Accomplished Tampa Lawyers Represent Divorcing Spouses
Florida attorneys deliver complete legal support when a marriage is at risk
Divorce is often an overwhelming event. As you deal with the emotional turmoil, it can be easy to lose track of important legal and financial concerns. At Sessums Law Group, P.A. in Tampa, we safeguard your interests and help you make a new start on a solid legal and financial foundation. Attorney Mark Sessums is one of only four Florida attorneys Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Marital and Family Law out of approximately 90,000 lawyers statewide. He and the rest of our team provide personalized representation to Gulf Coast clients, handling difficult issues such as child custody, alimony and equitable distribution. Whether your breakup is bitter or amicable, our counsel is always suited to your personal needs and values.
Proven Tampa lawyers offer effective divorce counsel
In 2015, Florida had one of the highest divorce rates in the country, with more than 13 percent of the state’s residents reporting marital breakups. When you make the difficult decision to end your marriage, we offer comprehensive counsel that includes:
- Preparing legal documents — Our lawyers guide you through each phase of the divorce process and draft authoritative documents on your behalf.
- Reviewing financial information — We locate and analyze relevant financial data so that your interests are protected when equitable distribution and spousal support are decided.
- Handling uncontested and collaborative divorce — When parties can agree on key terms, our firm helps them to dissolve their marriage without wasting time. We support spouses in uncontested and collaborative divorces so that they can move forward in a positive, cost-effective manner.
- Representing clients in military divorce — If you or your spouse serves in the armed forces, we understand the unique issues that can arise in these divorces. Our experienced lawyers can manage concerns about jurisdiction, procedures, pensions, and parental relocation.
For childless couples who agree on issues such as spousal maintenance and property division, the divorce process can be completed in a matter of weeks. Though most cases don’t go to trial, when they do, the litigation can take many months. No matter how your case proceeds, our family law attorneys will stand with you every step of the way.
Dedicated legal advisors assist with child custody and support conflicts
When minor children are part of a divorce, we work diligently to resolve questions of legal authority, residence and visitation. It is usually best to resolve questions like these through consensus, but if that is not possible, we petition the judge for appropriate parenting time and responsibility based on the child’s best interests. Our firm also litigates disputes over child support, which in Florida is based on each parent’s income, medical expenses, and childcare costs.
Diligent advocates litigate spousal support claims
Retaining a knowledgeable attorney is crucial in Florida alimony disputes because courts look at several factors when deciding if an ex-spouse is entitled to financial maintenance. The state awards five types of temporary and permanent alimony. From the very start of your case, we can assess factors such as age, earning ability and the duration of the marriage to anticipate the likelihood of a maintenance award. We fight hard for a fair resolution and build the most compelling case possible to present to the judge.
Contact our knowledgeable Tampa divorce attorneys
Sessums Law Group, P.A. represents Florida clients in divorce litigation and related matters such as child custody and support disputes. At Sessums Law Group, P.A., We Stand For You. Please call 813-435-5058 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Tampa office. We also have locations in Lakeland, Sebring and Sarasota.