The Importance of Authenticating Text Messages

Now Available: Stephens' Squibs Family Law CLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICcBhG_h29M Click here for more information! NOTICE: THIS OPINION HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION IN THE PERMANENT LAW REPORTS. UNTIL RELEASED, IT IS SUBJECT TO REVISION OR WITHDRAWAL. District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District. KENDRIA WALKER, Appellant, v. TAYLA HARLEY-ANDERSON, Appellee. No. 4D19-2216 [September 9, … Continue reading

3rd DCA Decides Florida has Jurisdiction over Divorce even though International Tennis Star was SERVED with Spanish Action First

NOTICE: THIS OPINION HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION IN THE PERMANENT LAW REPORTS. UNTIL RELEASED, IT IS SUBJECT TO REVISION OR WITHDRAWAL. District Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District. Aranzazu SANCHEZ VICARIO, Appellant, v. Jose SANTACANA BLANCH, Appellee. No. 3D19-1044 Opinion filed August 19, 2020 An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade … Continue reading

Attorney v. Attorney Stalking Injunction Reversed, Attorney Disbarred

Now Available: Stephens' Squibs Family Law CLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICcBhG_h29M Click here for more information! Case Squib: Krapacs v. Bacchus, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D1913 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020). Stalking injunction was entered in favor of attorney Nisha Bacchus, who is an attorney for the Appellant/Respondent, Ashley Krapacs's former boyfriend against Ashley Krapac. Krapacs' actions of posting memes to … Continue reading

Palm Beach (15th Judicial Circuit) Upcoming Judicial Rotations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 31, 2020 Effective September 8 (Monday, September 7 is a court holiday), Judge Laura Laurie will preside over Family Division FY and Probate Division IX, in South County. Effective September 8, Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer will assist in various Circuit divisions in the Main Courthouse, as determined by the Chief Judge.  On … Continue reading

NFL Player, FRANK GORE’s, interesting Paternity Modification Appeal

Franklin D. GORE, Appellant, v. Shasta Denise SMITH, Appellee. No. 3D19-1947 Opinion filed July 29, 2020. An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Marcia del Rey, Judge, Lower Tribunal No. 06-3500. Attorneys and Law Firms Swickle & Associates, PLLC, and Adam B. Swickle (Fort Lauderdale), for appellant. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, and Elizabeth … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs Monthly Family Law CLE has launched!

  https://youtu.be/-30rTIGxtUc Season 01 - Episode 01 Premieres August 15, 2020 Anticipated CLE 2.5 Hours - Accreditation Pending With Eddie Stephens*, Caryn A. Stevens, Gina Szapucki and Ralph T. White* and Squib Board Cert Tip of the Month with Board Cert Legends: Terry Fogel* and Scott Rubin* "*" denotes Board Certified Attorney For the past 10 … Continue reading

ACEs and Divorce: How We Can Begin to Help Combat the Epidemic

By Caryn A. Stevens, Esquire Originally Published in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar's Commentator, Winter 2020. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events from one’s childhood that can have long-lasting, lifetime effects on a person’s life. They are common, and pervasive, with about 61% of surveyed adults in twenty-five states reporting that … Continue reading

“Invincible”

Originally published in the Family Law Section's Commentator, Fall 2019 “Invincible” [Note: The author intentionally places quotation marks around the title to communicate that the author does not agree with the use of the term.] by Eddie Stephens, Esquire While most disputes are, and should be, resolved without resorting to litigation, there are always those … Continue reading

WARD DAMON Attorney GINA SZAPUCKI on Mentorship

Originally Published in the Family Law Section Commentator, Summer 2020 Edition. Mentorship: An Essential Tool as a Young Associate By Gina Szapucki, Esq Ok, you’ve passed the bar. An exam you’ve worked so hard for throughout the years. There is a certain kind of excitement you feel when you first start a new job, especially … Continue reading