At the End of Your Case: How to Save Time, Money, and Future Litigation

The entry of a final judgment in a case may give a sense of conclusion, but typically there is additional work to be done to wrap up loose ends.  Click on the link below to read an article with things you should consider as your divorce case comes to an end.  The Attorneys of Sessums Black are experienced in providing high quality legal assistance in post-judgment matters.

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Supreme Court Amends the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar to accommodate the Collaborative Law Process

On May 18, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion amending the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar effective July 1, 2017 to accommodate the collaborative law process.  Click on the link below to read the Florida Supreme Court opinion.  Collaborative law is an alternative dispute resolution process which normally costs less time, money, and stress and affords participants increased opportunities to creatively resolve their differences.  Click here to read more about collaborative law.  Although the attorneys of Sessums Black continue to practice and are experienced in traditional litigation, they recognize the benefits, both financial and emotional, of not going to court.

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Is the proposed Florida Alimony Reform legislation dead for 2017?

There is pending legislation to significantly modify Florida’s alimony laws in both the house and the senate.  However, it appears that both bills have died or are about to die in legislative committees.  Click on the links below to read an article summarizing the current status of each bill and also to read the contents of each bill.  The attorneys of Sessums Black pride themselves on staying abreast of pending legislation which may affect their clients.

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Senate Bill 412

House Bill 283

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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United States Supreme Court Considers Family Law Ruling

The United States Supreme Court is considering Howell v. Howell, Docket No. 15-1031 which should addresses whether or not the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act preempts an Arizona state court’s ruling involving a veteran’s retirement pay.  Click the links below to see a summary of the case status and updates.  The attorneys of Sessums Black PA are experienced in addressing family law matters involving veterans, active duty military, military reservists, military spouses, and former military spouses.

Howell v. Howell, Docket No. 15-1031

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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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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!

Enforcement and Modification of Support Maintenance, or Alimony Agreements or Orders

Once a final judgment has been entered and the period for an appeal has passed, that order is considered final.  Should a party seek to litigate an issue that has arisen after entry of a final judgment, it is called a post judgment proceeding.  Click on the link below to read a Florida Statute discussing the enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders.  The attorneys of Sessums Black, PA are experienced in representing clients on a variety of post judgment family law proceedings.

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