families First here. Send me the receipt of your donation.  (If you don't send me receipt, I will not know you donated).  Let me know where you want it shipped and if you want it personalized or doodles or almost whatever!  🙂 Autographed Squibs will not be … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – October 2019

Check out Eddie's NEW article "INVINCIBLE" OCTOBER SQUIBS Edited by Caryn Stevens, Esquire Agreements: Romaine v. Romaine, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D2565 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019).  Trial court erred by finding Wife’s changes to marital settlement agreement did not change original agreement, and created an enforceable agreement.  A marital settlement agreement is subject to the laws of … Continue reading