Sarasota Military Divorce Lawyer - Stephanie L. Murphy
phone  (941)-951-6733
fax       (941)-951-6738
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Attorney Stephanie L. Murphy is dedicated to representing
active duty military, retirees and their families in the Sarasota
and Bradenton area. Stephanie is a native of Florida, having
been born and raised in Polk County, Florida. She graduated
from Converse College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, then
obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University
College of Law. Stephanie began her legal career representing
the State of Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), Office for
Child Support Enforcement, through a private contract law
firm. As a DOR attorney, she prosecuted child support cases,
by establishing paternity for unwed mothers, establishing child support for custodial parents,
enforcing previously-entered child support orders, and modifying same when legally justified
to do so. Stephanie left the public sector and came to Sarasota, where she became a member
of its thriving legal community. In private practice, Stephanie has had the opportunity to
expand the narrow field of child support to the larger, complex discipline of family law. As a
private practitioner, she has become active in the legal community, by serving on the Boards
of Directors for the Family Law Professional Collaborative, the Florida Association for Women
Lawyers in Sarasota, and the Family Law Section of the Sarasota Bar. In addition, Stephanie
has been a frequent speaker at the Women’s Resource Center, and in the past, served as a
Guardian ad Litem, Judge for the Teen Court program, and a Big Sister for the Bigs in School
program through Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Stephanie’s practice areas include adoption,
from step-parent and relative adoptions, to private placement adoptions; as well as the broad
spectum of family law, including divorce; paternity; child support; property division; custody
and visitation; enforcement and modification; and prenuptial agreements.
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