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At the law offices of Connie R. Stephens, we handle complex cases.  We support our clients' legal positions zealously and defend clients on a variety of issues, including their less than perfect pasts.  In many cases, we assist and guide our clients away from inappropriate behaviors that can affect them in a pending divorce case.  Connie R. Stephens is an attorney who offers calm, deliberate, and caring counsel.  If litigation is pursued, trial strategy and litigation costs are considered along with the expectations to be garnered.  We also offer a free 30-minute consultation when you call 727.446.8899.

Legal Services

  • Focusing On Your Family, Future And Your Finances In A Divorce

    The divorce process is multi-faceted.  Divorce moments can be frustrating and complicated at times like a really bad Fellini movie.  Having an experienced attorney at your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your divorce case.  Connie R. Stephens is an attorney who is knowledgeable about the law and experienced with some of the most complex issues presented in a divorce—

     

    Divorce

    Equitable distribution

    Child support

    Child custody

    Alimony

    Spousal support

     

    Interstate support

    Annulment

    Legal separation agreements

    Premarital agreements

    Postmarital agreements

    Nontraditional family law

     

    Palimony

    Matrimonial bankruptcy

    Military divorce

    No fault divorce

    Paternity

    Post judgment matters

    Contested divorce

    Uncontested divorce

  • Seeking Resolution With Your Child's Best Interest In Mind

    When parents litigate a custody dispute, the children often become the victims.  The Florida Supreme Court has requested that attorneys shift their focus from litigation to utilizing more therapeutic approaches to resolving children's issues.  Mediation or other alternatives are used to resolve contact, timesharing and shared parental responsibility issues.  Children's interests are best served when they continue to be cared for by mothers, fathers, and the extended family members who love them.

    The difficulty arises when one parent's behavior endangers the well-being of the children.  The legal system exists to protect the welfare of those who cannot protect themselves.  At the law offices of Connie R. Stephens, our skilled family law advocate works closely with clients and children's specialists to resolve even the most contentious child custody and related disputes:.

  • Presenting Equitable Resolutions to Financial Conflict

    Courts generally divide and distribute marital property equally to each spouse.  However, unequal distribution can be utilized under certain circumstances to provide equity between the parties.  Certain findings of fact are used to assess an unequal distribution such as the length of the marriage, the parties' age, health, income, traditional and nontraditional roles and each party's participation in acquiring assets and liabilities.  Your case will be presented so that your efforts and contributions are given their fair representation in order to create an equitable property distribution.  As an attorney, Connie R. Stephens has helped hundreds of families resolve financial situations involving

     

     

    Divorce

    Alimony

    Child Support

    Interstate Support

    Equitable Distribution

    Marital Property

    Marital Property Distribution

    Marital Property Settlements

    Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law

    Property Distribution

    Spousal Support

  • Litigation Alternatives That Can Save You Time And Money

    Family conflict is not necessarily best resolved by a judge, in a courtroom, and through litigation.  Alternatives—like collaborative family law and family law mediation—can deliver better results that can survive the long-term because the parties themselves agree to the ultimate result. Who better knows the family than you?

     

    Mediation and collaborative family law require a cooperative climate where each party negotiates for the items that matter most to them.  Each party is generally represented by their own counsel and other experts, ensuring that their legal interests are protected.  However, the parties manage their conflicts and negotiate an agreement that they engender, not one decided by a third party who has no concept of their family's life.  This negotiation-oriented litigation-alternative often leads to a greater satisfaction with the outcome and a higher rate of compliance with the terms of the resolution.

  • Taking Action Against Domestic Violence

    When you have become the victim of an abusive relationship, you need to find the strength to take action against your abuser.  Get legal advice and counsel.  Find out what you can do to stop the violence.  There are a multitude of community services available to victims of abuse.  If you are a victim of abuse and in an emergency situation, call 911.  Call our office today to seek information on how to deal with domestic and repeat violence: 727.446.8899.  Any conversation you have with us is completely confidential.  We often handle cases involving:

     

    Domestic assault

    Domestic battery

    Domestic violence

     

    Sexual Abuse

    Date Rape

    Repeat Violence

    Orders of Protection

    Injunctions

    Stalking

  • Post-Judgement Modification and Enforcement of Court Orders

    Change-of-life circumstances such as job loss, relocation, and remarriage can drastically alter your ability to meet your obligations with the court's final judgment.  At the law offices of Connie R. Stephens, our attorney and staff are sensitive to the needs of families undergoing a transition—often coming up with creative resolutions to emerging conflicts.

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