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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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.

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What makes families resilient?

It can be easier to thrive in good times, but how do families thrive when things are not going as planned?  Click on the link below to read about how some families not only bounce back from adversity but also grow from it.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta focus exclusively on marital and family law so they can help parents work towards resiliency during major family transitions.

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How to Co-Parent with a Narcissist

Raising children is a joy as well as a challenge.  Child-rearing challenges can be amplified when one or both of the parents face mental health issues; however, they are not insurmountable when adaptations and support mechanisms are in place. Click on the link below to read one psychologist’s suggestions on effective co-parenting with someone diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta are experienced in providing high quality legal services to clients facing all types of co-parenting challenges.

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Parenthood for Working Parents

Becoming a parent is among the largest of life changes which can be further complicated when one or both of the parents work outside the home.  Click on the links below to read articles about family leave and other challenges new working-parents face.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA pride themselves on providing superior, personalized service to assist their clients’ unique family law needs.

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Apps that Aim to Give Parents ‘Superpowers’

Devices like smartphones and tablets are becoming commonplace in everyday activities.  This now includes helping parents improve their parenting skills.  Click on the link below to read an article about apps that are being developed to help families bond and children grow.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA pride themselves on providing superior legal representation and counseling to clients experiencing all types of co-parenting issues.

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What’s the Best (and Worst) Age to get Married?

Deciding to tie the knot can be a difficult decision and there are many factors to consider – including each future spouse’s age.  Click on the link below to read one professional’s observations regarding recent trends relating to age, marriage, and divorce.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA provide experienced legal representation to clients of all ages whose marriages have become irretrievably broken.

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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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17 Things to Say to your Kids after you Drop the Divorce Bomb

One of the most challenging things to transitioning a relationship can be talking to your children about it.  Click on the link below to reach one author’s suggestions on things you can say to your child to help him/her with the transition.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA are experienced in handling family law matters involving children of all ages.

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Helping your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way

Typically holidays are associated with happiness and fun, but children whose parents are newly separated or in the midst of litigation may be having a vastly different experience.  One book with suggestions on how parents can best support their children during what may be a stressful time is Helping your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman and Patricia Romanowski.  Click on the link below for more information.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA believes in individualized representation because we understand that each client has unique needs.

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10 Ways You Can Help Someone Going Through a Divorce

Friends and family are often anxious to help someone experiencing a change in relationship status but they often do not know how to best express their support.  Click on the link below to read one author’s ten suggestions on how to best support a loved on during what is likely one of the most difficult times of his/her life.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA provides individualized, understanding, and responsive legal representation to clients facing changes in their relationship statuses.

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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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True romance? Why this couple is getting divorced on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day inspires many to travel to indulgent locations to celebrate love and romance.  One couple is traveling to a New York Resort & Spa on Valentine’s Day 2015 to finalize their divorce.  Click on the link to read more.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA exclusively focuses its practice on marital and family law which includes assisting clients in dissolving marriages according to their unique circumstances and needs.

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How to Turn Resolutions into Results

Many people begin the new year with the tradition of goal-setting, but the biggest challenge lies in turning those goals into reality.  Click on the link below to read one expert’s five-step approach to turning resolutions into results.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are experienced in representing clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken despite their resolutions and best efforts.

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Criticism, Avoidance, and Negativity: How They Destroy Love

It can be easy for toxicity to sneak into any relationship.  Identifying the cause is often the first step to recovery.  Click on the link below to read one psychologist’s suggestions on how to identify and address criticism, avoidance, and negativity.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA provides superior personal service to assist clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken despite their best efforts.

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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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How to maintain a satisfying marriage with children

The birth of a child is a life-changing event which can cause long-lasting unanticipated effects, particularly on the relationship between the child’s parents.  Many studies have shown marital satisfaction decreasing after the birth of the first child and not rebounding until the last child leaves home.  Click on the link below to read an article discussing ways to maintain a healthy marriage with children.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are experienced in representing clients whose marriages have become irretrievably broken despite their best efforts.

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A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope with the Trials of Aging

As people age, chronic illnesses can make it tough to keep the romantic spark alive.  One study has revealed that people can reduce the stress of illness and aging through increased physical intimacy.  Click on the link below to read the article.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA takes pride in offering superior, personal service to clients whose relationships have become irreversibly broken despite their best efforts.

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Worsening U.S. Divorce Rate Points to Improving Economy

Recent trends are showing birth rates and divorce rates on the rise which are indicative if an improving economy.  Click on the link below to read an article about the phenomenon.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA dedicates itself to professional and high quality legal services for clients facing all types of family law issues.

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Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages

The 2010 census reveals that one in ten marriages between opposite-sex couples is between a husband and wife of differing races or ethnicities.  This represents a 28% increase since 2000.  Click on the link below to read a report about the growing trend of interracial marriages.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA strive to stay abreast of all types of trends that may affect, influence, or involve their clients.

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Colorado ballot measure proposes education classes to marry

A California based group called “Kids Against Divorce” has proposed a ballot measure which, if successful, would require all Colorado brides- and grooms-to-be to attend at least 10 hours of pre-wedding marriage education classes.  The required class time would increase to 20 or 30 hours for those marrying for the second or third times respectively.  Click on the link to read more about the initiative.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA take pride in providing top-quality legal representation to clients whose marriages are irretrievably broken regardless of the pre-marriage education or counseling they received.

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Love and Power

Enjoying a healthy relationship with someone requires work, dedication, and, most recently, equally shared power.  Click on the link below to read more of one author’s account of how sharing power in a relationship can be the path to achieving intimacy.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA pride themselves on providing top-quality legal assistance clients whose relationships have come to an end for any number of reasons.

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Your gut can tell you if your marriage will be happy

One new study suggests that a person’s gut can tell him/her whether or not he/she is happy in a relationship, even if that person cannot or will not admit those feelings on a conscious level.  Click on the link below to read more about the study.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing top quality legal representation to clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken, whether their gut predicted the outcome or not.

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Building & Repairing Trust: Keys to a Sustainable Relationship

Fulfilling the vow “till death do us part” can be difficult when a spouse feels betrayed.  Click on the link to read one author’s suggestions on how trust can be repaired and rebuilt.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing top quality legal representation to clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken for any number of reasons.

Contemplating Divorce: Break Ups are Harder and Easier Today Thanks to Social Media

Social media, such as websites like Facebook and Twitter, provide an almost constant connection to others which can both simplify and complicate the end to a relationship.  Click on the link below to read one other’s observations on how social media can help and hurt break ups.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are skilled in representing individuals whose relationships have ended due to social media or any other number of reasons.

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Marriage Survival Guide for Tough Times

Marriage vows typically include a promise to be committed to each other “for better or for worse.”  It can be easy for a relationship to thrive during the better times, but when circumstances get tough, marriages can suffer.  Click on the link below to read two authors’ seven suggestions of how to promote a marriage’s survival during the more difficult times of life.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA strives to provide superior legal services to clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken despite their best efforts in better and worse times.

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Want Love? Ways to Improve Emotional Competence

Maintaining a successful relationship with another person requires a lot of work.  Click on the link below to read an article with one author’s suggestions on how to enjoy an enduring relationship through improving emotional competence.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing top quality legal representation to clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken despite their best efforts.

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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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Wedding Fever: 6 Tips for a Happy Wedding

With the start of the summer upon us, peak wedding season is about to begin.  Click on the link below to read one author’s suggestions of six things you can do to promote a healthy relationship and happy occasion as you exchange vows.  The attorneys at Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are skilled at representing clients who have been unable to realize the coveted happily ever after despite their best efforts.

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Love heals!

Love is a strong emotion that can impact not only your emotional health, but your physical health as well.  Click on the link below to read one author’s observations on ways that love promotes healthy living and suggestions on how to incorporate love into your everyday life.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal representation to clients with various family law issues.

Renew your relationship in the new year

Hopes for a fresh start often accompany the beginning of a new year.  The article below provides suggestions for small things that can be done to help rekindle a waning relationship.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal representation to clients when the flames in their relationships have become irreversibly extinguished despite all efforts to relight them.  Read More

5 Conversations to Have Before Marriage

Proposal season has begun.  Before the big question is popped, it is important to ensure your significant other Mr. or Ms. Right.  The article below suggests five topics to be discussed before exchanging “I dos” to help with that determination.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal representation to clients whose relationships have become irretrievably broken despite their best efforts.

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Ten Zen Things to Save your Marriage

Many distressed marriages can be healed with a few simple changes.  The article below provides one author’s list of five things that can be done and five things that should not be done to revive a troubled relationship.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are experienced in assisting clients whose marriages have become irreconcilably broken regardless of the changes made.

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When There Isn’t Enough to Go Around: Trench Warfare in Relationships

There are times when couples reach an impasse in their relationship.  The “if you loved me” thinking can be filled with endless possibilities in which each person believes the other does not care or is being unreasonable.  Click on the link bleow to read an article that includes some suggestions on how to call a truce and get out of the trenches.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are skilled in representing clients whose relationships did not survive an impasse.

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10 Reasons to Leave a Relationship

There are times when a person begins to question if a relationship has become irretrievably broken.  Click on the link below to read an article outlining one professional’s list of ten reasons he would consider a relationship unworkable.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA pride themselves on providing superior legal representation to clients whose relationships have become irreparable.

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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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Relationship Secrets: When to Tell or Not to Tell

While strong emotional and physical connections help most couples enjoy successful long-term relationships; complete honesty may not be necessary for their intimacy.  This article provides a list of five commonly kept secrets and suggestions on whether or not they should maintain their classified status.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are experienced in helping clients resolve their family law issues which have arisen from their relationships of all natures and lengths.

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7 Ways to Create More Love in Your Relationship

Although physical fitness has dominated recent headlines with the growing obesity epidemic, emotional and relationship fitness are equally important. This article offers tips to increase the energy that will help develop loving and enduring bonds.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing top quality legal representation to its clients whose relationships have become irreconcilably broken despite their best cultivation efforts.

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The Marriage Proposal to Beat: Portland Actor Gets 60 Friends and a Family to Help Pop the Question

Marriage proposals are as unique as the people getting engaged. Click on this link to watch a video of a marriage proposal made via live lib-dub with the help of 60 dancing friends and family members. The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA are skilled in the negotiation, preparation, and execution of premarital agreements for their clients whose marriage proposals have been accepted.

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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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Keep Love Alive

Marriage is one of the few things in life that can offer a large return on investment regardless of the economy.  This article shares some ideas on how to cultivate the long-term growth of love within a marriage.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA offers superior legal representation to clients whose marital differences have become irreconcilable despite the investments made.

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Oops! 10 Things You Forgot to Mention at the Altar

The majority of brides and grooms recite the standard promises at the altar to love and cherish in good times and in bad, but what does that mean once the honeymoon is over?  This article provides ten suggested practical promises couples can make to each other to keep the love alive long after the wedding bells have chimed.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA provides top-quality legal representation to clients whose marriages have become irreconcilable regardless of the promises made.

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Behind Every Great Woman

Gender roles in relationships are being redefined as more women advance their careers.  This article discusses the ever-increasing phenomenon of marriages comprised of career-oriented women and domestic-oriented men and how these marriages are reinventing societal norms.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA’s attorneys are skilled at representing clients who fulfilled all types of roles in their martial relationships.

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Seventeen 5-Minute Marriage Makeovers

Everyday things like having fun, connecting, or showing that you care can make or break a relationship.  This article offers seventeen suggestions for quick and easy things to do to keep your relationship fresh and alive.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA’s attorneys are skilled at representing clients whose marriages have become irretrievably broken due to ordinary or extraordinary things.

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Should Your Marriage Be Saved?

Maintaining a healthy long-term relationship with someone can be challenging.  This article provides five suggestions for keeping the spark alive through all seasons of life.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing excellent legal representation to its clients whose marital embers have become irreversibly extinguished

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Marriage Proposals: 10 Holiday & New Year’s Eve Ideas

The holidays can provide a magical setting to “pop the question.”  The article below provides 10 festive ideas for holiday marriage proposals.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA’s attorneys are skilled in the negotiation, preparation, and execution of premarital agreements for its clients whose holiday proposals have been answered with a “Yes!”

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Can Your Marriage Survive the Holidays?

Although the holidays are a period of excitement and anticipation, they can, at times, be stressful.  The article below offers a few simple suggestions on how to promote peace and delight for the entire family throughout this season.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA wishes everyone happy and harmonious holidays.

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How to Best Acknowledge a Divorce

The holidays have come to represent a time to catch up with friends and family.  Below is an article that provides some suggestions on how to best react if you learn through the grapevine that a friend or loved one’s marriage is coming to an end.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA strives to provide superior legal representation to those facing all types of family law issues in all seasons of life.

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Utah Wife Posts Video Game-Obsessed Husband For Sale on Craigslist

Relationships can be challenging, particularly when one spouse’s hobby interferes with his or her quality time with the other spouse.  Click on the link below to read about the extreme step one wife took to vie for her husband’s attention.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal representation to clients whose marriages have become irreconcilably neglected.

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5 Financial Mistakes that Ruin Your Marriage

Regardless of economic conditions, some things remain constant, like, for example, money serving as a source of friction in marriages.  The article below explores five areas where money commonly creates marital discord.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA’s attorneys are skilled in assisting clients whose financial differences with their spouses have become irreparable.

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Will Money Destroy Your Marriage?

Communication regarding finances can be tricky waters to navigate.  Even so, recent surveys have shown that, while a majority of spouses spend money without their partners’ knowledge, the financial dishonesty has affected their relationships.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA’s attorneys are experienced in representing clients when financial deception or dissipation has irreconcilably impaired the marriage.

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How to Speak Up and When To Keep Silent

Knowing when and how to effectively communicate helps a relationship thrive.  Here are two articles with advice on how to speak up and when to keep silent.  The first one is titled “Whine Away: How to Complain Effectively In any Situation” and the second one is “When to Keep Mum:  9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Husband.”  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA strives to assist its clients when they are experiencing breakdowns in family communication.

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How Divorce Lost Its Groove

Divorce statistics have followed a steady downward slope since their 1980 peak.  A 2010 study reveals that currently only 11 percent of college-educated Americans divorce within the first 10 years, compared with almost 37 percent of the rest of the population.  No matter where its clients fall within the statistics, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta PA makes every effort to provide them with exceptional legal representation.

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In movies, no marriage woes are irreconcilable

Although movies may depict most relationships as salvageable, that may not always be the case. Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal representation for persons facing all types of marital and family law issues when their stories don’t have a happily ever after ending.

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To Save a Marriage, Split Up?

When you are experiencing a time of uncertainty in your relationship, make sure your rights are protected no matter the outcome.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing superior legal assistance to our clients who may be facing challenges in any area of marital and family law including paternity, parenting plans, premarital agreements, divorce, and post-judgment issues.

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Top 10 Reasons for Divorce in America

Although couples work hard at preserving their marriage, sometimes its end is inevitable.  Click on the link below to see author Warren Alder’s (of “The War of the Roses”) top 10 reasons for divorce in America.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on its superior, personal service to its clients who are facing divorce.

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Best poverty-fighting tool isn’t a government program; it’s marriage

A study of Minnesota data by the Heritage Foundation found that marriage is a better program for addressing poverty than what a government could provide.

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