Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske speaker at AAML Institute

Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske spoke on Pyscho-Social Issues Impacting Co-parenting and Case Management with Dr Deborah Day and Dr Jan Faust at the AAML Institute on Friday May 4, 2018 in Orlando. Caroline presented tips and techniques on how to manage clients with psychological or mental health issues that impair the attorney’s ability to communicate with and effectively advocate for their clients.  Caroline is a Fellow in the AAML and past president of the Florida Chapter.

Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta appointed to continue serving on Certification Committee

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is pleased to announce that Attorney Jennifer Ficarrotta has been appointed to continue serving on The Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Certification Committee in the 2018-2019 bar cycle.  The Committee is responsible for reviewing applications to determine if applicants meet the requirement to become a Board Certified Attorney in Marital and Family Law and in writing and grading the examinations applicants are required to pass in order to become board certified.  The Committee consists of 9 members and meetings are held throughout the State of Florida. SBCF is proud of Jennifer’s dedication to promoting excellence in the legal profession.

 

 

Attorney Alex Caballero to Complete Term on Board Certification Committee

In June 2018, Attorney Alex Caballero will conclude his six year term on the Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Certification Committee, including a year as Chair.  The Committee is responsible for reviewing applications to determine if applicants meet the requirement to become a Board Certified Attorney in Marital and Family Law and in writing and grading the examinations applicants are required to pass in order to become board certified.  The Committee consists of 9 members and meetings are held throughout the State of Florida.  Congratulations, Alex!

Attorney Alex Caballero Appointed to The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee

On April 18, 2018, Florida Bar President Michelle R. Suskauer appointed Attorney Alex Caballero to the Professional Ethics Committee beginning July 1, 2018. The Professional Ethics committee is charged with the duty of answering ethics inquiries from members of the Bar concerning the inquirer’s own proposed conduct. The committee reviews informal advisory opinions issued by Florida Bar ethics department attorneys. Additionally, the committee publishes formal advisory opinions to guide bar members in interpreting and applying the ethics rules. A formal opinion is published in accordance with Board of Governors approved procedures as a proposed advisory opinion to which Bar members may submit comments.  Congratulations, Alex!

A Divorce Lawyer’s Tips on Staying Together

Staying married can be a challenge.  Click on the link below to read an interview with a divorce lawyer who provides suggestions on how to make a marriage last.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta take pride in providing high quality legal counseling and representation for clients with all types of family law issues.

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Remarriage after Half-Century of Divorce

Time can heal wounds and cultivate wisdom.  Click on the link below to read an article about a couple who, after a half-century has passed since their divorce, are heading back down the aisle to marry each other and their suggestions on how to make marriages last.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta are skilled in representing clients in all areas of marital and family law including premarital agreements and dissolutions of marriage.

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Caroline Black Sikorske Voted #1 Family Law Attorney by Tampa Magazine

Caroline Black Sikorske was voted #1 Family Law Attorney by Tampa Magazine! Voted #1 by her peers, Caroline Black Sikorske was selected to achieve this high honor. We are proud of Caroline and her excellent skills in representing her clients.

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta Sponsors Annual Easter Seals Fundraiser

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta was proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the annual Easter Seals “A Pair to Remember” fundraiser and charity auction on Friday, March 23, 2018. Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education and outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our community. SBCF is honored to support this valuable community organization.

 

Attorney Caroline Black Sikorske Presenting at AAML 40th Annual Institute

Caroline Black Sikorske is honored to be selected to present at the AAML 40th Annual Institute in Orlando, FL on May 4, 2018. Caroline will be speaking on “Psycho-Social Issues as They Impact Co-Parenting and Attorney Case Management.” Her co-presenters include two nationally recognized experts in the field of Psychology, Dr. Debra Day, Psy.D., and Dr. Jan Faust, Ph.D.

Caroline Black Sikorske at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Competitive Edge Series

Caroline Black Sikorske participated as a panelist in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Competitive Edge Series. The March edition of the Series featured leaders of the 2017 Small Business of the Year winners. The panelists shared experiences regarding their businesses, challenges, keys to success and their insight regarding the Small Business of the Year application and evaluation process. Caroline shared that SBCF’s biggest asset is its people, a dedicated group of caring professionals who represent the Firm’s core values.

Dear Mom & Dad: Voice of the Child of Divorce

Transitioning out of a relationship can be difficult not only for the couple, but also for their children. Click on the link below to see a video providing insight from one child of his parents’ divorce and how it affected him. The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta pride themselves on providing personal service to assist clients and their children during all types of family transitions.

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Digital Spying and Divorce in the Smartphone Age

With the advances of technology, changes in how people use technology and, consequently, changes in evidence in court cases. Click on the links below to read an article about how technology is being used by divorcing or separated couples and an article about what to do if spyware comes up in your relationship. The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta provide high quality legal services by staying abreast of changes in the law and technology which may affect their clients or cases.

Digital Spying and Divorce in the Smartphone Age

What to do if Spyware Comes Up In Your Relationship

App Available to Assist pro se litigants in Florida Family Law Cases

Navigating Florida’s court system without the guidance of a qualified Florida Family Law Attorney can be daunting.  The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice has created a Florida Courts Help App for pro se litigants which, among other things, allows users to complete Florida Supreme Court-approved family law forms, provides links and contact information to help centers for pro se litigants throughout Florida, and has user-friendly instructions on family law procedures in Florida courts.  The App is available at the Apple Store, Google Play, and Amazon App store.  Click on the link below to read an article from The Florida Bar News about the App.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta pride themselves on providing superior, personal service to assist their clients in helping them reach their goals by providing high quality legal services.

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