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Susan E. Murray

About me

Since 1986,I have 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 26 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.


When I am not practicing law, I spend a lot of time with my Neapolitan Mastiff, Luna.  We were featured in an article in the August 2015 of "Live Happy" magazine.

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I have also been interviewed by Lou Dobbs on CNN related to a story about excessive fees being charged by States that issue debit cards to recipients of child support.





Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
  5. Adoption: 10%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Susan E. Murray

300 West State Street
Suite 301
Media, PA, 19063

300 W State St Ste 301
Media, PA, 19063-2639



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySusan E. Murray, Esquire1996 - Present
AttorneyHarris and Smith1988 - 1996
AttorneyHyatt Legal Services1987 - 1988
AttorneyNester & Nester1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Delaware County Bar Association,Family Law CommitteeMember1994 - 1995
Delaware County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Temple UniversityN/AM.Ed.,1981
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)N/ABS - Bachelor of Science1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lou Dobbs on CNNDebit card fees bite into child support payments2009