JENNIFER L. LAWTON, ESQ

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Associate • Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Contact

Contact
559.230.2600 Tel

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Doing what is right is always a lot harder than compromising. Jennifer will always be your zealous advocate.

Compassion for Children

Jennifer understands that the needs of children must be placed above all other interests in a family law case. Whether in an initial custody request or a subsequent modification, she is a tenacious advocate for the best interests of children. Jennifer also understands that custody proceedings should not become so adversarial that they jeopardize the childrens’ relationship with either of their parents.

Sharing Responsibility

Raising children is very expensive. At the same time, no one parent should have to bear all of that cost on his or her own. Each parent should share that burden based upon his or her level of responsibility for the children and ability to pay. Jennifer is an expert in helping the Court to understand how support should be calculated based upon the facts of each case.

Legal Expertise

Jennifer represents both the payors and recipients of spousal support. Unlike many attorneys, she understands the nuances of how support is calculated and it’s purpose rather than just as a number generated by a computer program. Jennifer can help make sure that the terms of any spousal support award suits the facts of your particular case and the purpose of the award.

Education

San Joaquin College of Law, J.D., 2009

California State University, Fresno B.A., Psychology, 2004

Membership

  • Fresno County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Fresno County Women Lawyers
  • Fresno County Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section

Admissions

2010, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Practice Areas

Family Law (100%)

Biography

President, Fresno County Women Lawyers

Recipient

  • Northern California Superlawyer – Rising Star
  • AVVO – Superb Rating
  • Volunteer Attorney for Central California Legal Services
  • Finalist, Statewide Moot Court Competition
  • Homeless Veterans Stand Down & Project First Step Domestic Violence representation
  • Finalist, Statewide Hopper Court Competition
  • Recipient: Family Law Litigation Circle of Excellence Membership (2010)