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Home for the Holidays: Celebrating as a Blended Family

COVID-19 has upended many traditions for families around the world this year, and Thanksgiving will be no exception for many of us throughout the Tampa Bay area. For some families though these changes are made even more difficult though with the complication of family changes. Divorce, remarriage, new custody arrangements, and more can cause added stress in […]

What Is A Guardian Ad Litem? How Can They Assist in Your Case?

Custody cases, whether the result of divorce, or parental responsibilities and rights issues, are rarely an easy process. When it comes to children, (most) parents have deep and passionate preferences and convictions about living arrangements, education, relationships, and more. Obviously, much like the parents, the courts want what’s best for children as well, and are charged with the […]

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 […]

What Your Lawyer Wants You to Know about Prenup Agreements

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with the holiday of love comes a wave of marriage proposals and wedding plans. While it’s easy to focus on the fun and festivity of preparing for the big day, few people think about planning for after that day. However, planning for multiple scenarios means you lessen stress for you […]

Long-Distance Divorce: How to (Legally) Divorce When Your Spouse Is Not A U.S. Citizen

Divorce comes with its own special set of protocols, complications, and paperwork, and that can make it stressful at best. However, these difficulties can be intensified if your soon-to-be ex is a non-U.S. citizen living out of the country in their native place of residency. The sheer paperwork alone can be a tricky situation if […]

Answering Your Questions About Child Support and Healthcare in Florida

Sessums Law Group provides legal services for people throughout the greater Tampa Bay area when they are facing a separation or divorce. We have the experience and knowledge to handle mediation, court hearings, custody arrangements, child support setup, and more. Perhaps one of the least understood areas of child support is how it relates to […]

So You Need to Hire A Lawyer: Now What?

At some point in your life, it is more than likely you will need an attorney to represent you or someone you love, thanks to unforeseen life circumstances like a medical mistake, vehicle accident, business issue, etc. According to The National Law Review, 87% of people that contact an attorney go on to hire an […]

Keeping It Together: Self-Care During Your Divorce

It’s no secret that regardless of the individual circumstances and details, a divorce is stressful for both parties involved. When dissolving a marriage there is a complicated mix of anxiety, sadness, frustration, and, in some circumstances, anger. When you put that alongside the necessary business side of a divorce that makes sure you have the […]

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