Skip to Content Top
About Us Effectively Advocating for You with Compassion and Integrity

About Our Firm

Helping Families Through Difficult Times

Achieving a healthy, functional family is something for which we all strive. However, family relationships can become strained and break down in the face of serious personal issues. When this happens, you can face the family law court system with little knowledge of what to expect or how to navigate its complexities. 

At McDermott Law Offices, PLLC, we offer compassionate and practical guidance through these difficult times. We work hard to help families resolve their issues, restore relationships, and move forward. Our firm provides representation in many family law issues with various resolution methods based on your needs and circumstances.

Need legal help with a family law issue? Book a consultation with our Sarasota lawyer by contacting us by email or at (941) 837-5071

Continue Reading Read Less
Meet Paul McDermott, Esq. Serving Clients Since 2001

Read more about our compassionate and experienced attorney, and see how McDermott Law Offices can help you.

5-Star Reviews From Clients Like You

    "Excellent Counsel"

    I strongly recommend using Paul McDermott. Paul always had my best interests in mind when deciding our course of action.

    - William G.
    "Calm and Considerate"

    Paul was always calm, organized, and helpful during my time of need. The team was also very caring and considerate like it was their own life they were dealing with!

    - Casey E.
    "Great Work Ethic"

    Paul and Louise did a great job for me. Paul has a great work ethic, uses fair billing, and knows his stuff. He is well-respected in the community.

    - Andy J.
    "Truly Exceptional"

    Mr. McDermott graciously reviewed my case with a sincere interest. I have never encountered a lawyer attorney with his level of professionalism, kindness and empathy.

    - Carol L.
    "Extremely Efficient"

    Paul is a good listener, gave sound advice, didn't waste time, and was extremely efficient, timely and took a sincere interest in representing me.

    - David E.
    "Patient and Helpful"

    Paul McDermott is very helpful and professional. He is also patient and provided excellent advice.

    - Former Client
    "A Pleasure to Work With"

    Paul was very responsive and understanding of individual situations. Was a pleasure working with him!

    - Heather L.
    "Thank You!"

    He represented me for around 8 months and successfully helped me conclude my case. His skills, communication, and demeanor is what I was searching for and I got it.

    - Trent C.

We do this by providing parental assistance in addressing the following:

  • Helping children maintain a healthy relationship with both parents
  • Helping children maintain their routines and their existing bonds with extended family
  • Helping children adjust to a new home and new routines
  • Helping children avoid the legal system if at all possible

Our family lawyer is here to assist the entire family through the often turbulent event of divorce and post-divorce disputes. As a collaborative law attorney, Mr. McDermott is trained and skilled in helping families resolve differences at these critical times so everyone can move forward with dignity and security. 

Book a confidential consultation with our family law attorney in Sarasota by contacting us at (941) 837-5071

  • Compassionately Aggressive
    We understand this can be a difficult process; we care for the person behind the case, while still fighting aggressively for your rights.
  • Responsive and Reachable
    You'll never wonder where your case stands; we'll return you calls and walk you through the process every step of the way.
  • Prioritizing Your Experience
    We have served thousands of clients, providing excellent customer service with the utmost integrity.
  • Serving Clients Since 2001

    Paul McDermott has been effectively advocating for clients like you for over twenty years.

Assisting You & Your Children Through Divorce

We understand that divorce can be a highly emotional and stressful experience, especially for children. We strive to help our clients move past initial emotions and focus on practical matters such as alimony and property division, child custody and support, and the other legal issues that must be addressed.

We are committed to you through divorce while protecting your financial and personal interests. We do this by addressing the following:

  • Drafting and filing necessary legal documents
  • Negotiating with opposing counsel to settle disputes
  • Representing clients in family court and, if necessary, in circuit court
  • Enforcing orders already issued by the court

For our clients who are parents, we work hard to help you address the impact of divorce on your children and minimize any potential harm.

Get Started Today

Contact Us for A Case Evaluation

Reach out using the contact form below or call us today at (941) 837-5071.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy