Michael Norton is recognized by the State Bar of California as a Certified Family... more
Michael Norton is recognized by the State Bar of California as a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Norton advises and represents clients in all areas of California family law including: Divorce, child custody and parental rights, post-judgment modification of orders, premarital and post-marital agreements, spousal support, child support, registered domestic partnerships, guardianships and ad... view profile
I have been practicing family law for 20 years; first in Missouri and now here. I... more
I have been practicing family law for 20 years; first in Missouri and now here. I offer a free consultation and I usually can determine what needs to be done from that consultation. While I have had clients who managed to file actions on their own, I strongly recommend that you find an attorney to go to court with you. I try to tell my clients the truth about what they can expect to achieve in... view profile
Modesto Bankruptcy Divorce, and Criminal Defense Attorney Attorney Scott Mitchell... more
Modesto Bankruptcy Divorce, and Criminal Defense Attorney Attorney Scott Mitchell provides top-quality legal representation in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal defense and family law. The highly skilled attorney serves individuals living in the Modesto, Stockton and Turlock in California. Those turning to the lawyer can have the assurance that they are working with a legal professi... view profile
Our office understands the frustrations that arise when a client feels as if their... more
Our office understands the frustrations that arise when a client feels as if their attorney is not fighting for their interests. My experience and unique perspective enables me to provide the advocacy the client deserves while respecting the civility that the court demands.
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.