Pennsylvania Family Law Attorney
Compassionate attorney helping Pennsylvania families for more than 30 years.
Since 1986, Susan E. Murray, with offices in Media, Pennsylvania, has served families in Delaware and Chester Counties in matters of divorce, equitable distribution, and child custody and support. I have a long track record of success mediating and litigating resolutions to family disputes in a fair and equitable manner. Informed by more than 30 years of experience in the financial, legal and personal dynamics of divorce, I can guide you through the often emotional and painful experience of divorce towards a realistic outcome that sustains your material and psychological resources. Especially when children are involved, I work to resolve your dispute fairly and amicably without resorting to court. In cases where there is no alternative to litigation, I fight vigorously to protect your interests.
Attention to the financial and emotional needs of every client.
As a former therapist, I understand the emotional burdens as well as the financial costs of family law issues. My approach to your case involves:
Individual attention I recognize that each client has unique financial and emotional needs and limits, and I work diligently to protect your interests in relation to your personal situation. If I believe counseling would be helpful, I recommend this to you. I keep you focused on your goals and help you achieve them as you work through the often arduous process of divorce.
Mediation -- In the interest of reducing the time, stress and cost of divorce, it is often beneficial to pursue a settlement without litigation. Mediation encourages cooperation in a structured setting through a trained facilitator. I skillfully negotiate to help you obtain an equitable settlement and healthy and fair child custody and support arrangement.
Devotion -- If it is necessary to pursue litigation in order to reach a just settlement, I am devoted to using my experience to develop compelling trial strategies and fight through the adversarial litigation process to achieve a successful resolution to your case.
Experienced attorney serving clients in various aspects of family law.
I can help you protect your interests and achieve a fair and equitable settlement in the various areas of family law:
Divorce As a former therapist with knowledge derived from more than 30 years of experience in divorce work, I approach your case with understanding and compassion and work to resolve your disputes effectively.
Equitable distribution Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state, so property spouses obtain in their name alone can be divided fairly in divorce. I have the knowledge of and familiarity with Pennsylvania property laws to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
Child Custody & Support I am committed to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy and safe environment, and I work towards a cordial mediation and arrangement whenever this is possible. In the event it is not, I have the experience to secure your rights in litigation.
Interviewed on CNN - Child Support Debit Fees
Other specialties in family law include:
Contact a dedicated Pennsylvania family law attorney.
Call Susan E. Murray today at 610-565-5300 to schedule a consultation, or contact me online.
300 West State Street, Suite 108
Media, PA 19063
$100.00 consultation fee
No-fault Divorce with no other issues, such as equitable distribution, support or child custody.
As a former therapist, I chose the area of family law, believing that my background of dealing with the emotional aspects of divorce and related family law issues, would be beneficial to clients.
I am a former mental health therapist, which gives me insight into the emotional burdens felt by clients going through a divorce or family law situation.
Divorce and family law problems can be unsettling and emotionally difficult. My goal is to help you through the legal process with a steady hand and excellent legal service. I am also aware of the costs of family law cases, both financial and emotional. There are times when the financial costs outweigh the emotional costs, and other times when the emotional costs outweigh the financial costs. I will help you determine what approach to your case is right for you. If it is best to settle a case, I will honestly give you settlement advice and work to reach a fair settlement. If litigation is the only option, I will be well prepared for court. If I don't think that I am the right person to handle your case, I will steer you in the right direction. If you are thinking of representing yourself, I will explain what you need to consider in making that decision.
As a former therapist, and having been through the divorce process personally, I understand how difficult your family law case can be for you. Even if you are the one who begins the case, you may have mixed feelings about the process. My goal is to help you resolve you case, keeping in mind both the personal and financial cost.
Finally, I always remember that you are more than a client, you are my employer, and I will care about your well being. Every case will receive my personal attention. I have made a deliberate decision to not hire associates. If you hire me, I will be the one representing you. I will not send anyone else to court with you. I will personally respond to your phone calls and emails.
Admitted in 1986, Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Law School Attended
Temple University School of Law, Class of 1985, J.D.
Pennsylvania State University. Class of 1974, B.S.
Temple University, Class of 1981, M.Ed.
Associations & Memberships
Delaware County (Member, Family Law Committee) Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
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