Attorney Profile

Experience That Makes a Difference

When your parental rights and financial security are at stake, the attorney you choose is important. You need a strong and passionate advocate who will work diligently to seek the most favorable outcome possible on your behalf.

I am Sharon Merrick, and I am such an attorney. Since 1998, I have been helping men and women in the Plano and Garland areas protect their rights during and after the difficult process of divorce. I also represent clients in stepparent adoptions, child custody and visitation matters, paternity proceedings and other critical family law matters.

Vigorous Representation

As a dedicated family law attorney, I fight for my clients' parental and financial rights. To do so effectively, I practice exclusively in family law and keep abreast of legal issues critical to the protection of my clients' rights.

I am an aggressive litigator. I have earned a reputation as an attorney who is willing to fight for my clients. I am also very conscientious of the impact that protracted legal disputes can have on parents and their children. Accordingly, I have had success resolving many of my clients' cases through negotiation or mediation.

To best serve my clients, I take time to know the judges in my area. I think it is critical for attorneys to know how judges analyze issues and view matters pertaining to property division and child custody. I also take time to understand mediators. Different mediators have different styles and different ways of viewing critical matters. I know which mediators I want to use based on the type of case I am handling and the issues that are present.

Committed To The Local Community

I am an advocate for mothers and fathers. I work with domestic violence shelters throughout north Texas and have helped many women who have been the victim of domestic violence. I also hold a strong belief that fathers have a right to maintain a strong and active relationship with their children after a divorce.

To educate the public on critical issues affecting families, I often speak on such issues to community groups, including churches, schools and domestic violence shelters. I believe that strong and compassionate attorneys can make a positive difference in the lives of their clients and their communities.

To learn more about my education, experience and credentials, visit my attorney profile below.

If you need to speak with a lawyer about a divorce or other family law matter, contact my law office in Richardson, Texas. To schedule a free consultation, call 972-591-2323 or contact me by e-mail.