Practice Overview

California Family Law Attorney
Experienced ▪ Effective ▪ Efficient

Comprehensive California Divorce and Family Law Services
Divorce ▪ Custody ▪ Child Support ▪ Alimony ▪ Visitation
Move Away Rights ▪ Mediation ▪ Property Division

Family Law Specialist Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

How much can you learn in one day?

Norman J. Ryker has more than 20 years of experience - that's more than seven thousand days of learning, litigating, and negotiating family law matters. Put his extensive experience to work for you.

From Simple to Complex

Our Chico law office offers a personal yet professional approach to handling your legal needs, no matter how routine or how complicated. Attorney Norman J. Ryker has many success stories, and is committed to helping his clients successfully resolve tough legal problems. He has litigated complex, high-stakes cases-including those involving "move aways" and interstate custody jurisdiction. He knows when you need a tough litigator and when you need an effective negotiator or mediator who can solve your problem with less cost, less risk, and more control. Whether your legal issues are simple or complex, you want a lawyer who knows that you need things done quickly, with the least expense possible, and most importantly, in your best interests.

Our family law services include:

  • Divorce – Few things in life can be as stressful as divorce.  Your financial future and the future of your children may be at risk – and emotions run high.  Contact California divorce lawyer Norman Ryker for skilled advice and representation, in court and at the settlement negotiating table.
  • Complex Property Division – Attorney Norman Ryker represents clients in division of asset matters involving community and separate property, homes, automobiles, investments, professional practices, and other assets.
  • Child Custody and Child Visitation – Critical issues require an experienced attorney.  If the future of your children and the relationship you have with them is in jeopardy, whether your situation involves divorce or not, contact attorney Norman Ryker today.  Norman has experience with many complicated custody issues, including interstate custody / jurisdictional issues.
  • Paternity Issues – Determining paternity is important for many reasons, including for determining support, custody, and visitation.
  • Grandparents’ Rights – A family law attorney can help you with issues involving grandparent visitation (whether you are a parent or grandparent).
  • Spousal Support/Alimony – Spousal support determinations can impact your life for years to come, contact attorney Norman Ryker for skilled guidance.
  • Mediation –Mediation can be an effective and efficient means of resolving family law disputes, including those involving divorce, support, custody, and division of assets.
  • Move Away Situations – When a parent seeks to move with his or her child, and the move impacts the other parent, many complicated legal issues can arise.  Norman Ryker has experience in this area, and can advise you on how best to proceed.
  • Restraining Orders / Domestic Violence – If you or your loved one has been subjected to domestic abuse, contact Norman Ryker as soon as possible.
  • Guardianships