Announcement – Caroline Black Sikorske Presentation

On September 30, 2015, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske spoke at the Hillsborough County Bar Association Marital and Family Law Section Luncheon on “Proactive Management of the Family Law Practice.”  Congratulations, Caroline!

Florida marriage license applications changed to incorporate gender-neutral language

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2015, Florida marriage certificates and license applications were changed to read “spouse” and “spouse” instead of “bride” and “groom.”  Click on the link below to read more.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA stay abreast of the latest events in marital and family law to provide superior legal services to their clients.

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Announcement – Attorneys Jennifer Ficarrotta and Sarah E. Kay Adjunct Professors of Law

Sessums Black PA is pleased to announce that Attorneys Jennifer Ficarrotta and Sarah E. Kay are investing in the future of Florida’s family law practitioners as Adjunct Professors of Law for the Family Law course during the Fall 2015 semester at Stetson University College of Law.  Congratulations, Jennifer & Sarah!

Attorneys Jennifer Ficarrotta and Sarah E. Kay

Announcement – Attorney Sarah E. Kay Collaboratively Trained

On September 12, 2015, Attorney Sarah E. Kay completed the Introductory Collaborative Family and Civil Practice Training, a two-day intensive introductory training course in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice which meets or exceeds standards set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  Congratulations, Sarah!


Announcement – September TBPA Luncheon

On September 10, 2015, Paralegals Carol Dunlap, Shannon Morlan, and Michele Tawzer, as a part of their regular membership, attended the monthly meeting of the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association which included a legal education component titled “In-House Counsel and the Paralegal.”  The Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.’s mission includes establishing the standard of excellence in the paralegal profession through its work on issues of regulation, ethics, and education.


Announcement – Anniversary of Certified Paralegal Michele C. Tawzer

On September 13, 2015, Certified Paralegal Michele C. Tawzer celebrated 11 years of top-quality service at Sessums Black, PA.  Congratulations, Michele!

Florida Supreme Court Decides Hahamovitch Premarital Agreement Case

On September 10, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court decided the Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch case which resolved a conflict between district courts of appeals regarding interpretation of waivers of interest in marital claims and property rights within premarital agreements.  Click on the link below to read the opinion.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA pride themselves on staying abreast of the latest developments within Florida marital and family law.

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Whose Time is it Anyway? Developing a Sensible Parenting Plan

One of the most challenging decisions for separating parents is how their children will share their time with each parent.  Click on the link below to read an article published in a recent ABA Family Law Section Family Advocate which includes a list of suggested considerations for developing a parenting plan that fits a family’s unique needs.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA are experienced in advocating for clients facing a variety of parenting issues.

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Announcement – Attorney Andrew D. Reder Member of HCBA Leadership Institute

Sessums Black PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Andrew D. Reder has been accepted into the Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute Class for 2015-2016.  The HCBA Bar Leadership Institute aims to identify and develop young attorneys of diverse backgrounds who have the potential to grow into future leaders.  Congratulations, Andrew!

Announcement – Alex Caballero Presentation on Use of Expert Advice

On August 27, 2015, Attorney Alex Caballero and CPA Mike Lewis presented a seminar entitled “Using Your Expert’s Advice in Crafting Better Discovery.”  The webinar was sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Florida Chapter.  Both Alex and Mike advised on how to properly craft discovery requests, and how to sift through the abundance in responses to hone in on the necessary information needed to best present your case.  Congratulations, Alex!