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Rancho Cucamonga Child Custody

Rancho Cucamonga Child Custody Lawyer


Rancho Cucamonga child custody has two parts under California law: physical custody and legal custody. Joint custody allows the parents to have joint physical custody and joint legal custody. However, the court can award joint legal custody, and not award joint physical custody. Under physical custody, one parent may be granted sole physical custody where the child would reside with and be supervised by one parent. Under joint physical custody orders, the parents share physical custody, and the law ensures that the child have frequent and continuing contact with both parents.

Sole legal custody allows one parent the right and responsibility to make decisions about the health, education, and welfare of the child. Joint legal custody allows both parents to share these rights and responsibilities. California law does not establish a preference for sole or joint custody in contested proceedings.

There are considerations the law establishes in making Rancho Cucamonga child custody awards. Public policy of California is to ensure the minor children frequent and continuing contact with both parents. Also, custody orders must be made according to the child's best interest. Domestic violence and a history of abuse will be considered by the court in determining the child's best interest. Move-away/relocation cases arise when one parent seeks to move to another jurisdiction. The court must evaluate the child's need for stability and continuity. Move-away/relocation cases are generally hotly contested.

Spousal Support/Alimony Lawyer


California spousal support can be temporary and long-term. Temporary support can be awarded while a dissolution or legal separation is pending. The court may award an amount depending on he party's need and he payer's ability to pay. Judges typically use the support software when ordering temporary Rancho Cucamonga spousal support.

Long-term Rancho Cucamonga spousal support may be ordered by the court in any amount, and for any period of time that the court deems just and reasonable. In making a determination for support, the court must base its decision on the marital standard of living. The court must also consider the extent to which each party's earning capacity will maintain the standard of living established during the marriage. The complete list of factors the court must consider are found in California Family Code section 4320.

Limited Scope Representation


California attorneys are allowed to provide Rancho Cucamonga limited scope representation to clients involved in family law and civil cases since it was approved by the Judicial Council. Many parties to family law and civil litigation actions would like the help of an attorney for parts of their cases, even if they cannot afford full representation. Attorneys may appear at court hearings even if the attorney did not prepare the legal paperwork. In contrast, attorneys can prepare legal paperwork, but do not have to appear in court if the cause of action actually gets to the point of having court dates. Most people find that having an advocate at the court hearing helps alleviate additional stress that is naturally created with litigation.

Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Lawyer


A Rancho Cucamonga divorce is more than the end of a marriage. How the issues are addressed will affect your life and impact your loved ones. Family dynamics and finances are complex. When confronted with a divorce, the future feels uncertain and overwhelmingly complex.

You need a Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyer that is well versed in California State divorce laws. We are accomplished, experienced, and compassionate Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyers, able to handle the most complex and involved cases.

With Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Lawyer Joe Torri on your side, you can move forward with confidence and breathe a sigh of relief.

About Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Around a land mass known as Red Hill, the Kucamongan Native Indians established a village around 1200 A.D. The Kucamongan Indians were part of a culture known as the Gabrielinos and anthropologists believe that they were one of the largest populations of indigenous people in the continent of North America, at their peak.

During the 1700's, Spain decided to explore North America. The area around Baja California was colonized in 1769. The 1800's brought expansion and change. Mexico won its independence from the Crown by 1833, and Spain had much less control. All of the land in Baja and southern was allowed to be granted by the new governor of Mexico. In 1839, a dedicated politician, smuggler, and soldier named Tubercio Tapia was granted 13,000 acres of land around the region known as Cucamonga by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado. Tapia built a highly fortified abode home on Red Hill using indigenous labor, and raised large herds of cattle. Tapia started a successful winery, some of which is still standing and is currently known as the Thomas Winery. In 1847, forces from America arrived in California and in 1848, annexed it. In 1850, California became a state.

In 1858 the daughter of Tapia and her husband named Leon Victor Prudhomme sold the Rancho Cucamonga to a man from Alabama named John Rains along with his wife named Maria Merced Williams de Rains. Rains had his family's home built prior to his murder in 1862. American settlement of this area was determined by debates over water rights. The combination of the availability water and transportation shaped the nature of development. There were many different modes of transportation that brought dreams, hopes, women, men and supplies to the area.

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed into being the post office in Red Hill. After the death of John Rains, the Rancho was sold to some businessmen from San Francisco and a man named Isaias Hellman in 1870. This group of men later formed the Cucamonga Company. As the Santa Fe Railroad arrived in the area and tunnels for irrigation were dug through Cucamonga Canyon, both access and water were provided to the colony in Cucamonga by 1887. Wine making was the primary industry in Cucamonga.

In 1881, just outside of the Rancho lands four investors and a man named Adolf Petsch established the Hermosa tract of land.

In 1882, Hellman established the Iowa tract of land because he was spurred on by the competition. In 1887, the two communities combined and formed Ioamosa. The Pacific Electric Railroad arrived in 1913 and a Russian nobleman named Peter Demens and some other citrus growers wanted to improve the transportation for crops, the community came to be known as Alta Loma.

George and William Chaffey planned the first community known as Etiwanda in 1881. The innovations in irrigation, beautification, promotion, subdividing, and city planning were first tested in Etiwanda. George Chaffey, who was an experienced engineer, developed a mutual pipe system of irrigation and water company that became the standard for the management of water systems in southern California. In 1882, Mr. Chaffey also provided the first electric light in Etiwanda and also harnessed hydroelectric power system. Around this time the first long distance call in southern California was completed between Etiwanda and San Bernardino. The community had streetlights, rock curbs, and paved streets by 1913.

Cucamonga, Etiwanda, and Alta Loma experienced uncontrolled and massive growth in the 1970's, as the result of the families in Orange County and Los Angeles wanting affordable housing. Because the residents were concerned about controlling their own destiny, the Tri Community Incorporation Committee was formed to propose the creation of a new community. The year 1977 brought the incorporation of Rancho Cucamonga as a city by a 59 % majority. The citizen committees, board members, commissions, and city council all serve to guide the community forward with a vision.



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