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“Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass” - Mary Kay Blakely, American Mom – “More like a root canal without Novocain” – unknown

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Connie R. Stephens

ConnieFlorida family lawyer focused on bottom-line results

With more than 22 years of experience with family law litigation and mediation, Connie R. Stephens brings substantive knowledge of emerging law and significant trial experience to the practice of family law in Florida.   A skilled family law advocate, she is a zealous advocate in pursuit of her clients' rights.  Her knowledge of current and emerging legal issues has garnered her recognition in the legal community.  She is a contributor to the The Rules Rule column of the Clearwater Bar Association (CBA)'s Res Ipsa Loquitur Newsletter.  She is also the newsletter's former editor.  In the past, she has also served as Chair of the CBA's Family Law Section, Bench & Bar Conference Committee, and Oyster Roast.  Ms. Stephens was an Executive Counsel Member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and participated as a Chairperson, Co-Chair and Committee Member of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for over ten years.  She has published articles in local and State bar news publications and has lectured on various topics related to family law.  When she is not working, Connie spends time on a farm with her two dogs, Sadie the Baby and Boo the Monster in Florida and a residence in Lexington, Kentucky.

Contact information

  • Call: 727.446.8899
  • Fax: 727.442.4014
  • Email

Bar admissions

Connie R. Stephens is a lawyer in good standing with the Florida Bar.  She is licensed to practice in state, federal, and appellate courts throughout Florida and the United States.  She has been admitted to the bar in Florida since1989, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 1989, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida since 1992, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit since 1995.

Practice areas 

Family law focused, attorney Connie R. Stephens has dedicated her boutique practice to families facing the dissolution process and rebuilding new family structures.  Her areas of concentration include—

  • Abuse of children
  • Addiction
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Collaborative family law
  • Conveyances between husband and wife
  • Date rape
  • Dependency proceedings
  • Desertion withhold support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Domestic relations
  • Domestic torts
  • Domestic violence
  • Equitable distribution
  • Estate by entities homeownership
  • Family law
  • Garnishment
  • Interstate support
  • Joint rotating custody
  • Legal separation agreements
  • Marital agreements
  • Marital property distribution
  • Marital property law
  • Marital property settlements
  • Matrimonial bankruptcy law
  • Matrimonial law
  • Military divorce
  • Name changes
  • Ne exeat, sequestration
  • No fault divorce
  • Nontraditional Family law
  • Palimony
  • Parenting plans
  • Partitions of real property
  • Paternity
  • Post divorce modification
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Premarital agreements
  • Property distribution
  • Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)
  • Repeat violence
  • Restraining orders
  • Separate maintenance
  • Shared parental responsibility
  • Spousal support
  • Time sharing
  • Transfer to minors
  • Visitation rights
  • Uncontested divorce

Educational background

Connie R. Stephens graduated with a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from Barry University, summa cum laude, before attending Nova Southeastern University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, in 1988.

Questions about your case?

Connie R. Stephens welcomes the opportunity to answer legal questions about your case.  Call 727.446.8899 or contact the office to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.  Our family law practice serves the Tampa Bay area, including but not limited to: Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Dade City.