Certified Specialist, Family Law, specializing in all areas of family law including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, and nullity of marriage litigation, paternity actions, establishment and modification of child custody and child visitation orders, establishment and modification of child support and spousal support orders, domestic violence restraining orders, and property issues, as well as probate law and estate planning.
On November 1, 2006, Mr. Hatherley became a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Consequently, Mr. Hatherley practices primarily in the area of family law and in the area of probate law such as guardianships and simple wills. Before his specialization, Mr. Hatherley had exposure to criminal defense, insurance litigation, personal injury litigation, and torts defense.
Juris Doctor, 2000
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts, 1997
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Michael H. Hatherley graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in May, 2000, and was admitted to practice law in the state of California on November 24, 2000. After graduation, Mr. Hatherley moved to Visalia and joined the law firm of Maroot, Hardcastle & Hatherley as an associate attorney. On May 10, 2004, Mr. Hatherley became a partner in the law firm of Hatherley Law.
Mr. Hatherley practices primarily in the area of family law. His practice includes dissolution of marriage, legal separation, and nullity of marriage litigation, paternity, custody of children, child support, spousal support, modification of support, restraining orders/domestic violence proceedings, division of community property, confirmation of separate property, and contempt and/or enforcement proceedings. In addition, Mr. Hatherley practices in the areas of probate law and estate planning. Mr. Hatherley has also been involved in criminal defense, insurance litigation, personal injury litigation, and torts defense.