TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Florida law firm handling divorce and child custody cases has announced a cash scholarship essay contest to benefit college-bound children from separated Florida households. Two $1,000 cash prizes will be offered by the attorneys at Ayo and Iken PLC to help focus attention on examples of lifelong commitment by couples who—despite being divorced—succeed in providing the support and guidance necessary for their children's academic success.
With law offices across Florida, the law firm has opened the contest to students in all Florida counties who have compelling stories to tell of parental dedication in coping with the complications that typically follow divorce.
"Overcoming emotional barriers and focusing on providing love, security and guidance to sons and daughters is key," says Howard Iken, the law firm's managing attorney. "In separated families, negative feelings sometimes obscure what should be common natural goals for parents. These scholarships will celebrate the many divorced couples who do manage to remain positive influences on their children and their academic careers."
Applicants will be asked to write a 2,000-word essay describing how their own divorced parents continued to work together cooperatively with respect to their children. The resulting stories should provide encouragement and inspiration to fathers and mothers to remain focused on their children's success, adds Iken. The attorneys at the law firm that normally spend their time fighting in custody cases will form an internal committee to decide on the best examples of parenting in divided families.
Essays will be accepted only from college-bound high school seniors, and contest application must be made by May 1st, 2014. Full details are available on the law firm's website.
About the Law Firm of Ayo and Iken
The attorneys at Ayo and Iken PLC secure the rights of clients involved in divorce proceedings. With offices across Florida, their lawyers stand ready to help when divorce becomes a necessity.
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