Family Law Case Updates – November 2022

Alimony: Leyte-Vidal v. Leyte-Vidal, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D2160 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022). Trial court erred awarding wife with $6,500 in alimony when based on wife’s own testimony she only needed $6,000 per month. Judge Nickolaus Hunter Davis, affirmed in part, reversed in part. Appeals: Finch v. Cribbs, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D2232 (Fla. 1st DCA 2022). Lengthy discussion... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – October 2022

Attorney Fees: Cletcher v. Cletcher, 348 So.3d 1223 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2022).  Error to award fees to party in superior financial condition when no findings of bad faith in record.  Judge Joshua Riba affirmed in part, reversed in part. Equitable Distribution: Iarussi v. Iarussi, 47 Fla.L.Weekly D2079 (Fla. 1st DCA 2022).  Trial court erred awarding prejudgment interest to date... Continue Reading →

Example of Complex Hi-Conflict Divorce Litigation

Happy almost Thanksgiving. I have been a divorce attorney for 25 years and Board Certified since 2004. I have seen a lot. Yesterday the Court issued a final judgment on one of the most complex cases I have ever litigated. It involved fraudulent transfers, constructive trusts, bankruptcy, multiple third party defendants, a half million lump... Continue Reading →

Firm Administrator, JACQUIE STEPHENS, Chosen as Palm Beach Post’s Next StoryTeller

Read full article by Katherine Kokal originally published in Palm Beach Post, click here. To buy tickets, click here. An 8-year-old in the 1970s who remembers getting Pong, his very first video game. A girl in Brooklyn whose favorite Christmas memory comes from the year she worked as a handyman with her dad. A Thanksgiving... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – September 2022

Appeals: Edwards v. Alphonse, 345 So.3d 326 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022). When there are issues of fact the appellant asks the reviewing court to draw conclusions about the evidence, without a trial transcript the appellate court could not properly resolve underlying factual issues without knowing the factual context, nor can the appellate court reasonably conclude that... Continue Reading →

Family Law Case Updates – August 2022

Appeals: Brown v. Norwood,343 So.3d 685 (Fla. 5th DCA 2022). Mathematical errors on the face of the judgment may be corrected in appeal even without a transcript. Judge Tanya Davis Wilson, reversed. Holt v. Crowley, 343 So.3d 654 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2022). Appeal seeking to challenge reservation of jurisdiction to award fees was premature as judicial labor on... Continue Reading →


September 1, 2022 - West Palm Beach, Fla. - Eddie Stephens and Caryn A. Stevens, founding partners at Stephens & Stevens PLLC, were recently recognized as 2022 "Top Lawyers" by Palm Beach Illustrated. Stephens & Stevens focus on high-conflict, high-asset divorce cases helping clients with domestic legal issues such as property division, business valuation, child... Continue Reading →

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