Credit Freeze

Identity theft can have long-lasting implications.  In addition to requesting a fraud alert, concerned consumers can also request a credit freeze.  A credit freeze restricts access to the consumer’s credit report which may delay or prevent a thief from opening new accounts since many creditors need the report or information in the report before approving new credit.  More information on credit freezes and fraud alerts is available by clicking the link below to the Federal Trade Commission website.  Sessums Black PA prides itself on providing personalized representation and resources to its clients.

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Florida adopts new Collaborative Law

On March 24, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 967 titled “Collaborative Law Process Act” into law, making Florida the 14th state to offer Collaborative Divorce as an alternative to traditional litigation.  Collaborative Divorce is a method of reaching a resolution through cooperative strategies rather than adversarial techniques and court proceedings.  Although the attorneys at Sessums Black PA continue to practice and are experienced in the traditional litigation-based dissolution of marriage, they are also trained and experienced in handling matters through Collaborative Law. Florida’s new Collaborative Law Process Act and more about Collaborative Divorce are available by clicking the links below.

Collaborative Law Process Act (HB 967)

Collaborative Divorce

Announcement – Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske at AAML Mid-Year Meeting

March 16-18, 2016, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske attended the national Mid-Year Meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in Nassau, the Bahamas. This year’s national conference includes advanced an continuing education component focusing on discovering hidden and off-shore assets in divorce proceedings.

Atlantis Bahamas

Divorce and taxes: 4 tips for managing the 2016 tax season

As April 18, 2016 quickly approaches, many people’s focus turns to taxes. For people who have divorced at the start of 2016 or have a divorce proceeding pending, deciding how to handle the filing of 2015 taxes can be daunting if not overwhelming. Click on the link below to read one author’s tips as to how to navigate the tax season as a new or soon-to-be divorcee. The attorneys of Sessums Black PA are skilled at representing clients facing all types of family law-related legal issues.

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Announcement – Attorney Sarah Kay Technology Article

Attorney Sarah E. Kay’s article “Ten Mobile Apps to Upgrade your Practice” was published in the Winter 2016 edition of the Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator magazine.  Click on the link below to read the article.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA regularly incorporate technology in their practice of law to provide their clients with superior personalized representation.

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Announcement – Scheduling Assistant Sherrie Almand joins Sessums Black PA Team

On March 7, 2016, Sherrie Almand joined the Sessums Black PA team as a Scheduling Assistant.  Sherrie brings with her over 10 years of experience providing administrative support within the legal industry.  Please join Sessums Black PA in warmly welcoming Sherrie.

U.S. Supreme Court Reversed State Court Ruling which Refused to Recognize Same-Sex Adoption

On Monday, March 7, 2016, the United States Supreme Court struck down an Alabaman court ruling which did not recognize an adoption of a child to a same-sex couple.  Click on the link below to read the six page U.S. Supreme Court ruling.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA pride themselves on providing superior, personal service tailored to the unique family law needs of their clients.

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Announcement – Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske voted #y by her peers in Family Law

Sessums Black PA is thrilled to announce that Caroline Black Sikorske has been voted #1 by her peers in Family Law on Tampa’s Top Lawyer’s list as published in the 2016 Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers Edition.  Congratulations, Caroline!