Frequently Asked Questions
The following are answers to some general questions often asked by clients. However, each person’s circumstances are different. Please call Sessums Law Group, P.A. to discuss the specifics of your case with an experienced attorney.
The firm has three locations for the convenience of our clients. Call the Lakeland office at 877-826-5630, the Sebring office at 863-658-4796, the Sarasota office at 941-315-4293 or contact us online to discuss how our attorneys can help you.
- I was injured through no fault of my own. Can I file a personal injury action?
- Do I need to hire an attorney?
- How much does it cost to get a divorce?
- How much child support will I have to pay, if any? How is this determined?
- How often should I update my will?
- What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
I was injured through no fault of my own. Can I file a personal injury action?
Yes, if you or a loved one is injured by another’s negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct, you may be able to seek compensation from the negligent party and their insurers.
Do I need to hire an attorney?
Yes, representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer can help level the playing field with big companies and their insurers. Remember, they have well-paid lawyers looking out for their interests.
How much does it cost to get a divorce?
The cost of a divorce is determined by the issues of each individual case. It is important at all stages of your case to be mindful of the potential expense involved.
How much child support will I have to pay, if any? How is this determined?
Child support is determined based on a formula set out by statute. This formula uses factors including the number of minor children, income of both mother and father, cost of health insurance for the children, cost of daycare, etc. Many equitable considerations are involved in setting child support, and it is important to have an experienced attorney involved who understands these legal issues such that an appropriate amount of child support is determined under the circumstances of the case.
How often do I need to update my will?
Your will should be reviewed by a licensed attorney and updated any time there has been a significant change in your personal life or financial situation. A significant change may be the death of a beneficiary, marriage, divorce, or a move to a different state. Have your attorney review your will at least every five years to ensure that it is consistent with current laws.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is the severity of the crime and the penalty imposed. A misdemeanor is generally a crime where the maximum penalty is one year or less in jail and fines of up to $2,500. Conviction of a felony in state court can result in jail or prison time for more than one year, up to $25,000 in fines, and other serious legal repercussions.