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Divorce Attorneys Serving Sebring, FL 

Divorce can be an emotional and trying time for all involved. What can make a difficult process more manageable is working with Sebring divorce lawyers who are both personally compassionate and professionally savvy. Our goal at Sessums Law Group, P.A. is to give you peace of mind that your legal affairs are in good hands, so you can prepare for a new chapter of your life. 

Attorney Mark A. Sessums has over 72 years of experience, and is Florida Bar board-certified in Family Law, Civil Law, and Trial Law—one of just four lawyers in the entire state of Florida to have all three designations. He sets the tone for our entire firm, which includes Attorney Brittany Pinson who has earned the designation of Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law.

Call Sessums Law Group, P.A. today at (813) 212-8330 or contact us online. We work with both English and Spanish-speaking clients.

Requirements for a Divorce in Florida

The parties in a Florida divorce must be legally married, and at least one spouse has to have resided in the state for at least six months before the filing. Florida is a no-fault state for divorce, so you do not have to cite or prove marital misconduct. However, issues like infidelity or other misconduct could impact decisions on child custody, and alimony. 

Our deep team of Sebring divorce attorneys and dedicated staff are here to help you with the entire step-by-step process of filing and working toward a resolution. 

Types of Divorce in Florida 

A simplified divorce is the quickest, however, it presumes wide agreement between the spouses. For example, the spouses must have reached an agreement on: 

  • The settlement of their assets and debts
  • That neither spouse will receive alimony payments
  • That no further financial disclosure beyond the initial affidavits is necessary
  • That you give up your right to have the settlement resolved at trial and, potentially, in the appeals process
  • That you and your spouse will both attend the final hearing to sign the petition

We understand that this much common ground is not always found in a divorce. Moreover, if the spouses have minor children or are expecting a baby, a simplified divorce cannot be used. 

There is still an option for couples who wish to work out their issues without the public process of a trial. An uncontested divorce may take a little longer, but it still presumes that the spouses can work out their own settlement without going before a judge in what would be a contested divorce

Our team of lawyers is skilled in the art of negotiation and the process of collaborative mediation. When a settlement that’s fair can be found, we work diligently to achieve that. Ultimately though, the protection of our clients’ best interests and working to achieve their goals is what we’re about. Sometimes, that may mean going to trial. We understand what it takes to present a persuasive and compelling case that gives our client their best chance in a court of law. 

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Our Settlements & Verdicts

Sessums Law Group, P.A. Attorneys Take Pride in Delivering Exceptional Results for Our Valued Clients

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $6,000,000.00 Recovery Fraud Civil Action

    Sessums Law Group, P.A. successfully recovered $6,000,000.00 for a client in a fraud civil action.  Prior to the client’s divorce, the client negotiated and executed an agreement with his wife’s boyfriend that sought that the boyfriend would have no contact with the client’s wife.

  • $2,740,000.00 Wrongful Death Hit/Run of Motorcyclist

    Representation of the plaintiff hit from behind on his motorcycle by a driver who was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident.  Sued the defendant; the bar that the defendant had been drinking and the defendant’s employer.

  • $1,929,000.00 Verdict Real Estate Deficiency

    Representation of estate in real estate deficiency claim resulting in joint and several liability verdict against various doctors and chiropractors.

  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement Collision

    Representation of estate in an automobile and tractor trailer collision that resulted in multiple deaths.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Medical Malpractice

    Client was burned with a hot pack after delivering her son via Cesarean section.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Nursing Home Negligence

    Representation of the Personal Representative of the Estate of the patient who died due to negligent care while in the care of the nursing home.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Trolley Accident

    Representation of passengers who were enjoying a sight- seeing tour aboard a trolley when the trolley was hit by a bus. The passengers suffered soft tissue injuries.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Hit & Run

    Sessums Law Group was recently successful in settling a case for a hard working Polk County man whose hit and run accident resulted in a need for a knee replacement.  The defendant argued that our client had caused the accident.  We were able to prove through expert accident reconstruction testimony that the accident happened as our client testified despite the minimal damage involved.

  • Confidential Settlement Stolen Property

    Client’s vehicle was burglarized and her engagement and wedding rings stolen. The perpetrator pawned the stolen items to a local pawn shop. The pawn shop ignored the hold order from the police department and sold the engagement and wedding rings. After suit filed for the Plaintiff, a confidential settlement was reached with the pawn shop for the value to our client of her stolen rings.

Florida Attorneys with Proven Expertise, Devoted to Exceptional Service

"Our firm believes in the integrity of the needs of the each client we represent. We are passionate about obtaining the maximum results allowable under the law for each client."

- Mark A. Sessums