Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the U.S. divorce rate continues to hover between 40 and 50 percent. Additionally, statistics from January 2015 reveal that nearly 41 percent of babies born in the U.S. are born to unmarried women. These numbers translate into a record number of U.S. children who either have divorced parents or parents who were never married.
For parents who are going through a divorce or a break-up; many have questions, fears and concerns about child custody. We’ve likely all heard or read about nightmare child custody battles where parents fight it out in court and end up not only hating one another, but also causing their child to suffer unnecessary stress and heartache. While at times, disputes over child custody a visitation issues can become heated, parents are advised to seek the advice and assistance of a family law professional before things get out of hand.
In cases where parents are able to discuss and come to an agreement about child custody and visitation matters, an attorney can assist in completing the necessary legal steps to ensure such an agreement is on record and enforceable. In cases where parents disagree about who should retain custody, an attorney will help build a case that supports a parent’s position and work towards procuring a favorable custody settlement as quickly as possible.
For Fort Lauderdale parents who are in need of assistance in a child custody matter, family attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman can answer questions and provide guidance and assistance. As a former child therapist, attorney Brown-Wiseman will advocate for a child’s best interests and work to help families who are struggling with custody issues find workable solutions.