Heather Byrd

A divorce can turn your life upside down. It can impact not only your life, financially and emotionally, but also the lives of your children. We are sensitive to the stress and emotional turmoil you are going through. We are dedicated to representing each of our clients completely, effectively and efficiently. Whether your divorce will be friendly and uncontested or a hostile courtroom battle, we will help you through this difficult period. We will protect your rights and seek the most favorable outcome.

Sarasota’s Family Law Attorney

Heather Byrd was motivated to have a career in trial law while serving on her high school Moot Court Trial Team for 3 years. After graduating from high school, Heather earned her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Fairfield University in 1993. During this time she also served as an intern with the Stamford Connecticut Probation Office. While serving as an intern, Heather became interested in the cases where criminal and family law overlapped, particularly in the areas of domestic violence and child abuse.

Heather earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Quinnipiac College of Law in Hamdan, Connecticut in 1995. She graduated in the top 1/3 of her class and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice. While working her way through law school, she interned for the private law firm of Cohen & Marlow in New Haven, Connecticut from 1993 to 1995.

Heather Byrd became a member of the Florida Bar in 1996 and began practicing in the former Law Firm of David L. Denkin, who is currently a County Court Judge. Heather runs an active Family Law Practice and has been admitted to practice in Federal Court of the Middle District of Florida and all State Courts in Florida.

Heather is also trained in accordance with IACP (International  Academy of Collaborative Professionals  ) standards and requirements.

Heather Byrd Belongs To:

The Florida Bar Association
Sarasota County Bar Association
Family Law Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association
Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court
Founding Member of Sarasota Collaborative Family Law Professionals.

Heather Byrd’s Divorce & Family Law Specializations

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Collaborative Law
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Modifications
  • Paternity Rights
  • Mediation
  • Restraining Orders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Separation Agreements


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