Postnuptial Agreements Becoming More Common, Signed After Couples Get Married

Married spouses interested in establishing their property and support rights and responsibilities should their relationship dissolve may enter into a postnuptial agreement.  Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements but executed after a couple’s wedding.  Click on the link below to read more about the growing trend.  The attorneys at Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are skilled in the negotiation and drafting of postnuptial and prenuptial agreements.

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Announcement – Alex Caballero member of Florida Bar Family Law Certification Committee

In September 2012 Attorney Alexander Caballero will begin his term on the Florida Bar Family Law Certification Committee.  Congratulations, Alex!

How to Help Your Child Cope with Divorce

When parents separate, it is stressful on everyone – particularly their children.  Below is a link to an article that provides an author’s seven suggestions to how to help children navigate the transition from living in one household to two.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are skilled in assisting clients with parenting plan, parental responsibility, and timesharing issues.

 

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Announcement – Alex Caballero member of 13th Judicial Nominating Committee

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Alexander Caballero has been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Thirteenth Judicial Nomination Committee.  Congratulations Alex!

Who’s Your Daddy? Mobile Truck Offers DNA Tests to Go

When couples seek to eliminate any doubts regarding paternity, DNA tests may assist.  Florida law permits courts to require a child, mother, and an alleged father to submit to scientific tests to determine a probability of paternity.  Click on the link below to read Florida Statute Section 742.12 which addresses scientific testing to establish paternity.  One company in New York City has begun offering DNA testing “on the go.”  Click on the link below to read more.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing exceptional legal representation to clients facing family law issues due to scientific testing results.

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Announcement – Sarah E. Kay member of HCBA Leadership Institute Class of 2013

Attorney Sarah E. Kay has been invited to join the Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute Class of 2013.  The Leadership Institute identifies and develops young attorneys of diverse backgrounds who have exhibited leadership potential.  Congratulations, Sarah!

Announcement – Frank J. Steinbeck, Jr. new paralegal

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to announce that Frank J. Steinbeck, Jr. has joined the firm as a paralegal.  Frank is a Florida Registered Paralegal with over five years of civil litigation experience.  Congratulations, Frank!

Disestablishment of paternity or termination of child support obligation

There are times when a man is erroneously established as father of a child.  Florida law permits the disestablishment of paternity or termination of child support obligation under certain circumstances.  Click on the link below to read the statute.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA pride themselves on providing professional and high quality legal services to their clients facing a wide range of paternity-related family law issues.  

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Announcement – August 2012 TBPA luncheon

On August 9, 2012, Paralegals Carol Dunlap, Kathy Mull, and Michele Tawzer attended the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc. monthly meeting as a part of their regular membership in the organization.  The meeting included a continuing education component focused on estate planning and wills.

Top 5 Regrets of Divorced People

Learning from other people’s mistakes can help someone avoid those same pitfalls.  A recent study revealed that most divorced people can narrow their past relationship regrets to five areas.  Click on the link below to read more about the study results. Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal representation to clients whose relationships have become irreconcilably broken despite their best efforts.

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Paternity Proceedings

Some people begin a family without marrying their partner.  When those relationships dissolve, the parties may choose to begin a paternity proceeding to establish a parenting plan, child support obligations, and resolve other issues that have arisen from the birth of their child or children.  Click on the link to read a portion of the Florida Statutes governing paternity proceedings.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are experienced in assisting clients facing paternity issues.

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For Paternity Leave, Sweden asks if Two Months is Enough

A newborn baby and his/her parents have a special bond which can be strengthened through increased time together.  Sweden currently permits fathers to take at least two months and up to 240 days of government-paid paternity leave to bond with their children and the government is considering extending those benefits even further.  Click on the link below to read more.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal representation to parents with paternity related family law issues.

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Hillsborough County Collaborative Family Law Practice Administrative Order

On July 31, 2012, Administrative Order S-2012-041 was entered for the  Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for Hillsborough County, Florida, outlining the roles, responsibilities, and procedures for the collaborative practice of family law.  Click on the link below to read the order.  Collaborative law is an alternative dispute resolution process that typically costs less, takes less time, causes less stress, and opens up possibilities normally not available through the traditional litigation of family law issues.  Attorneys Caroline Black, Alexander Caballero, and Jennifer Ficarrotta are all trained to assist clients in their efforts to achieve their goals through the collaborative family law process.

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