Happy Holidays!

Sessums Black, PA wishes you and your family a safe and joy-filled holiday season!

Pro Bono and Reduced-Fee Legal Resources and Opportunities

Financial circumstances can limit an individual’s ability to secure private legal assistance.  Numerous pro bono (free) or reduced-fee legal organizations and opportunities exist throughout the Tampa Bay Area to help members of the local community with various legal issues.  Click here for a list.  Sessums Black, PA is proud to support and promote programs and projects that assist to the poor and disadvantaged of Tampa Bay.


First Florida Same-Sex Divorce Granted by Judge

On December 17, 2014, Broward County Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen granted the first divorce of a same-sex couple in Florida.  Judge Cohen also held Florida’s 2008 ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.  Click on the link to read more.  The attorneys of Sessums Black, PA are experienced in representing clients with all types of family law issues.

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Criticism, Avoidance, and Negativity: How They Destroy Love

It can be easy for toxicity to sneak into any relationship.  Identifying the cause is often the first step to recovery.  Click on the link below to read one psychologist’s suggestions on how to identify and address criticism, avoidance, and negativity.  Sessums Black, PA provides superior personal service to assist clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken despite their best efforts.

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Announcement – AAML Fellow Alex Caballero

Sessums Black, PA is thrilled to announce that Attorney Alex Caballero is now a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  The AAML was established in 1962 by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys “To provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.”  Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law.   Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske is also a AAML Fellow.  Congratulations, Alex!


Co-Parenting through the Holidays

Holidays are exciting and busy times, and things can become even more complicated when a child’s parents are living in separate households.  Click on the link below to read some suggestions on how to help children enjoy the best holiday celebration possible when celebrating in two homes.  Sessums Black, PA offers top-quality legal assistance to clients experiencing all types of co-parenting challenges.

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Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order re Parenting Coordination

On November 14, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an Administrative Order modifying procedural and registration requirements for Parenting Coordinators and court circuits throughout the State of Florida regarding the parenting coordination qualification process.  Click on the link below to read the administrative order.  The attorneys of Sessums Black, PA pride themselves on staying current on changes in law and procedures which may affect their clients.  For more on parenting coordination, click here.

Administrative Order SC14-64