Same-sex spouses have benefit rights

The U.S. Labor Department recently issued a statement affirming that legally married same-sex couples enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples.  This statement was part of a larger governmental effort to answer questions that have arisen since the Supreme Court’s June ruling which struck down part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.  Click on the link below to read an article detailing some of the impact the June ruling has had.  Sessums Black, PA prides itself on providing superior personal legal services to its clients who face all types of family law related issues.

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Baby boomer divorce rate doubles

A recent study has revealed that divorce rates for couples over 50 years of age have doubled in the past two decades.  In 1990 fewer than one in 10 people who divorced were 50 or over while in 2009 that number changed to one in four.  Click on the link below to read more about this trend.  The attorneys of Sessums Black, PA are skilled at representing clients of all ages facing a dissolution of marriage.

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Alimony reform advocates retooling legislation

Multiple attempts have been made over the past few years to revise Florida’s alimony laws.  Florida’s house and senate passed a bill last session that would have, among other things, modified existing alimony laws; however, the governor ultimately vetoed the bill.  Advocates for alimony reform are already working on proposed legislation for the upcoming legislative session.  Click on the link below to read an article discussing the efforts to reform alimony in Florida.  Sessums Black, PA prides itself on staying abreast of changes in Florida law and providing superior legal representation to clients with spousal support or alimony concerns.

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Announcement – TBPA September 2013 Luncheon

On September 12, 2013 Paralegals Amy Anderson, Carol Dunlap, Frank Steinbeck, and Michele Tawzer attended, as a part of their regular membership, the monthly meeting of the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association which included a continuing legal education component titled “Behind the Scenes:  The Role of the Paralegal in Trial Using Zimmerman as the Model.”  Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.’s mission includes establishing the standard for excellence in the paralegal profession through its work on the issues of regulation, ethics, and education.

Russian law proposes removing gay parents’ children

A draft law was recently presented in Russia to remove children from homosexual parents. This potential custody measure is among several other measures addressing the rights of homosexual individuals in Russia. Click on the link below to read an article providing more details. The attorneys of Sessums Black, PA pride themselves on providing superior legal representation to clients with all types of family law issues.

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Announcement – Paralegal Michele Tawzer Anniversary

On September 13, 2013, Certified Paralegal Michele Tawzer celebrated 9 years of top-quality service with Sessums Black, PA.  Congratulations, Michele!

Announcement – Advanced Certified Paralegal Carol Dunlap

Sessums Black, PA is pleased to announce that Paralegal Carol Dunlap has successfully completed the Advanced Paralegal Certification program provided by NALA on Child Custody earning her the designation of ACP (Advanced Certified Paralegal).  Congratulations, Carol!

Frank Steinbeck Jr. Celebrates Work Anniversary

On August 21, 2013, Paralegal Frank Steinbeck, Jr. celebrated one year of excellent service at Sessums Black, PA.  Congratulations, Frank!

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Announcement – Sarah E. Kay Anniversary

On August 7, 2013, Attorney Sarah E. Kay celebrated 7 years of superior service at Sessums Black, PA.  Seven years ago, Sarah began as a receptionist and worked her way up to her current position.  Congratulations, Sarah!