Stephens’ Squibs – November 2017

Alimony: Brady v. Brady, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2412 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017).  Trial court erred by basing alimony on parties gross income.  Remanded for Trial court to determine parties’ net incomes and after that, make a finding of need and ability to pay. Dowling v. Dowling, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2376 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017).  Court erred failing … Continue reading


2017 Florida Bar Disciplinary Actions

Summary of all disciplinary actions ranked in order of severity of sanction: Permanently disbarred, effective 30 days from a March 14 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1985) Attorney was previously removed from the bench in the 17th Circuit, for her actions as an attorney prior to being elected a judge. She violated numerous Bar rules, including … Continue reading

2018 Squibs Book available for Preorder for $30 Donation

This year, all proceeds of the Squib Book are being donated to the Center for Child Counseling, Inc. As a holiday special, we will send you an autographed (by author Eddie Stephens, foreword contributor William Foman, Esquire and CEO of Center for Child Counseling Renée E. Layman) for a $30 tax deductible contribution to the CfCC … Continue reading

Broward County’s New “Status Quo” Admin order

Broward County just published a new administrative orders on maintaining the status quo and we think it's awesome!   IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA Administrative Order No. 2017-77-UFC ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ADOPTING AND AUTHORIZING THE USE OF A STATUS QUO TEMPORARY ORDER IN DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens to present “Living an Extraordinary Life: Lessons from our Heroes” at Historic Kelsey Theater on 3/30/18

Eddie Stephens to give motivational speech at Kelsey Theater on March 30, 2018   March 30, 2018 – 8:00pm The Kelsey Theater – Lake Park, FL 6:30pm VIP Reception with A.J. Brockman BUY TICKETS HERE Eddie Stephens is a storyteller, astute observer, and solver of problems. During the day, Eddie is an Equity Partner at … Continue reading

Florida Family Case Law Update with Eddie Stephens and R.T. White

Audio Webcast: 2017 Case Law Update Join Eddie Stephens, Esq. and Ralph T. White, Esq. as they provide an update of published Florida family law since January 1, 2017. This two hour presentation will include a discussion of recent case law tackling a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, alimony, parenting, relocation, … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – October 2017

Appeals: Brock v. Brock, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2147 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017).  Issues raised on appeal are waived if not brought to court’s attention at final hearing or motion for rehearing. Frost v. Frost, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D2141 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017).  Former Wife did not preserve error of court failing to provide steps to regain timesharing … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – September 2017

Agreements: Kallett v. Kastriner, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D1877 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2017). Agreement to not express clear unambiguous right to waive alimony. Appeal: Fischer v. Fischer, 42 Fla.L.Weekly D1871 (Fla. 1sr DCA 2017).  Judgment reserving jurisdiction to determine disposition of house in event former wife could not refinance was a non-final judgment not subject to appeal. … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens to give motivational speech at Kelsey Theater on March 23, 2018

March 23, 2017 - 8:00pm - The Kelsey Theater - Lake Park, FL 6:30pm VIP Reception This presentation is made possible by the following supporters of the arts: Laura, Mark, Connor & Brady Smith Family Law Software Law Office of R.T. White Julie B Hershman CPA PA Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith Monte Resnick, Matrix … Continue reading

Eddie Stephens’ 20th Anniversary of Admittance to Florida Bar

On September 24, 1997 I took the oath of admission to the Florida Bar. The above picture is my Uncle, John Christiansen, swearing me in twenty years ago.  I would like to thank Uncle John, attorney Robert M.W. Shalhoub and Judge John Phillips for mentoring me.  John taught me the basics of every aspect of … Continue reading