I started my legal career as the first Deputy District Attorney hired by the Orange... more
I started my legal career as the first Deputy District Attorney hired by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Family Support Division. My duties included handling paternity cases, child support, and enforcement of support obligations. I then went into private practice, where I was able to draw from my first career - as a teacher - to work to raise the level of family law practice i... view profile
Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation,... more
Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, paternity, division of assets, and prenuptial agreements. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.Mr.... view profile
I have practiced family law exclusively since 1996. I am certified by the State Bar... more
I have practiced family law exclusively since 1996. I am certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Family Law. I am devoted to my client's needs and strive to obtain the best possible outcome for them. I partner with each client and make a continuing assessment of each client's needs and how best to achieve those requirements. Each client gets my personal attention. When a cli... view profile
I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I, as well as our firm, are dedicated to... more
I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I, as well as our firm, are dedicated to providing our clients with aggressive affordable representation. To that end, we strive to provide excellent legal representation for our clients.
Born and raised in Orange County, Mr. Shelton has been in practice over a quarter... more
Born and raised in Orange County, Mr. Shelton has been in practice over a quarter century. His practice covers several areas, from family law, custody, and support issues to business litigation. A seasoned trial attorney, he has successfully tried many hundreds of cases before judges and juries. He also consults with small businesses to enable them to grow and succeed, and has extensive experie... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.
Child Custody Lawyers in cities near Newport Beach, CA