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

Families First Palm Beach County – Children’s Day Award Luncheon

I have the privilege of being honored as the 2019 Harriet Goldstein Awardee by Families First Palm Beach County. Please consider joining us October 4th at the 13th Children's Day Award Luncheon. Please consider supporting this worthy cause. Click here for more information. Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of serving children and families … Continue reading

National Suicide Prevention Week is NEXT WEEK!

National Suicide Prevention Week (Sun, Sep 8, 2019 – Sat, Sep 14, 2019) is an annual week-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=83&v=WFVVwLERoX4   On September 28th I am walking as part of Erik's Entourage during the American Foundation for … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – July 2019

Edited by Caryn Stevens Agreements: Springer v. Springer, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1855 (Fla. 2D DCA 2019). Co-parenting agreement between bio parent and non-parent unenforceable in Florida. Ziegler v. Natera, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1770 (Fla. 3D DCA 2019). Trial court affirmed for setting aside prenuptial agreement when husband promised to provide financial disclosure, never did, and demanded his … Continue reading

Florida’s new Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act

For those of you who may have to take depositions or get documents via subpoena from out of state, Florida just passed the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (“UIDDA”), effective July 1, 2019. The new law applies to “requests for discovery in all proceedings pending or commenced on or after July 1, 2019.” This means … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – June 2019

Stephens' Squibs is edited by Caryn Stevens. Alimony: Molina v. Perez, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1558 (Fla. 3d DCA 2019). Trial court erred awarding durational alimony instead of permanent alimony in 20-year marriage. Final Judgment finds vocational report indicated wife would be able to increase her income, but vocational report was not in record. Shaw v. Shaw, … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – May 2019

Agreements: Famiglio v. Famiglio, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1260 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2019).  The Wife filed for divorce in 2013 and dismissed it.  Wife files for divorce again in 2016. Prenuptial agreement provided scheduled payments to Wife based on how long marriage was as defined when someone files for divorce.  Court erred in using 2016 date to calculate … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – April 2019

Appeals: Browner v. Browner, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D1020 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019). Appellate Court did not have jurisdiction to review non-final order that reserved jurisdiction over child support and equitable distribution, which then rendered that order as non-final, even if some issues are resolved in order. Attorneys’ Fees: Dood v. Dood, 44 Fla.L.Weekly D969 (Fla. 2d … Continue reading

Ending the Mental Health Stigma

Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. When someone breaks their arm, we take them to the doctor and mend it.  However, when someone suffers from mental illness, they often go untreated. That is because there is a stigma in our society that prevents people from getting proper treatment. We can end … Continue reading