Hope and Healing: Support Group for Women Transitioning through Separation and Divorce

Life transitions can be difficult to navigate and working through the transition with others facing similar circumstances may help.  Counselor-lead support groups for women transitioning through separation and divorce called “Hope and Healing” are being held July 5, 2016 – August 9, 2016 at the Costello Center in St. Petersburg.  Click on the link below for more information. The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA are experienced in providing personalized legal representation to clients facing a variety of family-related life transitions.

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Attorney Alex Caballero speaker at 2016 College of Advanced Judicial Studies

On May 23,2016 Attorney Alex Caballero participated in the 2016 College of Advanced Judicial Studies as a faculty member, speaking on the issues of Parenting Plans to judges from across the state.

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Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Speaker at Collaborative Seminar

On May 20, 2016, Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske presented on the “Four (of Many) Dysfunctions of a Collaborative Team” as part of a panel discussion at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  Although the attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA continue to practice and are experienced in the traditional litigated dissolution of marriage, they are trained in the collaborative divorce process, a cooperative model for resolving disputes without adversarial court proceedings.  Click on the link below to read more about collaborative law.

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Attorney Alex Caballero elected to Board of Directors of Hillsborough County Bar Association

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA is pleased to announce that Attorney Alex Caballero was elected to the 2016-2017 Hillsborough County Bar Association Board of Directors.  Congratulations, Alex!  Alex thanks everyone who supported him in his candidacy.

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Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta and Certified Paralegal Michele Tawzer to speak on family law

On June 10, 2016, Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta and Certified Paralegal Michele Tawzer will present at a continuing legal education seminar titled “Florida Family Law Practice for Paralegals.”  Jennifer will speak on the importance of the intake and client interview process.  Michele will speak about obtaining and evaluating financial information.    Click on the link below for more information and for event registration.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA has been devoted exclusively to the practice of marital and family law for over 30 years.

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Attorney Sarah E. Kay Sworn in as President Elect of Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers

On May 18, 2016, Attorney Sarah E. Kay was sworn in as President-Elect of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers and also recognized as recipient of the 2015 HAWL President’s Award.  Congratulations, Sarah!

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Florida will list both names of same-sex couples on birth certificates

On May 5, 2016, Florida’s Department of Health began instructing hospitals, birth centers and midwives to recognize both parents, regardless of their gender, on birth certificates.  Currently birth certificates still offer only the option of “mother” and “father”, however state officials state they expect a revised birth certificate to become available sometime in July.  Click on the link to read more.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA practice exclusively in the area of marital and family law, representing clients in a wide range of family law matters.

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Fathers’ Reflections on Great Britain’s Paternity Allowance Rules

On April 5, 2015, Great Britain changed its laws to allow fathers an equal opportunity to take an extended leave of absence from employment following the birth of a child.  Click on the link below to read the reflections of two fathers who took advantage of the extended leave and one who did not.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA provide qualified and personalized representation to clients involved in all aspects of the establishment, enforcement, or modification of a parenting plan.

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Woman in her 70s may be oldest ever to give birth

On April 19, 2016, a woman in India believed to be at least 70 years old gave birth to a son after two years of IVF treatment.  Click on the link below to read more.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA provides experienced legal representation and advice to clients in all areas of marital and family law.

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Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta appointed to Florida Bar Certification Committee

Incoming Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr. has appointed Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta as member of the 2016-2017 Florida Bar Certification Committee.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Appointed to Florida Bar Rules Committee

Incoming Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr. has appointed Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske as member of the 2016-2017 Florida Bar Rules Committee and committee liaison to The Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee.  Congratulations, Caroline!

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2016-2017 HCBA Board of Directors election concluding May 16, 2016

Attorney Alex Caballero of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA thanks all HCBA members who have voted in the 2016-2017 HCBA Board of Directors election and appreciates the support he has received in his candidacy.  Voting ends on May 16, 2016!

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Attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA support Lanse Scriven’s candidacy for President of The Florida Bar

While at the 38th Annual Institute of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on May 6, 2016, Attorneys Jennifer Ficarrotta, Andrew Reder, Caroline Black Sikorske, and Alex Caballero pose for a picture with Lanse Scriven, a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA support Governor Scriven’s candidacy for President of The Florida Bar.

One week left to vote for Attorney Alex Caballero for 2016-2017 HCBA Board of Directors

Today is May 6, 2016 and there is one week left to vote for the 2016-2016 HCBA Board of Directors!  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA Attorney Alex Caballero, would appreciate your support and vote.  If you are an eligible voter and have not yet received your on-line balloting instructions, please contact HCBA at hcbarsvp@hillsbar.com or (813) 221-7777.  Voting ends May 16, 2016!

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Attorney Alex Caballero candidate for 2016-2017 HCBA Board of Directors

The election for the 2016-2017 HCBA Board of Directors is underway!  Attorney Alex Caballero, a Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney, Fellow of the AAML, and active member of the HCBA and The Florida Bar, is a qualified candidate in this election.  Alex would appreciate your support and vote.  All eligible voters should have already received an e-mail with instructions for on-line voting.  If you are an eligible voter and have not yet received your e-mail, please contact HCBA at hcbarsvp@hillsbar.com or (813) 221-7777.  Voting ends May 16, 2016!  Thank you for your support and vote! Alex Caballero

Elections for 2016-17 HCBA Board of Directors Began

On May 2, 2016, the election for the 2016-17 HCBA Board of Directors began.  Attorney Alex Caballero, a Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney, Fellow of the AAML, and active member of the HCBA and The Florida Bar, is a qualified candidate in this election.  Alex would appreciate your support and vote. All eligible voters will receive an e-mail from intelliscaninc.com with instructions for on-line voting.  Eligible voters who do not receive an e-mail, please contact HCBA at hcbarsvp@hillsbar.com or (813) 221-7777.  Thank you for your support and vote!

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