Child Custody & Support

Resolving issues vital to your child’s future

Child custody and support are some of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. Susan E. Murray is dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment with a fair and reasonable child support arrangement. I represent and help families in Pennsylvania’s Delaware and Chester Counties in all aspects of child custody and support, including:

  • Primary and joint custody arrangements
  • Visitation rights
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Modification of custody and visitation orders
  • Enforcement of orders
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Decisions related to religion, education and upbringing of the child
  • Understanding child support guidelines
  • Negotiating child support through mediation
  • Litigating child support issues
  • Enforcement of  child support orders
  • Modification of child support orders

Advantages of mediation

Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, couples can often set aside hostility and agree on key decisions affecting their children. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for parents to preserve their children’s well-being and the stability of their lives during the turbulent process of divorce. Mediation takes some of the stress out of child custody and support conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in the hands of the parents rather than the court. I meticulously develop mediation strategies that carefully guide the negotiating process toward healthy resolution.

Supporting litigation

In some cases, litigation is necessary to protect a child’s best interests. When one parent refuses to compromise or expresses hostility toward the other parent, negotiations fail. Sometimes a parent may even pose a danger to the child’s well-being. In these cases, litigation is the most appropriate forum for establishing parental rights and a fair child support arrangement. My methodical approach to litigation enables you to feel confident that your children are protected and your parental rights are secure.

Contact an experienced Pennsylvania family law attorney.

Susan E. Murray has 26 years experience in family law matters. Call 610-565-5300 today to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney, or contact me online.