Is a Prenuptial Agreement Really Important?

Today, divorce is a topic prevalent in our society. Whether it’s a peaceable split or an emotional breakup, there are always financial ramifications when dissolving a marriage. Depending on how well you have planned and managed your finances and wealth, these ramifications can turn into a complicated mess. While having an experienced lawyer can help […]

Sessums Is Taking Family Law to Sarasota, Florida

Sessums Law Group is known throughout the greater Polk County area of Central Florida as one of the top vehicle and accident lawyers in the business, but did you know we also specialize in family and marital law as well? We have recently opened up our newest office in the Sarasota area of Florida where […]

Sessums Law Group, Coming to a City Near YOU!

Sessums Law Group is excited to announce that we are growing and expanding our service area! We recently launched our newest Sessums Law Group office in Sarasota, Florida and we will be opening another office in south Tampa, Florida this March. This will give us the opportunity to serve more people in the Central Florida […]

Mark Sessums Earns Florida Top 100 Designation from Super Lawyers

Sessums Law Group, P.A. proudly announces that founding partner Mark A. Sessums has been named to the Florida Top 100 List of Marital and Family Lawyers compiled by Super Lawyers. Based on 12 criteria, this statewide honor is accorded to only a small percentage of Florida attorneys. Mr. Sessums has earned this recognition in each […]

We Work for YOU: Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer

When you are facing a legal situation and are in need of a lawyer, it can be easy to feel like you are the one being hired. The legal jargon, court dates and requirements, etc. can leave you feeling lost, and if you don’t have the right person representing you in court, you very well could be. […]

ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS

When confronted with a major legal issue, such as divorce, it is always best to consult with an attorney.  However, many people fear that they are unable to afford to hire an attorney.  In some cases, Florida law will require an opposing party to pay for, or contribute to, your attorney’s fees and costs after […]

FLORIDA FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS EXPLAIN PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY, TIMESHARING (VISITATION) AND CHILD SUPPORT

Florida courts no longer determine which parent will have “custody” or “primary custody” of a child. Instead, Florida courts will decide whether the parents should have shared “parental responsibility,” or whether one parent will have sole parental responsibility. Shared parental responsibility requires that both parents will still have full parental rights and responsibilities of the […]

Prenuptial Agreements in Florida

Section 61.079(2)(a), Florida Statutes, provides that a prenuptial agreement (also known as a premarital agreement) is an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage. A premarital agreement is a contract and can govern the parties’ finances in the event of a divorce. Section 61.079, Florida Statutes is […]