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Dealing with Changes to Custody and Visitation Arrangements Caused by COVID-19

Divorced parents are accustomed to raising children amidst changing circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us have never seen before. Stay at home orders have imposed strict limits on the way we live and complicated many custody and visitation arrangements. We cannot be sure when daily life will more closely […]

How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they […]

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation […]

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 […]

Missing: How to Prepare Yourself, and Your Kids, for The Unthinkable

Here in Central Florida, news stations have been broadcasting reports of a local 11-year old from Brandon that has been missing since 5 a.m. on February 15th. Jenna Irmler was last seen in her home around 9 p.m. on the 14th, and was discovered missing the next morning. Sadly, she suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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