Anaheim Child Custody Lawyer

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Anaheim 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 Anaheim 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 Anaheim spousal support.

Long-term Anaheim 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 Anaheim 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.
Anaheim Divorce Lawyer

A Anaheim 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 Anaheim divorce lawyer that is well versed in California State divorce laws. We are accomplished, experienced, and compassionate Anaheim divorce lawyers, able to handle the most complex and involved cases.

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

About Anaheim, CA

Some German vintners and farmers founded Anaheim in 1857. A founding member named George Hansen originally surveyed some 200 acres which now makes up the downtown region of the community bounded by West, East, South, and North Streets. The name of the community is a combination of heim, which translates from German into home, and Ana from the nearby Santa Ana River. Those early German settlers considered this area their home by the river.

Their lifestyle and occupation was farming. Although, during the 1870's, their grapes were wiped out by a plague, for the first few decades they grew grapes for making wine, among other crops. Then they planted groves of citrus trees. Anaheim was the home of the first commercially available oranges that were grown in Orange County. The orange growers consider the success of these orange crops the results of the fruit being protected from the cold winds that came down from the mountains by the local hills. Chili peppers and walnuts were some of their other crops.

In addition to these farmers being the first settlers, there were also musicians, artists, and writers. The first public buildings were an opera house and a school rather than administrative facilities. With a population of 881 people, the year 1876 brought the incorporation of Anaheim as a city. For the next several decades the small rural community grew steadily but slowly. The population of this tightly knit, small agricultural community had increased to 5,526 people by 1920.

The construction of the Santa Fe depot in 1887 linked the citrus growers in Anaheim to the east, which provided critical markets for their oranges.

The first half of the 20th century saw the small town lifestyle in Anaheim continue. The hub of community was Center Street, where people would gather to celebrate festivities and local events to mark such international and national events as the first step by man on the moon, the assassination of President John Kennedy and the end of both World Wars. Although the quiet little town would soon become a large city, the population had only increased to 14,556 people by 1950.

Anaheim didn't resemble the small farming community it had been only a decade earlier by 1960. During the next ten years, sports and tourism world have an even larger impact the community in order to capitalize on its booming growth.

Anaheim was physically starting to have the look and feel of a big city. There was more of a demand for city services as a result of the influx of businesses and people. Street sweeping, police and fire services as well utilities were in a state of ever increasing demand. The city hall building with its Greek columns that was built in 1923 to serve 5,000 residents was showing signs of the growing pains of the community. The city's facilities were serving over 100,000 residents by 1960. Although the measure failed when placed on the ballot, Civic leaders tried to gain support for construction of a centralized, modern new building.

In order to find the economic prosperity on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, industries moved west during the boom period of the 1960's. Lured by the comfortable weather, affordable and abundant housing, and the promise of employment, workers arrived by the thousands. During the 1960's California was flourishing, while the populations in other states remained static.

Center Street was starting to show signs of distress by the 1970's. Many businesses were forced into crisis as a result of the gradual flight of customers from the district. Some of the businesses simply didn't have either the means to continue or to move following years of an eroding customer base. The storefronts downtown were full of vacancy signs. The physical condition of several buildings deteriorated and two adult businesses moved in. There was an increase in the vacant buildings being vandalized. There simply weren't many reasons for new businesses and people to venture into downtown. This area was once the critical center of community activity.

Officials of the City came up with a six phase plan to renovate and restore the once flourishing area of the city in order to combat the deterioration. This laid the foundation for the renaissance of central city, although the subsequent growth and improvements in the downtown area would remain elusive for the next several years.

In addition, the local economy was energized when almost 1,000 employees came back downtown after ground was broken for a new Pacific Bell facility during the late 1980's. This effort spurred redevelopment that would carry into well the 1990's. In an effort the maintain the lead that Anaheim had as a front runner in the convention trade show industry, the next ten years also saw expansion of the Convention Center.

 Joseph Torri, Attorney at Law is no longer accepting new clients. Also, Mr. Torri is not offering a free initial consultation.

Free Initial Consultation

Our law office would like to hear your concerns about the family law issues that are arising. Contact us anytime for an initial complimentary consultation. We generally answer the phone during non-business hours within reason, and we will get back to you promptly if we are unavailable. Addressing family law issues promptly is critical. Our office will advocate for a fair outcome if you allow us to earn your trust.

Regain Peace of Mind

Our family law attorneys understand how difficult it is when one parent unjustifiably withholds children from the other parent or communicates a desire to move away with the children to another state or county. Obtaining child custody orders from the court will prohibit a parent from taking unjustifiable action. Also, our divorce attorneys know how important it is to divide community property, and to establish or defend against spousal support and child support. Rely on us to zealously argue for a fair and just outcome.

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