Certified Paralegal Michele C. Tawzer Anniversary

On September 13, 2016, Certified Paralegal Michele Tawzer celebrated 12 years of top-quality service with Sessums Black PA.  Congratulations Michele!

Michele C. Tawzer

Attorney Jennifer A. Ficarrotta Appointed to Family Law Certification Committee

Sessums Black PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta has been appointed by President William J. Schifino, Jr. of The Florida Bar to serve on the Family Law Certification Committee for a 2016-2019 term.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

Jennifer A. Ficarrotta

A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping

With all the advances in technology and transportation, international parental kidnapping can be a concern.  The U.S. Department of Justice recently published A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping which describes resources available to left-behind family members.  Click on the link to access the publication.  Sessums Black PA provides individualized legal services and counseling to clients facing any number of family law-related issues.

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NY Court Redefines Who is a Parent

New York’s highest court recently redefined parenthood, holding that, going forward, a partner can seek visitation and custody if it is shown “by clear and convincing evidence that the parties agreed to conceive a child and to raise the child together” and also recognized that in certain circumstances a person would be entitled to custody if he/she came into a child’s life after birth.  Click on the link below to read an article about the recent decision.  As part of their pursuit of legal excellence, the attorneys of Sessums Black PA remain abreast of trends in the law which would affect their clients.

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The Hague Convention on International recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

On August 30, 2016, President Obama signed a ratification of the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance which will establish uniform procedures for the processing of international child support cases.  Click on the link below to read the White House Press Release regarding the treaty.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA pride themselves on providing top quality legal services to clients with all forms of family law issues.

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