Cutter & Lax, Attorneys At Law

Firm Overview

Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law is a divorce and family law firm based in Encino, California. Our family lawyers proudly serve clients throughout the entire San Fernando Valley in a wide range of cases, including everything from divorce, to custody battles, to negotiating alimony agreements, to the modifying of post-divorce orders. Regardless of the unique situation that you find yourself facing, you can trust in the almost three decades of lawyer experience that our firm boasts. We are proud of the long-term relationships that we are able to cultivate with our clients, as well as the individuals and families that we have been able to help throughout the years. If you are facing divorce, or any other legal issue pertaining to family law, we encourage you to contact a San Fernando Valley family law attorney from our firm as soon as possible. We can help you to review your case, determine your legal options and proceed as efficiently as possible.
Main Office
Main Office
16055 Ventura Blvd
Suite 902
Encino  CA  91436
  • (818) 829-2533

Are you facing a divorce? Family law matters can be sensitive and require the expertise of a dedicated and experienced legal professional. You and your family can turn your trust the hardworking and reputable divorce lawyers at Cutter & Lax. We hav

The wide range of emotions that a person may experience can make this process all the more difficult to deal with, particularly when such matters as child custody, child support, spousal support, visitation and property division need to be addressed. Please contact the attorneys at our firm today to discuss your options. You don't have to do this alone!

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our firm has almost three decades of legal experience that we bring to the table. By spending years practicing law, we have been able to gain strategic hands-on experience rather than simple book knowledge. There are simply some things that can't be taught, but rather have to be learned through experience. By spending so much time practicing family law throughout the San Fernando Valley, we have learned these lessons and are better able to represent our clients because of it. One of our founding attorneys, Nelson Cutter, is also a reserve JAG officer. This experience makes us uniquely qualified to help take on cases involving military families. We know military and family law, and are thus able to help in military divorces with more care.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We strongly believe the characteristic which sets our firm apart is the compassion we show our clients. Whereas other firms may operate a “legal mill” type of setting, attempting to garner as many clients as possible without much care for the quality of their representation, we operate on completely different philosophy. We view our clients as individuals with unique circumstances surrounding the details of their case; in our minds, in order to best represent them, we need to take the time to truly know them. Therefore, we don’t treat them like numbers – we get to know them personally. Clients who work with us are never handed off to an inexperienced associate who doesn’t know a thing about their case. It is this commitment to one-on-one attention that’s resulted in clients telling us that we were always personally accessible.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Although all areas of the law are deeply personal, there are few that can touch nerves the way that family law can. This area of the law has the ability to completely contort your entire life – affecting not only your day-to-day living, but also your relationship with ex-spouse, child(ren) and all family members. Our firm is therefore proud to work with individuals and families as they face these emotional, complex areas of the law. From helping military members seeking a divorce, to civilians who are facing the aftermath, we want our clients to know that they have an advocate on their side who is invested in their future. That is the reason that we chose to focus our firm on the complexities centering on issues relating to family law.

Nelson Cutter

Attorney Nelson Cutter attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he received his B.S. in Agriculture in 1975. Mr. Cutter then received his Master

  • Bar Number: 108966
    California , 1983
  • Pepperdine School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1983
  • California Lutheran University
    Masters in Business Administration , 198
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    B.S. in Agriculture , 1975

Matthew Lax

Attorney Matthew Lax is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, where he received his B.S. in Political Science; following graduation, he attended Whittier Law School in pursuit of his Juris Doctorate. Mr. Lax has been admitted to practice in the State of California, as well as all Federal District Courts within the state. He is known for being a creative and compassionate force both in and out of the courtroom. From handling cases centering on divorce to those involving domestic violence and restraining orders, he has shown clients that he is able to help transverse all legal issues. With his guidance, many clients have been successful in move effectively through their family law cases, always served with his personalized attention.

  • Bar Number: 239785
    California , 2005
  • Whittier Law School
    Juris Doctorate
  • California State University, Northridge
    B.S. in Political Science

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