Considerations for Armed Forces Members and their Families

Life changing events such as having a child, adopting a child, marriage, or divorce, may have an impact on military benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, or retirement pay for the military member or his/her dependents.  The U.S. Office of Personnel Management provides a website to discuss life events and their potential impact on military benefits.   Click on the link below to visit the website.  Sessums Black, P.A. prides itself on providing superior legal representation to clients facing family law issues pertaining to service in the armed forces.

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Temporary Timesharing And Child Support Modifications Due To Military Service

Co-parenting a child is challenging when the child’s parents live separately, even more so when one parent is in the military and has been activated, deployed, or temporarily assigned to military service and his/her orders materially affect his/her ability to comply with the established timesharing schedule.  Florida Statute Section 61.13002 was enacted to address such situations including, in some cases, permitting the military parent to designate a person or persons to exercise timesharing with the child on the parent’s behalf.  The attorneys of Sessums Black, PA are experienced in assisting clients who face family law issues relating to military service.

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Social Investigations or Parenting Plan Evaluations

During a dissolution of marriage or paternity proceeding, the court may be called upon to decide on a parenting plan or timesharing schedule when parents are unable to agree.  Florida law and Family Law Rules of Procedure allow a court to appoint a neutral professional to conduct a social investigation or parenting plan evaluation to aid the judge in determining the parenting plan or timesharing schedule in the children’s best interest.  Click on the links below to read Section 61.20, Florida Statutes, which addresses social investigations and Rule 12.363, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, which addresses parenting plan evaluations.  The attorneys of Sessums Black, PA are accomplished in representing clients whose cases involve all types of parenting plan and timesharing issues.

Section 61.20, Florida Statutes

Rule 12.363, Florida Fam. L. R. P.