What Enduring Love Looks Like

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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A Primer on Communicating Effectively with Your Attorney

An attorney-client relationship can be powerful provided the communication between them is effective.  Click on the link below to read an article with seven tips on how to successfully communicate with your attorney.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta pride themselves on maximizing communication with their clients to provide superior legal services and counseling.

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United States Supreme Court Considers Family Law Ruling

The United States Supreme Court is considering Howell v. Howell, Docket No. 15-1031 which should addresses whether or not the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act preempts an Arizona state court’s ruling involving a veteran’s retirement pay.  Click the links below to see a summary of the case status and updates.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA are experienced in addressing family law matters involving veterans, active duty military, military reservists, military spouses, and former military spouses.

Howell v. Howell, Docket No. 15-1031

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Florida adopts new Collaborative Law

On March 24, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 967 titled “Collaborative Law Process Act” into law, making Florida the 14th state to offer Collaborative Divorce as an alternative to traditional litigation.  Collaborative Divorce is a method of reaching a resolution through cooperative strategies rather than adversarial techniques and court proceedings.  Although the attorneys at Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA continue to practice and are experienced in the traditional litigation-based dissolution of marriage, they are also trained and experienced in handling matters through Collaborative Law. Florida’s new Collaborative Law Process Act and more about Collaborative Divorce are available by clicking the links below.

Collaborative Law Process Act (HB 967)

Collaborative Divorce

What are the Top Relationship Dealbreakers?

Whether or not to end a relationship can be a difficult decision, particularly when the relationship has spanned over decades or involves young children.  Click on the link below to read one author’s observations of top reasons couples decide to part ways.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA prides itself on providing exceptional legal services to clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken.

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Florida marriage license applications changed to incorporate gender-neutral language

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2015, Florida marriage certificates and license applications were changed to read “spouse” and “spouse” instead of “bride” and “groom.”  Click on the link below to read more.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA stay abreast of the latest events in marital and family law to provide superior legal services to their clients.

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Florida Supreme Court Decides Hahamovitch Premarital Agreement Case

On September 10, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court decided the Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch case which resolved a conflict between district courts of appeals regarding interpretation of waivers of interest in marital claims and property rights within premarital agreements.  Click on the link below to read the opinion.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA pride themselves on staying abreast of the latest developments within Florida marital and family law.

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.  Click on the link below to read more.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA pride themselves on staying abreast of changes in local, state-wide, and national laws which affect their clients.

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7 Awful Reasons to Get Engaged

Holidays often inspire talks of engagement – but is the timing right to take the relationship to the next level?  Click on the link below to read one psychologist’s suggestions of seven situations when it may be best to postpone “the talk”.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are experienced in counseling and representing clients with all types of marital and family law concerns.

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The Bad Business of Marriage: Mergers and Prenups in a Changing World

Marriage not only joins two hearts, it also joins two people’s homes, families, and finances.  Click on the link below to read one author’s observations about the pros and cons to entering into prenuptial agreements (also known as premarital or antenuptial agreements) before saying “I do.”  The attorneys at Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are experienced at representing clients in the preparation and execution of premarital agreements.

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