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

Stephens’ Squibs – November 2018

Alimony: Nuttle v. Nuttle, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D2525 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018).  Trial court erred making modification of alimony retroactive to amended petition as opposed to original petition without explanation. Attorneys’ Fees: Rotunda v. Rotunda, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D2463 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018).  Temporary relief order awarding $50,000 in fees and costs reversed when order did not … Continue reading

Pre-Order Stephens’ Squibs 2019 Print Edition and support the arts!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Stephens' Squib - Florida Family Law Case Updates & More - 2019 Edition release date: January 2019. Preorder Autographed Version of the 2019 Squib Book by making a tax deductible donation of at least $50 to Kelsey Cares 501(c)(3). If you pre-order Stephens' Squibs 2019 Edition by making a tax deductible contribution of … Continue reading

Why I am Thankful (or at least Hopeful!)

This past month has been pretty tough. In October, I was in a car accident that totaled both cars involved.  I was left with a concussion and other orthopedic issues that are resolving themselves with physical therapy and will hopefully not be a permanent issue. It was scary.  But in reflection, it could have been … Continue reading

Palm Beach 2019 Judicial Rotations Announced

The Chief Judge has finalized the January 2019 mini-rotation, which will take place over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend–assignment changes are effective January 22, 2019. The five elected judges will start on January 8, 2019; the start date for the recent appointment, Ms. Paige Gillman, is TBD (sometime in December). The new assignments as of January … Continue reading

Family Law Mental Health Summit – January 11, 2019. 6.5 Hours of CLE for $300

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Course No. 1807406N Accredited by The Florida Bar for: 6.5   General CLE Hours 6.5   Marital & Family Board Certification Credits 3.5   Mental Illness Hours 1.5   Ethics Hours 1.0   Substance Abuse Hours Level: Advanced The Center for Child Counseling is pleased to be hosting our inaugural Family Law Mental Health Summit at … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – October 2018

  Appeals: Rayess v. Bitar, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D2367 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018).  Without transcript, appellate court must affirm judgment unless fundamental error appears on the face of the order. Evans v. Miller, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D2337 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018).  Without transcript, appellate court cannot determine if final judgment had evidentiary support. Attorney’s Fees: Cherry v. … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – September 2018

Alimony: Woelk v. Woelk, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D2018 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018).  Court’s award of alimony remanded back to trial court when it was unclear from the record and final judgment how the Court determined the Wife’s needs. Appeals: Vartumyan v. Bean, 43 Fla.L.Weekly D2109 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2018).  Appellate court lacked jurisdiction to review child … Continue reading

Florida Supreme Court Rules Daubert Expert Witness Law Unconstitutional

In a 4-3 split, the Florida Supreme Court finally issued its opinion in Delisle v. Crane, which was the “present case or controversy” determining whether the Daubert expert witness testimony standard is unconstitutional as adopted by the Legislature in 2013 and codified in Section 90.702.  In short, the Court determine that the Legislature overstepped its … Continue reading