A Child-Centered Approach To Custody

Fort Lauderdale Child Custody Lawyer | Broward County Parenting Plan Attorney | Florida Divorce Lawyer

Rebekah Brown Wiseman

Child custody attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman helps clients understand the intricacies of child custody arrangements and parenting plans. If you are looking for a family law attorney who understands child development as well as the law, Ms. Brown is a Fort Lauderdale attorney with a background in social work. Contact the Law Office of Rebekah Brown-Wiseman, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 954-563-1331.

Advocating The Importance Of Child Development

As a former child therapist with a master's degree in social work, attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman has a passion for helping families with child custody matters. She is a strong advocate in emphasizing the importance of child development. With the drastic changes in Florida statute over the last few years, child development has became a large component in establishing custodial schedules. In Florida, courts must now consider the parent's ability to satisfy the developmental needs of the child. Child custody attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman's degrees in psychology and social work give her expertise in child development that is advantageous to clients facing child custody disputes. Her real-world experience as a child therapist provides her with significant insight to effectively litigate your child custody case.

Determining What Is Best For The Child

The best interests of the child is always paramount. In fact, Florida has abolished the terms "primary parent" and "secondary parent." The state of Florida determines what is in the best interests of the child by considering a number of factors. At the Law Office of Rebekah Brown-Wiseman, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we can explain how these factors apply to your particular case.

Things To Consider In Child Custody And Parenting Schedules

Divorce puts an end to your marriage, but it does not end your rights and obligations as a parent. During the divorce process, parents must reorganize how they will care for their children. The Fort Lauderdale child custody lawyer will work with you to obtain a comprehensive parenting plan which will include:

  • Appropriate time-sharing schedules to fit your child's school schedule and your work schedule
  • Additional holidays and events relevant to your family
  • Designation of appropriate child care providers (if necessary)
  • The right of first refusal, if desired
  • Travel considerations for long distance child custody cases
  • Several other child custody considerations

A Proactive Approach Avoids Future Problems

Ambiguous settlement agreements and orders often lead to future litigation. In order to plan for the future, custody lawyer Rebekah Brown-Wiseman takes a proactive approach. For example, if she anticipates difficulties in the drop off and pick up of the children, she will include specific details in the custody and visitation agreement. Instead of simply establishing which day a parent will pick up or deliver the child, Ms. Brown-Wiseman will often establish specific times, places and procedures for the exchange of custody.

For more information about how attorney Brown-Wiseman can handle options and strategies for high-conflict child custody cases please visit our " High-Conflict Child Custody" case page.

Contact A Fort Lauderdale Child Custody Lawyer

Contact attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman in Fort Lauderdale to discuss parental legal decision-making authority known in Florida as parental responsibility. Designations of legal decision-making include:

  • Shared parental responsibility
  • Shared parental responsibility with exceptions
  • Ultimate decision-making
  • Sole parental responsibility

Child custody attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman can also assist with child custody modifications and paternity actions. Call the Fort Lauderdale family law firm at 954-563-1331 for a consultation.