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CHILD CUSTODY & SUPPORT

Establishment of Paternity and Parental Rights, Child Custody, Child Support, Timesharing, Relocation
Paternity and Parental Rights


From Sheena’s interview for the Masters of Family Law series on ReelLawyers.com

Children have a right to their parents as parents have a right to their children. Parental rights should not be taken for granted. If you want to establish your rights and responsibility as a parent, it is essential to assert those rights. Once you are deemed the legal parent over a child, you have a right to confer over the welfare of the child and enjoy time with your child. Unmarried parents often find themselves in conflict because they have not learned what the law requires of them to co-parent their child.

You may have recently discovered that you have been misled or deceived into believing that you are the parent to another’s child. You may have the ability to address this matter and prove that you are not the father of a child in a disestablishment of paternity action. The attorneys at the Law Office of Sheena Benjamin-Wise are experienced in both establishment and disestablishment of paternity.

Timesharing (Formerly Child Custody and Visitation) and Other Child-Related Issues


From Sheena’s interview for the Masters of Family Law series on ReelLawyers.com

Legal parents have a right to raise and have access to their children. When families go through permanent separation or divorce, parents must learn to co-parent and share their children even though they no longer live in the same household. Parents may need help to understand the law and design an effective and appropriate parenting plan outlining the parties’ parental responsibility and establish a schedule for each parent and their child (children), especially holiday scheduling. Child-related litigation is complex and requires a review of voluminous factors to determine the best interests of children. Court litigation can be overwhelming and heartbreaking. The attorneys of the Law Office of Sheena Benjamin-Wise will assist you in navigating through these difficult issues and complex litigation. If your former spouse or the parent of the child actively interferes with access to the child, the attorneys will craft the necessary response to restore access and protect your parental rights.


From Sheena’s interview for the Masters of Family Law series on ReelLawyers.com

From Sheena’s interview for the Masters of Family Law series on ReelLawyers.com
Child Support and Financial Responsibilities

Child Support is the legal determination to financially contribute for the needs of minor children. Every child has the right to have financial support from both their parents. Parents have a right to raise and have access to their child (children). Parents cannot waive the child’s right to be supported. Generally, child support is payable until the child is 18 years of age, graduates high school, gets married, becomes emancipated, or dies, unless the child has special needs in which case, payments may be extended beyond the child’s 18th birthday. The calculation of child support depends on many factors, such as timesharing, the parents’ incomes, educational expenses, insurance costs, child care costs, and extracurricular expenses. The attorneys at the Law Office of Sheena Benjamin-Wise will help you ensure that your child support calculation is correct.

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      The Law Office of Sheena Benjamin Wise, PA is a South Florida law firm with two locations — Pompano Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Our emphasis is on family and marital practice and litigation, including complex custody and support litigation and collaborative law divorce.

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    Sheena Benjamin Wise, PA

    Fort Lauderdale Office Location:
    6750 N Andrews Ave Ste. 200,
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

    Pompano Beach Office Location:
    2335 E. Atlantic Blvd. #406
    Pompano, FL 33062

    Phone: (954) 783-9737
    Fax: (954) 366-5605
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