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Eddie E Stephens III

Family Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

5.0   65 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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COMPETENT, ETHICAL, PROFESSIONAL FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST

My name is Eddie Stephens and I am a Board Certified Family Law Attorney who has practiced family law in Palm Beach County my entire legal career.

With 23 years of litigation experience, I specialize in high-conflict, high-asset divorce cases.  I focus on helping clients with domestic legal issues such as property division, business valuation, child support and spousal support, child custody and visitation, post-judgment modifications, child relocation, same sex marriages, and both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

I have earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a professional rating indicating the highest ethical standards and professional ability.  I have also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America ®, a peer-review publication recognizing the top 4% of attorneys in the country.

Having tried hundreds of high-conflict divorce cases in Palm Beach County, my hourly rate is higher than the average family law attorney due to my experiences and expertise.  I also oversee a team of lawyers with varying levels of experience and hourly rates.

In addition to practicing family law, I am also proud to call myself an author, lecturer, and community leader.  As a sixth generation Floridian, I am a concerned citizen of Palm Beach County who volunteers and supports a number of civic and charitable organizations to better the community including Center for Child Counseling, Leadership Palm Beach County, Kelsey Cares, Kibblez of Love, Inc, and Boy Scouts of America.

As a divorced father of two teenage children, I know first-hand what’s at stake when counseling my clients.  My hobbies include cooking, yoga, camping and spending time with my family.

In my spare time, I like to write my own summaries on every family law case published in Florida; I call them “squibs.”  While I started the “squibs” as a way for me to learn about the cases, I also enjoy sharing them with my colleagues and they are published by the Family Section of the Florida Bar.  If you would like to read my “squibs” or learn more about me, visit my legal blog at . 

Please give my office a call if you would like to schedule a consultation.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2020,2017,2015,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2017 + 2 ...

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Location

Stephens & Stevens, PLLC
400 Columbia Drive
Suite 111
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Paul | July 13, 2013
Solver of problems
Eddie Stephens was brought in late in a case that had developed in to one that was fraught with problems. Through his knowledge and expertise he was able to resolve all problems in an efficient and more than satisfactory manner.
Posted by Alberto | July 14, 2013
On the money
He stepped into a very complex divorce and mastered the critical issues immediately. His efforts resulted in a favorable negotiation. He was forceful, articulate, and compassionate.
Posted by Cindy | January 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Divorce is never easy. Having a great attorney is key. Eddie Stephens has gone above and beyond on helping with legal advice and filing motions on my behalf. I have used other attorneys and his professionalism out shines the rest.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fabulous Experience
Eddie represented me in a Divorce , which in itself is a stressful road to travel . He made it the most comfortable experience it could be. Always returned calls, answered questions clearly and understandably and not in jargon no one understands . He did a Fabulous job representing me and tour down the opposition to a point that they could not continue; Him and his team , Especially Frank who worked closely with me and a superstar in his own right, went over and beyond ; Great job Guys Shake and bake!
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Posted by Jamie | August 25, 2023
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Jamie Davis happily divorced
I just want to thank Eddie and everyone at Stevens and Stephens Law for such a wonderful and positive experience during one of the most difficult times in my life. From the moment I walked in the door Eddie literally took my hand and helped me through every step of what was a very difficult process for me. I was scared, traumatized and lost and Eddie was patient and helpful and was always there to lend a sympathetic ear. I appreciated his stealth and patient strategy to help us achieve our goals, he is one of the smartest people I know. Thank you Eddie, thank you Emily and thank you to the whole team! You saved me from tragedy. I don’t know if I can ever fully repay you but from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!!!
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Posted by Sheila | May 5, 2023
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Steadfast in his resolve to help and protect us. In the end I got my justice!
I found myself trapped in a marriage with a master manipulator. Was being abused psychologically, emotionally and financially for years. My ex had the upper hand in everything, I got checkmate in every direction. It was imperative to find someone who was highly skilled in family law but at the same time also understood covert narcissistic abuse. My experience, not all lawyers get it. Many know what a narcissist is, but few truly understand and see the games they play. Mr. Stephens does. People who go through this kind of abuse need a different level of understanding and support, Mr. Stephens and his staff gave me that. He never not once, made me feel I was just being paranoid - he truly understood the dynamics of my ex's twisted game. He listened every time, acknowledged patiently my concerns and answered my questions. Other lawyers leave you in the dark and give you panic attacks, that's the last thing you need. I don't know how Mr. Stephens and his staff do it but they make you feel safe and assured. Mr. Stephens believed in me and gave his unwavering support. I did not have to worry about the divorce process because he built a wall to protect me and my child. That concern was lifted off from me and that made a huge difference. For the first time my ex (and his flying monkeys) did not attempt his games. I was able to be the mother of a child who has high needs. I am here because of Mr. Stephens. Mr. Stephens character and integrity is outstanding. There is no question he is at the top of his craft. When you speak of lawyers fighting for justice this is it. Having him as my lawyer was a blessing. Mr. Stephens is a GREAT HUMAN BEING! I will be forever grateful. We won every trial and in the end I got my justice!
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Posted by Stephen | December 20, 2022
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Proud and Doting Father of two
Sadly, with an un-collaborative Former Wife, I've had multiple dealings with Family Law, the Court, litigation, and Attorneys (both retained and opposing counsel). Eddie Stephens is the best ! He is there for you to counsel and guide, is responsive, and comes highly recommended. He knows what to do without wasting time or dollars. If you need positive results both in and out of court, Eddie is the Family Law Attorney you need! Thank you Eddie - Stephen R. (Jupiter, FL)
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Posted by Tori | September 14, 2022
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Eddie helped me through the hardest time of my life
Eddie Stephens is not only a great lawyer, he truly understands what it is like dealing with an extremely tough situation and helped me through the hardest time of my life. The first time I talked to Eddie he made me feel so comfortable and that I could handle anything that came my way. I am grateful beyond words to have a found him and finally have some peace .
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Posted by Don | November 19, 2021
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Five Stars is not enough!
Eddie Stephens came highly recommended yet has managed to surpass my expectations of him. I hired Eddie to represent me on my petition for an Injunction, a case I wanted handled expertly and swiftly. The preparation for my case was thorough. Eddie and his Paralegal Emily kept me up tp date and made sure that I knew every step being taken by both sides. He walked me through the process and presented me with options to get the case resolved on my terms. Thank you for all your hard work! Five stars is not enough for Eddie and his relentless Paralegal Emily.
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Posted by Erskine Rogers | October 28, 2021
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Outstanding
Truly one of the best at his craft, with an outstanding staff. Highly efficient and effective, with tech skills to boot.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, highly recommended
I hired Eddie Stephens as legal counsel in my divorce. I cannot say enough good things about Eddie Stephens and his team. Eddie went to bat for me and was able to provide me with awesome counsel in the middle of an extremely complicated and volatile scenario. Eddie was always willing to provide with wisdom when it was needed. He encouraged me to not be manipulated and I ended up growing and maturing through this process thanks to him. I went from not knowing if my children were safe to now having them safe at home with me. Eddie was the perfect individual for the job and I absolutely could not have gotten through this without him. Eddie would always leave the ultimate decisions up to me, but provided me with every bit of important detailed information so I could navigate through this storm. I am honestly so grateful for everything he has done for me and my family. His intelligence and expertise is off the charts. If I ever had a friend in a similar situation, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Eddie. His boldness to take action when needed and his tenacity to fight for my family’s future was inspiring and the results were worth every penny.
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Posted by Ron | September 24, 2021
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Extremely knowledgeable, yet easy going
Eddie will use his vast knowledge of the law and the facts to defend and protect your best interest, He will get you the results you want, if realistic, without any drama.
Posted by Marcello | July 28, 2021
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WOW! Absolutely the BEST!
Eddie Stephens was highly recommended to me by several other attorneys. I walked into his office in absolute despair after trying to get paternity of my daughter for 8 months and Eddie and his staff gave me instant peace with my situation. He took over my case and immediately acted in my best interest. He didn't want to push papers and charge me for wasting time like other attorneys do. Everything he did made sense to everyone involved, he knew exactly what needed to be done and he did it quickly. Eddie Stephens and his staff is very professional, well knowledgeable and at the top of their game in family law. He is very humble and honest and keeps you informed of everything as he works. After using other attorneys prior to Eddie, there's no other better family attorney in South Florida! So, if you're in need of the best attorney to get things done quickly and cost effectively, Eddie Stephens is your answer. He is the absolute BEST!!
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Posted by Katherine | July 19, 2021
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Couldn't ask for anyone better
Where to begin... My husband and I hired Eddie to handle our son's divorce. Our son is in the military felt as if his hands were tied when asking for primary custody of our granddaughter. Eddie and his team stepped in and made this very stressful time in our lives, bearable. He is wise, kind, and skilled beyond compare. His dedication , preparation and presentation of this case was truly spectacular. We are so grateful for the outcome of his case, and couldn't be happier.
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Posted by Sylvie | January 27, 2021
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Brilliant!!
Brilliant is the word that comes to my mind. And strategic, but always ethical and professional. Eddie was recommended to me by a friend of a friend and I cannot thank these two ladies enough. Eddie and his team picked up my case at the snap of a finger, after I was « fired » by my previous attorney. Eddie loves challenges but he will never take any action without your approval. He listens... stays calm, poised and reassuring to his clients but does not take nonsense lightly from the opposing team. He will not mislead you or give you false hopes. Eddie has guided me through this complex law procedures with brio. And he showed me heartfelt support through these times of emotional, psychological and financial turmoils. Finally, his sense of humor is delightful. I would definitely recommend Eddie and his team. Special kudos to Gina, Emily and Angela. You are now family to me.
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Posted by Steven | November 23, 2020
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Excellent Experience
I hired Eddie to help me with an unhinged ex wife that I have children with. He and his assistant Emily worked tirelessly to resolve my matters. They were kind, courteous and professional at all times. He really knows family law in and out and knows exactly which direction to go with your case in order to get the best outcome. They were able to get my case resolved without going to trial which saved money and stress. He truly cared about my children and me and wasn't as concerned about how much money he was gonna make. Unlike most lawyers I have dealt with. I would highly recommend Eddie and Emily and will not hesitate to hire them again if needed. It was a wonderful experience working with them!
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Posted by Christine | October 2, 2020
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Fantastic attorney!
Eddie has been helping an associate of his with my divorce case and I have been very impressed with his compassion, generosity, empathy and most importantly knowledge of the legal system. He is an incredible attorney who I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2020
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SUPERPOWERS
Eddie clearly has a special gift, a superpower if you will, that not only takes into consideration the client and children's needs but does it with HEART! A rare find indeed! His ability to seek justice is truly a SUPER POWER. His staff is incredibly devoted and willing to go over and beyond to facilitate the client's needs. Eddie was recommended to me by a friend. I am blessed that I found him.
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Posted by Nicole | September 2, 2020
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Hardships savior
Where to begin?! I was referred to Eddie by a colleague who works in the court systems. She explained to me basically that if I needed a lawyer to really handle the mess my custody battle had become then he was the one for the job. They were absolutely correct! Not only did I feel completely taken care of from the first meeting, but continuously throughout my court battle. Eddie is kind and very wise. I felt like he always had an answer for me and a method of handling my case. I learned so much and having someone I could truly rely on was vital! His staff are also amazing and they make you feel seen and heard. He is no nonsense and handles difficult situations with poise and expertise! I highly recommend spending your money for his services. No matter the bind you may be in, this is the lawyer for you! Have a consult and you’ll see what I mean! Worth every penny for my peace of mind!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2020
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The Attorney we all need, but rarely find!
Eddie & his team were spectacular. Hardworking, transparent & always prepared. If you are like me and hope you would never need legal counsel, but ultimately find yourself seeking an attorney, Eddie & his team were outstanding and made an uncomfortable situation bearable. I would highly recommend them.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 650-650 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Fouding Partner
  • Stephens & Stevens, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Equity Partner
  • Ward Damon
  • 2013 - 2022
  • Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorney
  • Law Offices of John Christiansen, PL
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorney
  • Law Office of Eddie Stephens, PA
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Christiansen & Jacknin, Lawyers
  • 1997 - 2005
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Miami
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1994
  • Gulliver Preparatory
  • High School Diploma
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Nazinitsky v. Nazinitsky, 76 So.3d 311 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
  • Affirmed.
  • Mondello v. Torres, 47 So.3d 389 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Reversed and remanded.
  • Herbst v. Herbst, 40 So.3d 48 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Reversed and remanded.
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Associations

  • Leadership Palm Beach County
  • Board of Governors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section Technology Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Publications Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Adult Leader
  • 2005 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, CLE Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Florida Bar, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Marital & Family Law Board Certification Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Leadership Foundation of Delta Sigma Pi
  • President and Chair
  • 2003 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers - Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Service Award for 8 Years
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2013
  • Kiwanian of the Year
  • Kiwanis
  • 2001
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Property Tax Law in Florida
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (29)
Endorse Eddie
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eddie for well over a decade. He is one of the most knowledgeable family attorneys in the area! He is also one of the top courtroom trial attorneys I know. Highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eddie Stephens is not only one of the most well-informed lawyers I know, but also an incredible human being with the moral compass I wish all lawyers possessed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eddie is one of the more knowledgeable attorneys in our area. He is a zealous advocate and prepared for trial should common sense not prevail. I have had the pleasure of knowing Eddie for years and have always enjoyed the challenge of the courtroom with Eddie as he is not only knowledgeable but an ethical opponent."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Eddie Stephens is the consummate professional: highly knowledgeable about the law, always well prepared, and skilled in court room presentations and in negotiations, Attorney Stephens always provides his best efforts for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eddie. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Eddie is knowledgeable, fair, forthright, and an excellent example of practicing with professionalism."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eddie is top notch and zealous. He is a trustworthy advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Stephens was opposing counsel in a divorce case. He was firm, yet professional. He was thorough. When he made a representation, it was the truth. I endorse him without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"One of the finest lawyers, nay people I know"
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Eddie Stephens is a great advocate who always stays current with the law. He seems most comfortable in a courtroom, but in my experience, his focus is on settling cases when possible. Eddie consistently furthers his development, even though he's regarded by many as one of the best family law attorneys in Palm Beach County. He goes beyond his own development, taking the stage to further the development of hundreds of other family law attorneys each year. Florida's family law lawyers are better because of him. His work is been rewarded by awards and a great reputation."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Eddie since my days in college. He is a great guy and an even better attorney. He is extremely knowledgable in family law, easy to talk to to and very caring about his friends, family and clients. I highly recommend Eddie for your family law matters."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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