Helping Families Through Difficult Times

ANTHONY and MURDOCK is located in Monterey, California. As divorce lawyers, we are experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of California family law. Families are becoming more complex, and the societal issues that contribute to divorce are often very challenging. We have the common sense and street smarts to truly understand the issues and what is at stake.

Advocates of mediation, we attempt to help our clients find a mutually beneficial resolution to issues of divorce, property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support whenever possible. However, our primary goal is always your best interests and those of your children. We are talented litigators who can fight effectively for your rights in court.

We emphasize client service in all of our family law practice areas and find satisfaction in helping people get through the difficult times in their lives.

Founded By Certified Family Law Specialists

Both of our attorneys are Certified Family Law Specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization:

  • Norman Anthony (who has retired after 51 years of practice) is a 1966 graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at Berkeley. Prior to law school, he attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he graduated in 1962. Mr. Anthony was admitted to the California State Bar and to practice before the U.S. Federal Courts in 1967. Like his partner, Brenda Murdock, he is a highly experienced practitioner of family law who has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Brenda Murdock is a 1984 graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law. She also attended undergraduate school at the University of San Francisco. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1984 and is certified in the practice of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. One of her clients described her as "a pillar of feminine strength and intelligence, combined with a deep sense of compassion and justice" and said that "the scales that represent your profession truly represent [what Brenda Murdock] is about."

Services In Mediation

Besides being an experienced litigation attorney, Brenda Murdock is also a capable mediator. Many mediators are not trained attorneys, so Ms. Murdock's skill as an attorney and knowledge of the law gives her considerable help in the mediation of all issues of divorce, including child custody and visitation.

When mediating child custody and visitation, it is important to realize that not every resolution you and the other parent come to may be legal. For example, an agreement to trade higher child support for more visitation, or an agreement to give up custody altogether in exchange for dismissing child support obligations could be challenged in court. As a family law attorney, Brenda Murdock can help you and your family agree on a resolution that meets your needs and meets the requirements of the law.

Contact Our Office

Contact our divorce lawyers in Monterey, California. We understand the laws of California and want to help you get through difficult times. Call our office at (831) 655-1661 or fill out our online contact form.