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Divorce wasn't easy, I'm glad Sarah was my lawyer.

“I chose this law office on the recommendation of a friend who went through a divorce just before I did, and I am grateful for my friend's own misery (we both laugh now about our not so fun times). Although I wouldn't wish a divorce on anyone (stick it out and try every day to make it work, or until about the sixth time she tells you she wants a divorce!), for my marriage there wasn't another option. As miserable a time as I had through more than two years of separation and divorce proceedings, I am happy that Sarah and her team were with me. Sarah always ensured my interests were protected, and her legal advice was always spot on. We never encountered any legal setbacks other than spending more time in court than expected because of the other side's actions. She was proactive in every way possible, and seemed to be a step ahead of the other side. With Sarah's help I finalized my divorce on my terms and gave up nothing that mattered to me. Thank you!”

Dirk

  • Your validation has pulled his life out of quicksand.

    “Dear Mike, I haven't said how deeply I am touched by your emotional support of my son. He has been held together by the Grace of God and you. However things turn out, I know in my heart of hearts that you have stood by him. Your validation has pulled his life out of quicksand. You've given him hope and thoughts of a productive future. He has reason to persevere. A mother can only do so much, your kindness has done the rest. I will be forever indebted to you and your wife for your kindnesses to each of us is radiant in her joy with her dad, but torn by her loyalty to her Mom. Poor child. Her sanity depends on this time here and now. This will never make sense to her, but at least she will know that her Dad didn't just abandon her, or abuse her. She'll know now. Thanks for reminding me that fun is important. I have been about good behavior, not fun. I catch myself when I start to rein in the child, and try to make fun the aim of the day. Gratitude is spoken here, and I thank you.”

    Anonymous

  • When I think of Mr. Michael K. Murphy words like top-tier, superlative, exemplary, first-class, and second to none immediately come to mind.

    “When I think of Mr. Michael K. Murphy words like top-tier, superlative, exemplary, first-class, and second to none immediately come to mind. While serving overseas, I found myself in need of a divorce attorney. After doing a thorough internet search of Divorce Attorneys in Fairfax, VA and reading Mr. Murphy's profile and reviews, I decided he was the type of Attorney that I was seeking. I could not have made a better decision in choosing him to represent me.”

  • Retaining the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC was one of the best decisions I could have ever made!

    “Retaining the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC was one of the best decisions I could have ever made! Although it's business, you quickly grow to become family. The Team – Mr. Murphy, Ms. Goding and Ms. Williams, worked my case vigorously to ensure the best possible outcome for me and my children and achieved victory! As a then Active Duty Service Member and now Retiree - giving up was never an option! I have full custody of my children with the Team remaining ever vigilant and ready for the fight. Signed – A Grateful Father!”

    Former Client

  • I found Mr. Murphy's staff so welcoming and helpful through this entire process that it made an extremely stressful time a little less difficult.

    “Mr. Murphy was excellent at educating me on the process of divorce and what to expect. He assisted me in drafting a Marital Separation Agreement that my (now) ex husband and I were able to come to agreement in signing, just over a month after we initiated the process. I found Mr. Murphy's staff so welcoming and helpful through this entire process that it made an extremely stressful time a little less difficult.”

    Anonymous

  • Mr. Murphy was excellent at educating me on the process of divorce and what to expect.

    “Mr. Murphy was excellent at educating me on the process of divorce and what to expect. He assisted me in drafting a Marital Separation Agreement that my (now) ex-husband and I were able to come to agreement in signing, just over a month after we initiated the process. I found Mr. Murphy's staff so welcoming and helpful through this entire process that it made an extremely stressful time a little less difficult.”

    Former Client

  • Mike Murphy successfully defended me in the military law courts and shepherded me through the civilian divorce process.

    “Divorce is difficult and mine was probably more difficult than most since it involved false allegations by my ex-wife of domestic violence and child abuse. Mike Murphy successfully defended me in the military law courts and shepherded me through the civilian divorce process. He exposed my ex-wife's lies and saved my daughter from a life of manipulation by her mother. My daughter lives safely at home with me now. This is only possible thanks to Mike Murphy and his staff and I'm eternally thankful.”

  • There is probably only a handful of attorney's of his experience and caliber.

    “Michael Kevin Murphy is known in the courts as one of the top litigators in Northern Virginia. In my opinion, he is the best. There is probably only a handful of attorney's of his experience and caliber. His practice is almost fully electronic, which keeps costs down and enables him to help military families even stationed overseas.”

    Anonymous

  • Divorce wasn't easy, I'm glad Sarah was my lawyer.

    “I chose this law office on the recommendation of a friend who went through a divorce just before I did, and I am grateful for my friend's own misery (we both laugh now about our not so fun times). Although I wouldn't wish a divorce on anyone (stick it out and try every day to make it work, or until about the sixth time she tells you she wants a divorce!), for my marriage there wasn't another option. As miserable a time as I had through more than two years of separation and divorce proceedings, I am happy that Sarah and her team were with me. Sarah always ensured my interests were protected, and her legal advice was always spot on. We never encountered any legal setbacks other than spending more time in court than expected because of the other side's actions. She was proactive in every way possible, and seemed to be a step ahead of the other side. With Sarah's help I finalized my divorce on my terms and gave up nothing that mattered to me. Thank you!”

    Dirk

  • I can always count on receiving timely and substantive advice

    “Sarah has been working on my divorce and follow-on support/visitation issues for several years. I can always count on receiving timely and substantive advice regarding any situation or question I may have, no matter how novel. I think her best trait is that she knows my situation inside and out and understands the mindset of my ex-wife. This ability allows her to provide advice on my case that I may be blindsided by because I am too close to the trees to see the forest. I cannot describe how much confidence I have knowing that I have an attorney like Sarah in my corner for any future battles with my ex.”

    Nick

  • I never dreamed a settlement this favorable was possible, but Mike and his team made it a reality.

    “Mike Murphy and his team helped me negotiate a very favorable divorce settlement. Their advice and counsel allowed me to keep 100% of my military pension, sole ownership of my two homes, and helped reduce my spousal support payments from seven years to five. I never dreamed a settlement this favorable was possible, but Mike and his team made it a reality.”

    Anonymous

  • Michael and his staff made this process very easy for me. The entire staff was amazing throughout the process.

    “Michael and his staff made this process very easy for me. The entire staff was amazing throughout the process. Any time I had question it was immediately answered.”

  • This is only possible thanks to Mike Murphy and his staff and I'm eternally thankful.

    “Divorce is difficult and mine was probably more difficult than most since it involved false allegations by my ex-wife of domestic violence and child abuse. Mike Murphy successfully defended me in the military law courts and shepherded me through the civilian divorce process. He exposed my ex-wife's lies and saved my daughter from a life of manipulation by her mother. My daughter lives safely at home with me now. This is only possible thanks to Mike Murphy and his staff and I'm eternally thankful.”

    Former Client

  • Without his guidance and representation I am confident that I would be lost and without my children.

    “Following recommendations from government colleagues I met with Mike Murphy. Without his guidance and representation I am confident that I would be lost and without my children.Mike Murphy is experienced, knows the machinations of the Virginia court system and understands the complications that come with government service whether uniformed or not. I am grateful to my colleagues for providing his contact information. I could not be more grateful to Mike for what he has done for me and my family.”

    Anonymous

  • In my opinion, he is the best.

    “Michael Kevin Murphy is known in the courts as one of the top litigators in Northern Virginia. In my opinion, he is the best. There is probably only a handful of attorneys of his experience and caliber. His practice is almost fully electronic, which keeps costs down and enables him to help military families even stationed overseas.”

    Former Client

  • He understands the lives and needs of service members and their families and I would say he is one of the best

    “You usually find yourself in need of a family lawyer for the first time when you are in a crisis and looking for an expert to get your life back on track. I came to Mike under these circumstances and can definitively say that he is exactly the kind of confident, competent and aggressive family law attorney you need in a crisis. He understands the lives and needs of service members and their families and I would say he is one of the best in the business, bar none. He has my highest endorsement.”

    Anonymous

  • Thank you so much for all your hard work and for being there to support our emotional needs.

    “I echo comments. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for being there to support our emotional needs. I am very impressed with the professionalism your firm displayed. Thanks again and God Bless.”

    Anonymous

  • Thank you so much for all your time, devotion, and care throughout this critical time.

    “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, Thank you so much for all your time, devotion, and care throughout this critical time. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be able to stay with my dad and I am eternally grateful for your help. I hope we can stay in touch throughout the years. P.S. Please give Miss Milly a bone for me.”

    Anonymous

  • As a former army ranger, he has a profound understanding of the nuances in military lifestyle and legal considerations and that understanding was of great benefit to me at every juncture.

    “Mr. Murphy and his staff are a professional, affable, and skilled team. During a lengthy divorce process, he skillfully outmaneuvered an unscrupulous opposing counsel time and time again and at every turn he ensured the best possible results for me. He and his staff consistently offered sound advice and helped me through this difficult process with consistency and a sense of purpose that let me rest at ease that my interest were in the best possible hands. If I ever need any type of legal advice, I intend to contact his office for that advice no matter where I am stationed. As a former army ranger, he has a profound understanding of the nuances in military lifestyle and legal considerations and that understanding was of great benefit to me at every juncture. I highly recommend Michael Murphy and his team to anyone who requires any service in family law, but particularly to military members who have any family law concern.”

    Cory L.

  • Mike Murphy and his team helped me negotiate a very favorable divorce settlement.

    “Mike Murphy and his team helped me negotiate a very favorable divorce settlement. Their advice and counsel allowed me to keep 100% of my military pension, sole ownership of my two homes, and helped reduce my spousal support payments from seven years to five. I never dreamed a settlement this favorable was possible, but Mike and his team made it a reality.”

    Former Client

  • I want to thank you for your wise counsel and words of encouragement over the last 18 months.

    “I want to thank you for your wise counsel and words of encouragement over the last 18 months. It was an ordeal for me, but your assistance undoubtedly made it easier. You always seemed to be concerned with my best interests. Never once did you encourage me to do something that didn't make sense, either from a financial or litigation standpoint. In fact, I now realize that you did everything you could to drive us toward a settlement. I really do appreciate that! I have talked to other divorced dads and listened to a radio show on the subject of child custody. I feel very fortunate to have come through this process with shared custody and my dignity intact. Many divorced dads aren't so fortunate. Please accept my sincerest appreciation for you very competent work and your emotional support.”

    Anonymous

  • I was blessed to have you and your team to represent me, it was worth every penny!

    “I wanted to thank you, Marisa, Sarah and Fariah for all your help. You all showed that you had my needs and desires at the forefront. My girls and I have been able to move on and we are doing great! I also want to thank you for securing 100% of my military retirement after 24 years and 9 months of marriage. I was blessed to have you and your team to represent me, it was worth every penny!”

    Anonymous

  • I would highly recommend Sarah to represent you.

    “Sarah was recommended to me by my Estate Attorney and I was very happy how she expeditiously she took care of the final stages of my no fault divorce proceedings. She was insightful and a pleasure to work with during a very stressful time. I would highly recommend Sarah to represent you.”

    Former Client

  • I will forever be thankful as does my family, for all the hard work he put into this case.

    “Mike did a great thing for me. My face hurts from all the smiling I've been doing. I wanted to tell you that he has done a wonderful thing for me, my kids, and my family. I will forever be thankful as does my family, for all the hard work he put into this case. Because of Mike we will all continue to have a meaningful relationship with my daughters for many years to come. Mike, I can't thank you enough for how well you did. You got a lot of heart and a lot of guts. I've got nothing but love and respect for you. Even if things didn't go our way yesterday, thank God they did, I still would mean that. So as I am famous for saying this was 100% without a doubt, money well spent!! Have a great weekend and relax knowing you did a wonderful thing and have honestly changed my life for the better.”

    Anonymous

  • It is not only the legal work - but the feeling of protection, understanding, and caring that sets you apart.

    “I think of you two often and the effect you both had on my life. At a time when I could not have felt more vulnerable and lower than pond scum - I met you! I thank you both for bolstering me up and looking out for me when I needed it most. I feel so vibrant now and FUN has entered my life once again. The boys have adjusted - and are both doing well. Thank you so much for all the work you do. It is not only the legal work - but the feeling of protection, understanding, and caring that sets you apart. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you”

    Anonymous