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Post-Divorce New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jan 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first year after a divorce can be a difficult time. However, with the New Year having just started, there is no better time than the present to make some New Year's resolutions towards helping you start fresh towards a new beginning. To help you get back on track towards a happy and healthy f...

Divorce and the Holidays: How to Help Your Kids Cope

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following a divorce, the holiday season can be an emotionally distressing time for children to cope with. The instability and tumultuous change of separation can create an intense burden on your children, creating a bittersweet feeling during the holidays. If you have recently separated from your...

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to dissolving a legal marriage, spouses may have several available options. Among these include a process known as mediation. Divorce mediation, in the simplest terms, involves out-of-court proceedings during which two spouses work with a mediator to amicably agree upon the terms of...

Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Apr 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

Going through a divorce can be a challenging time for you and your spouse; however, if there are children in the mix, your divorce just may be even more difficult on them. While getting through the hardships of a divorce do come in time, as parents it is in your hands to help them work through it...

Powerful Tips for Child Custody Cases in California

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Mar 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a practicing child custody attorney in Modesto California, I have handled literally hundreds of child custody cases, and I have seen what works and what doesn't work in child custody cases. I have created this list as a quick overview of thoughts and tips for people who are facing child custod...

10 Great Divorce Tips

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

While practicing as a Modesto Divorce Lawyer I have seen hundreds of cases and so it is simple for me to list out some thoughts and ideas for handling a divorce in a better way. The information here is intended to be straightforward and simple, so that people who are facing a difficult divorce s...

Paternity Action

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is a Paternity Action? When two people have a child together when they aren't married, one of the parents must file a paternity action with the court in order to establish who the legal father is. A paternity action is similar to a family law divorce case, to the extent that child custody a...

Restraining Order

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

In some cases a restraining order may be appropriate when one party makes specific threats to harm another person or when a person actually had inflicted harm on another. Continuous and extreme harassment may also justify a restraining order. Some examples of actions and statements that may just...

Know Your Child Custody Case!

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you want to request child custody orders from the court it is important to understand what the court looks at in order to determine what arrangement will work best for your children. The court takes the position that the orders are for your children and what is in their best interest. The Fam...

What to Expect in a Divorce

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the typical divorce case one party will file the divorce (petitioner) and the other party will respond (respondent). The party filing for the divorce must have the other party personally served (in most cases), and the other party has 30 days from the time they are served to file a response. I...

Let's have a lot of kids vs. Let's not have any

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Aug 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the warm glow of love, the wedding plans, and excitement of a future together, the question often comes up; "How many kids should we have?" Answers given in the heat of the moment may not last, and experts say that arguments over having children or not can bring an otherwise successful marriag...

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Here at Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, when it comes to fees and payments, we strive to be flexible with clients who are seeking legal representation. We offer payment arrangements, flat fee contracts, and traditional retainer agreements. We understand legal representation is necessary for all, and yet difficult for most to pay the fees all at once. Although we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to hire us, we do promise to do what we can to make it possible for you to hire one of our attorneys to represent you.