Each attorney at Stephens & Stevens focuses their practice exclusively on marital and family law matters, including high net worth, high conflict and complex matters. Our attorneys approach each case with a creative, empathetic, and strategic approach to maximize a favorable resolution, while staying focused on the outcome of the matter and providing our clients with a positive start to the next phase of their lives.
Eddie Stephens, a sixth generation Floridian, is a partner in Stephens & Stevens, PLLC. Eddie is a Board Certified Family Law Attorney who specializes in high-conflict matrimonial law. He has earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by MartindaleHubbell, a professional rating indicating the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
With 25 years of litigation experience, Eddie specializes in high-conflict, high-asset divorce cases. Eddie focuses 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.
Having tried hundreds of high-conflict divorce cases in Palm Beach County, Eddie has much experience and expertise. Eddie also oversees a team of lawyers with varying levels of experience and hourly rates.
As a divorced father of two children, Eddie knows first hand what’s at stake when counseling his clients. Eddie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Child Counseling, Inc. and Board of Governors of Leadership Palm Beach County.
Eddie is a past recipient of the Family Law Section Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award (2017), the Leadership Palm Beach County Leadership Excellence Award (2018) and most recently, the Families First of Palm Beach 2019 Harriet Goldstein Awardee (2019). In addition to practicing family law, Eddie is an author, lecturer, and community leader who supports a number of local civic and charitable organizations. His hobbies include Jiu Jitsu, cooking, yoga, and spending time with his family. Eddie is happily married to Jacquie and has two children, Christopher and Matthew, and they all call Palm Beach, Florida home.
Caryn A. Stevens is a Partner at the law firm of Stephens & Stevens, PLLC in West Palm Beach, where she focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of marital and family law. Prior to practicing law, Caryn spent over 12 years working in the mental health and counseling fields, as a mental health counselor in private practice, as a counselor for the Department of Children & Families, and later as an Elementary School Guidance Counselor. Caryn is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology, and her Masters and Specialist Degrees in Counseling & Human Services. Caryn received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, and received pro bono honors for her volunteer legal work.
In her prior work as a mental health counselor, Caryn had the unique opportunity to assist thousands of children, families and couples through difficult life circumstances, which allows her to bring a unique and compassionate perspective to the clients she represents. Caryn is a passionate advocate for her clients, and a skilled litigator in the courtroom.
In 2021, Caryn was honored with the prestigious Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award from the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, recognizing her outstanding pro bono services and significant volunteer community activities that improve the lives of Florida’s children and families. Caryn is a graduate of the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2019, and currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Leadership GROW program which empowers high school juniors to expand their leadership roles and build a foundation of involvement in the community. Caryn has also served as mentor with the Women of Tomorrow Program for the past six years, mentoring at-risk high school women to live up to their full potential.
Caryn is a native South Floridian, and currently lives in Palm Beach County with her Husband, David, and their adorable Mini Aussie, Emma. She is a passionate fan of the Florida State Seminoles, and in her spare time loves going to the theater and traveling the world.
Thomas R. Baker III, recently served 16 years as a General Magistrate for the 15th Judicial Circuit where he presided over thousands of evidentiary hearings and trials in the family division. Prior to becoming a family law magistrate, he practiced family law in Jupiter for 19 years. Baker is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and received his juris doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.
He is a member and past president of the Susan Greenberg Family Law Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches which recently recognized him with the 2022 Honorable John L. Phillips Professionalism Award. He has served as President of the North Palm Beach County Bar Association, member of the Palm Beach State College Business Partnership Council, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association.
Diana Minnocci joins the firm as a first-year associate, excited to begin her career among some of the most respected legal talent in the business. She received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where she was involved in research focusing on domestic violence response coordination and intervention strategies.
Diana also has a graduate degree in literature and a passion for fine art photography. A recent exile from the unpredictable weather of the Northeast, in her spare time she can often be found embracing the beautiful Florida sunshine while curled up with her rescue cat, book in hand.
Emily Golisch has been a paralegal since 2001, focusing solely on family and marital law since 2013. A Long Island, New York native, Emily relocated to South Florida after graduating high school. She received her undergraduate degree and completed her paralegal studies at Florida Atlantic University.
Emily has a vast knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing state and local laws, rules, and procedures associated with family law. She handles nearly all aspects of every case, helping to keep the clients’ costs down. Her positivity and likeability are assets when considering the often-toxic nature of family law. She greatly enjoys helping clients during difficult times of their lives and watching them grow and become happy, healthy, and whole again.
In her free time, Emily enjoys the arts and sciences. She frequents museums, the theater, concerts, and theme parks.
Yadira Romo was born in Texas, and has lived in Florida for nearly her entire life. Yadira has worked in the legal profession since 2005, in various areas of law including worker’s compensation, personal injury law, and family law. Since 2018, Yadira has been working solely as a legal assistant and paralegal in family law. She received her undergraduate degree in paralegal studies from Barry University. Yadira is also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish fluently.
Yadira likes to spend her free time with her family, and attend her children’s activities and sporting events. Yadira also loves going to all of the various theme parks.
Before joining the Stephens & Stevens team, Frank Block worked for years in banking, administration, and operations. Frank provides unique, concierge level service to both clients and colleagues. In previous roles, he has helped create guidelines and procedures for companies, strategize for success in marketing, and implement best practices for teams working towards long-term goals.
As a Legal Assistant, he provides case support by drafting and filing documents, facilitating communications between the attorneys and their clients, and working with the team to fill any gaps and make deadlines. While Frank is new to the Family Law world, he is excited to be learning from the best team in the business and grow with their guidance.
Frank is a native Floridian, having grown up in the West Palm Beach and Lake Worth areas. On weekends you might find him at the movie theater or a local Mom-and-Pop diner with his father.
Arianna (“Ari”) Sherrod is our newest addition to the Stephens & Stevens team. She is a native Floridian, having grown up in the Wellington and Lake Worth areas. In 2020, Arianna received her Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Management from the University of Central Florida. Her work background includes five years within the customer service industry, with two years of receptionist experience. During her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and family, go out, and explore new things. She is a dog lover and loves the arts, especially theatre. As our Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, Arianna manages the front desk by helping with our phone volume, scheduling and greeting clients, and assisting us with any work overflow as needed. With her being new to the legal field, Arianna cannot wait to see where this journey will take her.
Marian Saunders, a New Jersey native, received her undergraduate degree in marketing and management from Montclair State University. In 1983, Marian relocated to South Florida and began her legal career as a legal assistant focusing solely on personal injury law. In 2014, she became a paralegal in the areas of probate litigation and commercial litigation and simultaneously supervised a broad litigation calendar. At our firm, Marian happily oversees our extensive litigation calendar and assists with various overflow projects.
Marian is bilingual in English and Hungarian. In her leisure time, Marian enjoys traveling inside and outside the United States and spending time with her family (especially her mom, daughter and son-in-law) and her friends.