Broward County Divorce Lawyer

Anyone contemplating divorce faces an uncertain future. At the law offices of Susan Brown, I am here to help you face these uncertainties head on and prepare you for a successful life post-divorce or post break up of a relationship that resulted in children

I have been a lawyer in the state of Florida since 1984. I also graduated from University of Miami Law school in 1984. I am originally from New York and moved to Florida during my college years.

I am a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist

I have been designated as a family law expert in Florida since 1998. The title of board-certified specialist in family law is your proof that I am ready to handle the most complex family law challenges. It means I am one of the select few attorneys who have met the rigorous certification requirements established by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

My board certification and almost 35 years’ experience as a lawyer can be a tremendous asset as we work together to get the results you need.

My Practice and Focus

While some lawyers limit their client to men or women, I represent both men and woman. Representing both men and woman allows me to view all of my cases from both sides and perspectives.

I handle many types of family law cases from the high net worth cases to less complicated cases.

Every divorce, paternity and other family law case is different. My goal is to help you get through the process of going through the difficult process presented in divorce, paternity modification and other types of family law case.

I don’t use a cookie cutter approach in my practice. I find it important to base the filings and court proceedings on each client’s unique needs.

I work hard for my clients. I am available by phone and email and return calls and respond to emails during the weekend and after hours.

My clients are from all over Broward County, including: Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Deerfield Beach, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Parkland, Southwest Ranches and Davie. While I focus my practice in Broward County, I will sometimes accept cases in “south county” in Palm Beach or Miami Dade County.

I have substantial experience in all types of family law cases including drafting and reviewing prenuptial and post marital agreements, dissolution of marriage( divorce) cases, post judgment modification of alimony, child support cases, child custody and parenting plans, paternity cases, restraining orders (civil domestic violence cases)

I have handled multiple divorces cases that involve complicated assets including marital businesses. I also have substantial experience in cases that involve federal. state and local government and private retirement plans. I have also handled many cases that involve valuation and distribution of stock options.

During my years of practice, I have handled multiple cases that involve contested “custody “issues including, relocation and establishment of timesharing and parenting plans. I have handled multiple appeals in family law cases. I have handled many cases that involve difficult and controlling opposing parties. I have also handled multiple cases that involve parents who have substance abuse and mental health problems. I have also handled cases where a parent has absconded with a child that involve the Hague Convention and the Uniform Child Custody Enforcement Act.

I will honestly and candidly asses your case. I will tell you what to expect and what I anticipate that a court will do based on your unique facts. I will try to be straight forward and brutally honest as to the relief you seek. Unlike lawyers I have worked against, I will not tell you what you want to hear. By focusing on providing honest answers, candid advice and being an aggressive advocate, my goal is to help you and your family achieve your goals as cost-efficiently as possible.

I try to work with my clients throughout the case in order to asses their unique needs. This helps determine whether their case can be resolved quickly by the lawyers or at mediation. More complicated cases sometimes involve expert witnesses and more extensive discovery.

As a Broward County divorce lawyer, I am ready to take on any challenge, including fighting for child custody, spousal support/alimony or any other issues to best serve my clients’ needs. Often this involves settling issues through mediation or other out-of-court means, which reduces costs and the stress of long, expensive court battles. That being said, I am always prepared to argue my clients’ cases in front of a judge to ensure their rights are protected. Some cases are meant to be settled. Others need to be tried by the court.

Please contact me by phone or online today to learn more the types of services that I offer. My phone number is 954-474-9500. My official email address is I like to speak or communicate via email with potential clients myself. I don’t generally delegate this task to my assistants.

About Me and my Firm

After working at the Miami Dade State Attorney Child Support Enforcement Division and for a small Broward County Law firm, I opened Susan R Brown PA in January 1991. While my practice initially included bankruptcy and commercial litigation family law,, I decided to limit my practice to family law after I realized that it was more beneficial for my clients for me to be an expert in family law rather than a general practitioner. Since I began practicing law in 1984, lawyers have become more and more specialized.

While I try to keep up with technology and have “online” access to all of my files, I still maintain a traditional law practice where I have my own office with several conference rooms (that I share with a fellow family lawyer. (as opposed to the virtual offices of many of my younger colleagues. I have two assistants who work solely for me. I am available by phone and email.

While I enjoy the challenge of “trial work” I also enjoy “making law” by handling family law appeals. Several of my appellate cases are relied on as precedent cases.

If you retain me as your lawyer, I will handle all aspects of your case from our first meeting through the final hearing. I will not delegate your case to an associate or paralegal. My assistants are available to speak to you and work with you, but you will be working with me for court and all strategy matters.

A number of years ago, I was retained in a case that became the most “covered” and followed case in Broward county. This case involved the custody of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter. I represented the biological and “real father.” The courtroom appearances were televised from the first hearings through Judge Larry Seidlin’s well publicized ruling. During and after the case, I appeared on multiple talk shows including Larry King Live, the Dr. Phil Show, Geraldo Rivera’s show, Nancy Grace’s show, and multiple local and national news shows.

One of the most satisfying results of my work over the past almost 35 years is when my client’s refer their friends and family to me. I also receive many referrals from the opposing party.

If you would like more information about me and my practice, feel free to email or call me. If you want to schedule an appointment for a consultation, the consultation fee generally will be credited to the retainer fee payment if you retain me at or shortly after your initial consultation.

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What is a Board-Certified Specialist?

The title of board-certified specialist in family law is your proof that I am ready to handle the most complex family law challenges. It means I am one of the select few attorneys who have met the rigorous certification requirements established by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Contact my Office in Fort Lauderdale Today

Contact my law firm online to schedule a consultation, or call us at 954-474-9500 to get the help you need from a talented Broward County divorce attorney.

Where to Find Us?

2 S University Dr #312

Plantation, FL 33324

Phone: 954-474-9500 Fax: 954-474-9600

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