Eddie Stephens

My name is Eddie Stephens and I am a Board Certified Family Law Attorney who has practiced family law in Palm Beach County my entire legal career.

With 18 years of litigation experience, I specialize in high-conflict, high-asset divorce cases.  I focus on helping clients with domestic legal issues such as property division, business valuation, child support and spousal support, child custody and visitation, post-judgment modifications, child relocation, same sex marriages, and both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

I have earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a professional rating indicating the highest ethical standards and professional ability.  I have also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America ®, a peer-review publication recognizing the top 4% of attorneys in the country.

Having tried hundreds of high-conflict divorce cases in Palm Beach County, my hourly rate is higher than the average family law attorney due to my experiences and expertise.  I also oversee a team of lawyers with varying levels of experience and hourly rates.

In addition to practicing family law, I am also proud to call myself an author, lecturer, and community leader.  As a third generation Floridian, I am a concerned citizen of Palm Beach County who volunteers and supports a number of civic and charitable organizations to better the community including Leadership Palm Beach County, Boy Scouts of America, Big Dog Ranch Rescue and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

As a divorced father of two teenage children, I know first-hand what’s at stake when counseling my clients.  My hobbies include cooking, yoga, camping and spending time with my family.

In my spare time, I like to write my own summaries on every family law case published in Florida; I call them “squibs.”  While I started the “squibs” as a way for me to learn about the cases, I also enjoy sharing them with my colleagues and they are published by the Family Section of the Florida Bar.

Please give my office a call at (561) 842-3000 if you would like to schedule a consultation.

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Education:

  • University of Miami (B.B.A., 1994)
  • Stetson University (J.D., 1997)
    • Chief Justice, Honor Court

Memberships/Affiliations:

  • The Florida Bar, Board Certified Marital & Family Lawyer
  • Board of Governors, Leadership Palm Beach County
  • Leadership Palm Beach County Alumni (Class of 2015)
  • LawLine Faculty Member
  • Family Law Certification Committee (2006 – 2010, vice chair 2008-2009, chair 2009-2010)
  • CLE Committee (2004 – present, vice chair 2006-2008, co-chair, 2009)
  • Publications Committee (2009 – present, editor 2010 – present)
  • Editor of Florida Bar Family Law Section Website (2006 – 2009)
  • Trustee Emertitus, Leadership Foundation of Delta Sigma Pi
  • Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity
  • Phi Alpha Delta, professional legal fraternity
  • Kiwanis Club of Flagler Sunrise
    • Past Distinguished President
    • Hixson Recipient
    • Board Member for 5 years
    • Seven Years Perfect Attendance

Lectures:

  • Mechanics of the Marital and Family Law Certification Exam – December, 2015 (Webinar – Florida Bar)
  • Case Law Update – October, 2015 (Webinar – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  •  Living an Extraordinary Life: Lessons from our Heroes – Chicago, IL – August, 2015
  • Living an Extraordinary Life: Lessons from our Heroes – United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches – July, 2015
  • Mental Health for the Family Law Practitioner – November 2014 – (Tampa, FL – Canakaris Inns of Court)
  • Case Law Update – October, 2014 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update – October, 2013 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Become Your Own Hero, Living an Extraordinary Life – September 2013 (West Palm Beach, FL – Big Dog Ranch Rescue Benefit)
  • Case Law Update – October, 2013 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Become Your Own Hero, Living an Extraordinary Life – September 2013 (Coral Gables, FL – University of Miami)
  • Become Your Own Hero, Living an Extraordinary Life – August 2013 (Seattle, WA – Delta Sigma Pi Grand Chapter Congress)
  • Top 10 Family Law Cases of the Year – April 2013 (Palm Beach Bench / Bar Conference)
  • Become Your Own Hero, Living an Extraordinary Life – March 2013 (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • All Kinds of Temporary Relief – January 2013 (Board Certification Seminar – Advanced)
  • Case Law Update – November, 2012 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Statues, Rules and Important Cases – October 2012 (Palm Beach County Bar – Beginner)
  • Become Your Own Hero, Living an Extraordinary Life – July 2012 (San Diego, California)
  • Prenuptial Agreements – July 2012 (Webinar – Lawline – Intermediate)
  • Family Law Case Update – March 2012 (Palm Beach Bench / Bar Conference)
  • Case Law Update – November, 2011 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update – July 2011 (Webinar – Lawline – Intermediate)
  • Family Law Case Update – March 2011 (Palm Beach Bench / Bar Conference)
  • Recent Family Law Cases (Webinar – Lawline – Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update – November, 2010 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Attorneys’ Fees, Enforcement & Charging Liens – December, 2009 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Case Law Update – October, 2009 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Intermediate)
  • Co-Chair – View from the Bench – May, 2008 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Advanced
  • Case Law Update – May, 2008 (West Palm Beach – Palm Beach County Bar)
  • Co-Chair – View from the Bench – May, 2008 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Advanced)
  • Case Law Update – May, 2008 (West Palm Beach – Palm Beach County Bar)
  • Personal & Professional Risk Management – March 8, 2008 (San Diego, CA)
  • DROPS COLA’s and Deferred Retirement – February 29, 2008 (West Palm Beach, FL – Palm Beach Bar – Intermediate)
  • Valuation of Real Property in Rapidly Changing Market – April 16, 2007 (Tampa, FL – Florida Bar – Advanced)
  • Valuation of Real Property in Rapidly Changing Market – April 15, 2007 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Florida Bar – Advanced)
  • Evidentiary Issues in Relocation Cases – March, 2007 (West Palm Beach, FL – Palm Beach Bar – Intermediate)
  • Ethical Issues in Family Law – January 2007 (West Palm Beach, FL – FAWLS/Legal Aid – Beginner)
  • Host of Ethics – View from the Bench – August, 2006 (Telephonic – Florida Bar – Advanced)
  • Enabling Others to Lead – October 2006 (Louisville, KY)
  • Fish Out of the Water – Ethical Issues in Family Law – March, 2006 (West Palm Beach, FL – Palm Beach Bar – Beginner)
  • Personal and Professional Risk Management – June, 2006 (Atlanta, GA)

2 thoughts on “Eddie Stephens, Board Certified Marital & Family Attorney

  1. Paul Ruthfied

    Eddie Stephens took over a case that had been totally “screwed up” by others and through his knowledge and skills was able to resolve the “mess” in short order and satisfied all involved. I would highly recommend using his services and expertise for all of your needs in his area of expertise.

  2. Susan

    Mr. Stephens. I’d like to thank you for posting your most informative article, “1 in 17: Antisocial Personality Disorder in Family Court”. I filed for divorce in 2005 and am still dealing with my ex-antisocial husband in 2017. Your article adaptly puts into perspective what took me years to learn. My divorce, while not in the state of Florida, took 3 years of litigating against a pro se, antisocial who filed many, many lawsuits against myself, attorneys, and family members. The lengths these people will go through to destroy you is hard for most people to comprehend. Reading your analysis from both a legal and psychological perspective should help many. My antisocial ex-husband is now incarcerated in the federal prison system for his criminal acts. Even still, he had once again started to harass me by using the legal system as his forum for abuse. Unfortunately. For us, the legal system will go to almost unbelievable lengths to protect the due process rights of these vexatious litigants. I have an Injunction but that doesn’t even stop him. The courts need to do a better job of recognizing these litigants for who they are and the great harm they cause their opponents.

    It’s pretty hard to come to terms with these people because their behaviors are so out of the norm. Again, your article hit the perverbial nail on the head!

    Thank you and keep up the good work!

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