Child Custody and Parenting Plans

In a marriage, children can bring out the best in people. During a divorce proceeding, children can bring out the worst in soon-to-be-ex-spouses, who sometimes draw boundary lines in preparation for a fight. At the Sarasota Law Office of Stephanie L. Murphy, we help you focus on what is most important in a child custody matter: the best interests of your children.

Do not let the emotional fallout of divorce cloud your decision-making process. We stand ready to represent you and protect your rights in child custody proceedings, even if your interests can only be resolved in the courtroom.

Helping You Make Good Decisions in Contentious Child Custody Cases

At the Law Office of Stephanie L. Murphy, we see children getting lost in the shuffle of dysfunction that spills out in the process of determining parental responsibility and your parenting plan, formerly known as child custody and visitation. The children's needs are often ignored as mom and dad fight it out in court. You may think you have the best of intentions, but a war with your spouse only puts your child in the middle.

Our team will work with you to ensure that even while going through the transition of a divorce, you are recognizing and meeting your child's changing needs. Stephanie Murphy will direct you to excellent Sarasota resources to help you, including counseling, parenting classes, parenting coordinators and social investigations.

Mediating and Litigating Parental Responsibility and Parenting Plans (Custody)

As hard as a divorce is on you, divorce is often harder on children. Therefore, you owe it to your child to bring a swift and amicable resolution to a contested parental responsibility and parenting plan case. In certain instances, parties may determine to proceed to mediation and avoid going to court to determine their child's best interests. Stephanie Murphy is exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled at mediating custody cases. She is very familiar with the process and she and her team can help you focus on your children's best interests when mediating your case.

There are times when litigation is the only to resolve disputes about parental responsibility and a parenting plan, or custody and visitation. Stephanie Murphy is an experienced litigator and she and her team will aggressively litigate all child related matters when it is necessary to do so. In a courtroom, a seasoned and aggressive attorney that keeps the best interests of your children as the number-one priority is your best advocate.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

As you enter this transitional time in your life, trust your child custody issues to an experienced Sarasota divorce attorney who cares. Call us at 941-328-8142, or toll free at 800-679-3004, to schedule an initial consultation. Or, if you prefer, contact us by e-mail using our online submission form. For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards.