Child Centered Residential Guidelines

It can be challenging for parents to craft parenting plans that meet the ever-changing developmental and psychological needs of their growing children.  The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers developed the Child Centered Residential Guidelines as a national model to assist parents, judges, lawyers, mediators, and parent educators in drafting child-centered residential guidelines which focus on the children’s unique best interests, in the hopes of helping to reduce parental conflict relating to timesharing of children.  Click on the link below to read the AAML’s Child Centered Residential Guidelines.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA are experienced in representing clients who are seeking to draft or modify parenting plans.

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17 Things to Say to your Kids after you Drop the Divorce Bomb

One of the most challenging things to transitioning a relationship can be talking to your children about it.  Click on the link below to reach one author’s suggestions on things you can say to your child to help him/her with the transition.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA are experienced in handling family law matters involving children of all ages.

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Helping your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way

Typically holidays are associated with happiness and fun, but children whose parents are newly separated or in the midst of litigation may be having a vastly different experience.  One book with suggestions on how parents can best support their children during what may be a stressful time is Helping your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman and Patricia Romanowski.  Click on the link below for more information.  Sessums Black PA believes in individualized representation because we understand that each client has unique needs.

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Announcement – Word Processor Mary Dougherty Anniversary

On November 17, 2015, Word Processor Mary Dougherty celebrated 29 years of outstanding service with Sessums Black, PA.  Congratulations, Mary!


Announcement – TBPA November 2015 Luncheon

On November 12, 2015, Paralegals Carol Dunlap, Lorri Rowell, 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 “Ethics” presented by the Hon. Christopher C. Nash of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida.  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 – Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta appointed to Grievance Committee

Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta has been appointed to The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13C from November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2018.  Sessums Black, PA believes that a successful combination as attorneys must include one’s public service. Congratulations, Jennifer!

10 Ways You Can Help Someone Going Through a Divorce

Friends and family are often anxious to help someone experiencing a change in relationship status but they often do not know how to best express their support.  Click on the link below to read one author’s ten suggestions on how to best support a loved on during what is likely one of the most difficult times of his/her life.  Sessums Black PA provides individualized, understanding, and responsive legal representation to clients facing changes in their relationship statuses.

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Announcement – Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Anniversary

On November 1, 2015, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske celebrated 26 years of exceptional service with Sessums Black PA.  Congratulations, Caroline!

Announcement – Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Presentation on Children’s Issues

On October 30, 2015, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske presented on Children’s Issues and Timesharing at The Florida Bar Basic Family Law seminar in Tampa.  Sessums Black PA values giving back to the legal community, supporting legal excellence through providing high-quality continuing legal education.