Stephens’ Squibs – October 2020

Now Available! Click HERE to register! Editor: Caryn A.Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Agreements: Thomas v. Thomas, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D2311 (Fla. 1st DCA 2020). Trial court erred enforcing settlement agreement. Acceptance to offer must be a mirror image of the offer in all material respects, or else it constitutes a counteroffer that rejects the original offer. Judge … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens Appointed Director of Legal Education for Center for Child Counseling

Center for Child Counseling, Inc. is proud to announce that Eddie Stephens has been appointed the organization’s Director of Legal Education. Stephens, who has served as a Board Member of Center for Child Counseling since 2017 is a Board Certified Marital & Family Lawyer and is a partner at the Ward Damon Law Firm. He is past chair of the … Continue reading

2nd Annual Family Law Mental Heath Summit Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! The Center for Child Counseling made the decision to pivot and present their 2nd Annual Family Law Mental Health Summit virtually. This allows is to make it available to more people at a more affordable price point. And this year's CLE is a knock out! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Center for … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – September 2020

2nd Annual Family Law Mental Health Summit - Available on Demand - November 1st Click HERE to register. Alimony: Trachtman v. Trachtman, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D2089 (Fla. 5th DCA 2020). Award of alimony that failed to meet wife’s need and left husband with surplus without an explanation reversed. Judge Karen A. Foxman, reversed. Attorney’s Fees: Gonzalez … Continue reading

Center for Child Counseling Honors Dori Foster-Morales & Laura Davis Smith

Center for Child Counseling Honors 2 Legal Professionals Dori Foster-Morales has been selected as Center for Child Counseling’s 2020 Recipient of the “Judge Ron Alvarez Resiliency Award”.  Judge Alvarez was a pioneer for creating a trauma informed judiciary before we even knew the lasting impact of toxic stress in children and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences … Continue reading

Vote for our Lawyer Joke!

UPDATE: WE WON! tephens' Squibs submitted a Lawyer Joke to the Saddleback Leather Lawyer Joke Contest. The winner gets a brand new briefcase designed for lawyers. Eddie's joke is currently in 2nd place: To vote, go to the site, and touch the ^-- heart by Eddie's Joke. No need to leave an email address! Eddie … Continue reading

Join Stephens’ Squibs in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Click here to donate through Facebook Fundraisers Click here to donate through secure AFSP Website (Credit Card / Paypal) On November 14, 2020 I will be participating as part of Erik’s Entourage during the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention "Out of the Darkness Palm Beach County Experience". Why am I supporting this cause? I am trying to raise … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – August 2020

Editor: Caryn A.Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Alimony: Ortiz v. Ortiz, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D1929 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2020). A judgment that does not include the reasoning behind an award of alimony, and failure to make these findings is reversible error. Judge David Young affirmed in part, reversed in part. Harkness v. Harkness, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D1823 … Continue reading

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