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

“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

10th Annual Family Law Case Law Update this THURSDAY!

For the 10th year running, Florida Bar board certified Marital & Family Law experts Eddie Stephens, Esq., and Ralph T. White, Esq., will provide an update of published Florida family law appellate opinions since January 1, 2019.  This two-hour, lunchtime presentation will include an insightful and engaging (what we mean by that is HILARIOUS) discussion of recent case … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens honored by Families First of Palm Beach County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONGRATS to Ward Damon’s EDDIE STEPHENS! Recently Eddie was honored by Families First of Palm Beach County with the Harriet Goldstein Award. Each year this award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the most-challenged children and families in Palm Beach County. We can't think of anyone more deserving … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – September 2019

Edited by Caryn Stevens, Esquire.  Thanks to John Albert, Esquire for additional assistance! Appeals: Johnston v. Johnston, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D2203 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019). Judgment that awards entitlement, but not amount of attorney’s fees, is not ripe for appeal. Attorney Fees: Quigley v. Culbertson, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D2341 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019). Default fee provision in … Continue reading

We raised over $10,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

We have been raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  My paralegal Angela lost her son three years ago.  Initially, our goal was $2,500.  Through Angela's inspiration... we have raised $9,700 as of 5:45.  We have 3 hours and 15 minutes to go... Will you help? CLICK HERE to Donate Thank you! -eddie … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – August 2019

Squibs edited by Caryn Stevens, Esquire. Alimony: Cooper v. Cooper, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1988 (Fla. 2D DCA 2019). Award of alimony reversed when it appears it was based on husband’s gross income as opposed to net. Appeals: Diogo v. Diogo, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D2135 (Fla. 3D DCA 2019). Without transcript available, appellate court cannot meaningfully review findings … Continue reading