The Impact of Divorce on Young Children and Adolescents

Times of change can be taxing for all people – regardless of age.  This article provides insight into the perspectives of young children and adolescents during a dissolution of their parents’ marriage and suggests how parents may ease their children’s transition into a new family structure.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on skillfully assisting its clients in developing parenting plans unique to their families’ circumstances.

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FAQs about Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

A spouse’s retirement account or benefit may be divided during a dissolution of marriage proceeding.  A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is an order that, among other things, creates a right (or recognizes that a right exists) for a retirement plan participant’s spouse, former spouse, child, or other dependent (“alternate payee”) to receive a portion or all of the monies payable under the participant’s retirement plan.  Click on the link below to read the U.S. Department of Labor’s frequently asked questions (FAQs) about QDROs.  No matter the assets divided during equitable distribution, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing clients with exceptional legal representation.

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Florida Legislature Considering Changes to Equitable Distribution Laws

Florida’s Senate and House of Representatives are each considering bills that propose changes to, among other things, Florida’s laws governing equitable distribution.  The links below are to Florida’s Senate and House of Representatives websites which provide the latest news on each bill’s status.  As each person’s situation is unique, it is always best to consult with a licensed marital and family law attorney on how Florida’s equitable laws may affect your situation.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are well-informed on the current status of Florida’s equitable distribution laws and the impact they may have on each client’s case.

Boosting Mom’s Social Security Payments

Even after a divorce has been finalized, there are several considerations former spouses should make – particularly once they reach retirement age.  One of the considerations should be ensuring social security benefits are accurate.  This article discusses how a divorce may influence a former spouse’s social security payments.  Former spouses who think there are inaccuracies in their social security benefits should consult with a social security attorney.  The attorneys at Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are skilled at assisting clients of all ages consider the areas that a dissolution of marriage may impact.

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Florida Legislature Considering Changes to Alimony Laws

Florida’s Senate and House of Representatives are each considering bills that propose changes to, among other things, Florida’s laws governing alimony.  The links below are to Florida’s Senate and House of Representatives websites which provide the latest news on each bill’s status.  As each person’s situation is unique, it is always best to consult with a licensed marital and family law attorney on how Florida’s alimony laws may affect your situation.   The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are well-informed of the current status of Florida’s alimony laws and the impact they may have on each client’s case .

Wary divorce lawyer ties knot

Love can appear unexpectedly.  While assisting numerous clients transition from married life to singlehood, Attorney Caroline Black has recently transitioned from singlehood to married life.  There was no war – just roses for Caroline and her new husband, Jeff Sikorske, on December 30, 2011 as they tied the knot at the Tampa Yacht & Country Club.  Click on this link to read an article about the newlyweds’ romance and wedding which was featured in the Weddings section of the Tampa Bay Times on February 12, 2012.  Congratulations Caroline & Jeff!

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California Ban on Gay Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional

The topic of same-sex marriages is contentious.  A recent ruling by a federal court in California may be bringing the question one step closer to the  United States Supreme Court.  This article provides a summary of the recent events as well as the full text of the federal court’s ruling.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal service to its clients who come from all walks of life.

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Are You With the Right Mate?

There often comes a moment in every relationship, including marriages, when one of the spouses or partners questions their decision to be together.  This article explores a variety of aspects of relationships including what to do when the infatuation ends, whether someone is asking for too much, when a relationship should come to an end, the need for interpersonal discovery, and knowing when to hold ground and advocate for a desire.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing excellent legal representation to clients who have answered the question “Are you with the right mate?” with “No.”

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