Law Office of Richard C. Burton
Creative and Affordable Solutions for Family and Real Estate Matters


As of December 31, 2016, I will be closing my law practice due to retirement. If you are a former client, I want to thank you for allowing me to represent or advise you in your legal matter. Please contact my office and arrange a time to come by and pick up your file by December 15, 2016.

After December 15, 2016, if you have not made arrangements to pick up your file yourself, then it is my intent to destroy my copy of your legal file unless you notify me in writing immediately that you do not want me to follow this procedure.

If you select destruction, the files will be physically destroyed by a method that will preserve client confidentiality. You will not be charged for this service.

Clients not responding by 12/15/2016 will have their file(s) destroyed. If you wish the records returned, please contact us to arrange transfer of your file.

Sincerely yours, 

Richard C. Burton 

We are attempting now to serve the Middle Class which has largely been priced out of legal services.  Towards that end, my paralegal Teri Smith and I will be offering attorney- supervised paralegal services in family law (divorce, paternity actions, and support actions) and real estate, as well as attorney consultations, advice, coaching, and limited scope representations in these matters. 

Our overhead is low, having closed down my traditional downtown Nevada City office.  We especially welcome people who want to take personal responsibility for their actions, and who want to heal and learn as they go through their divorce or parenting action. 

We also welcome couples who are contemplating marriage and wish to consult jointly with an experienced family law attorney regarding their rights, the potential financial downsides of marriage, and to explore whether a prenuptial agreement would benefit them or is even necessary.

Richard Burton is a lawyer with over 30 years of legal experience in Nevada County and has completed graduate studies in humanistic psychology.

Richard prides himself in giving objective advice, and giving clients options as to how best to approach a given case (i.e. getting you what you need, while lessening the likelihood of inadvertently triggering a hostile and expensive response from the other party. 

Experience has shown that while aggressive representation is sometimes advisable and effective, it should be used with discretion, after at least considering a less contentious approach. 

Teri has over 15 years of experience in family law, is thorough, efficient, and extremely competent.

Learn more about how the Law Office of Richard Burton can help you by clicking on the practice areas to the right.

Family Law

  • Alimony
  • Divorce/Legal Separations
  • Paternity
  • Custody/Visitation/Support
  • Gender Rights/Fathers' Rights
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Business Disputes
  • Mediation

Real Estate Law

  • Easements
  • Buyer-Seller Agreements
  • Construction Disputes
  • Leases
  • Mediation
  • Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Business Valuation Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Family Law Matters
Richard Burton Welcomes Your Call
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
     Martin Luther King, Jr.

Call Us Today:  (530) 265-8888

Contact Us:  Law Office of Richard C. Burton
PO BOX 1835, Cedar Ridge, CA  95924
(530) 265-8888;
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