Announcement – Paralegal Michele Tawzer Presentation

On November 4, 2013, Certified Paralegal Michele Tawzer will present a lecture titled “Keys to Managing Financial Information” as part of the National Institute for Paralegal Education seminar titled “A Paralegal’s Guide – Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals.”

Announcement – Stetson Alumni Luncheon

On October 23, 2013, Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, Jennifer Ficarrotta, and Sarah E. Kay attended a Stetson Alumni Luncheon which included a presentation by Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz about the future of legal education. Click here to see a picture of Jennifer at the luncheon.


Announcement – 2014 Best Lawyers Publication

Sessums Black, PA is pleased to announce that Attorneys Caroline Black Sikorske, and Alex Caballero have been listed in the 2014 Best Lawyers publication for family law.  Congratulations Caroline, & Alex!

Announcement – 2013 Breast Cancer Walk

On October 19, 2013, Attorney Sarah Kay and Advanced Certified Paralegal Carol Dunlap participated in the 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Tampa as members of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers team.  Click here to see a picture of the team.  Click here to see a picture of the MB&C shirt.

Announcement – Paralegal Carol Dunlap Anniversary

On October 19, 2013, Advanced Certified Paralegal Carol Dunlap celebrated six years of outstanding service with Sessums Black, PA.  Congratulations, Carol!

IRS Publication 504 – Divorced or Separated Individuals

Recently separated or divorced individuals have a lot of things to think about, including how their new marital status may impact their federal taxes.  The Internal Revenue Service has published “Publication 504” which provides information and explanations relating to tax rules, general filing information, and deductions that apply for divorced or separated individuals.  Click on the link below to access the publication.  Reading an IRS publication is not a valid substitute for obtaining advice from a qualified tax advisor and you should consult one if you have questions.  Sessums Black, PA prides itself on providing individualized legal representation to clients before, during, and after their dissolution of marriage.

IRS Publication 504

Announcement – TBPA October 2013 Luncheon

On October 11, 2013, Paralegals Amy Anderson, Carol Dunlap, 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 “False Claims Act Challenges.”  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.

Planning for Parenting Time

Deciding how a child spends time with his/her parents who are no longer cohabiting can be difficult due to all the factors the parents should consider including the child’s age, personality, maturity level, special needs, and his/her relationship with siblings and friends.  The Supreme Court of Arizona has published a guide to help parents develop parenting plans specifically tailored to their children’s needs.  Click on the link below to download the guide.  The attorneys of Sessums Black, PA are experienced in assisting clients with all types of co-parenting issues.

Planning for Parenting Time

Announcement – Caroline Black Sikorske to Appear on Radio

On October 11, 2013 at about 3:00 PM (est) Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske will be appearing on the Tan Talk Radio Network program called “The Legal Forum”  to discuss family law.  Depending on where you are at, you can listen live at 1340AM, 1340AM, or 1400AM.  You can also listen to the show online by clicking on either of these links:  link 1 or link 2.  The station will make a podcast which will be available for download after the show airs.  Watch for an updated link for the podcast.

Click here for the podcast

(Depending on your internet speed, the podcast may take a few moments to start)

Announcement – HCBA Collaborative Law Section Luncheon

Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske spoke about the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Collaborative Law Section’s goals and work at the Section’s October 3, 2013 luncheon.  The Collaborative Law Section’s mission is to promote the Collaborative Law process to the public and legal profession as a viable and often preferred means of resolving divorces and other disputes between parties and through education to improve the practice skills and techniques of collaborative law professionals.

Announcement – Family Law Section 40th Anniversary

On September 28, 2013, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske and her husband, Jeff Sikorske, attended the Florida Bar Family Law Section 40th Anniversary Gala Event at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida.  The Gala Event celebrated the Family Law Section’s 40 years of serving the legal community and honored past Chairs of the Section, including Caroline.

Raising an Organized Child in a Blended Family

Daily life in households with members on differing schedules can be complicated.  Click on the link below to read one author’s suggestions on how to manage a blended family to promote harmony and organization amongst the members.  The attorneys at Sessums Black, PA are skilled at representing clients with co-parenting issues of all kinds.

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