Blythe Divorce Lawyer
The Riverside Superior Court handles family law cases at the Blythe, California courthouse. Couples going through a divorce in Blythe, California will probably need a Blythe Divorce Lawyer to guide them through the dissolution of marriage process. Since Ironwood State Prison and Chuckawalla Valley State Prison are located in Blythe, the personnel at these prisons may find themselves needing a divorce or family law attorney. State workers have generous pension benefits. These benefits are generally community property and need to be divided in the dissolution of marriage process. If the couple does not reach an agreement with regard to the pension, the court will order a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) to divide and distribute the retirement. Without a QDRO, the former spouse has no rights to the participant's retirement benefits.
Joinder of Retirement Plan
Blythe Family Law Attorneys must join many retirement plans. Many litigants representing themselves do not realize they need to file a joinder. This is a critical mistake many litigants make since they can jeopardize their share of the retirement if they fail to properly join the retirement plan administrator. Many judges ask the parties if the retirement plan was joined, but some judges do not ask. Joinder is the legal term meaning to add another party to the case besides the petitioner and respondent. Riverside County Divorce Lawyers can complete a request for joinder of employee benefit plan and order, pleading on joinder – employee benefit plan, and a summons (joinder) on behalf of their clients. Some plans that need to be joined are California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), and University of California Retirement System (UCRS) and 401(k) plans. Most federal government plans do not need to be joined.
Blythe Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence brings up complex issues in a divorce and child custody and visitation case. While an alleged aggressor can face criminal charges, he or she can also face temporary restraining orders and domestic violence restraining orders in family law court. The Riverside Superior Court can make findings of domestic violence that can severely limit the perpetrator's child custody and visitation rights. In addition to limiting custodial rights, perpetrators of domestic violence can lose their right to carry firearms. This is especially serious for law enforcement officers and prison guards serving as California Peace Officers since they won't be able to carry firearms to carry out their job duties. False allegations of domestic violence often surface in order to obtain an advantage in child custody and visitation litigation. Criminal defense lawyers and domestic violence lawyers at the Law Offices of Joseph Torri are very experienced in representing clients in criminal court and family law court.
Blythe Child Support Lawyer
California has established child support guidelines for parents and their children. There is a complex mathematical formula this state uses in determining how much in child support parents must pay. Courts must use approved software programs in calculating support on the computer. Some of the factors courts look at are the number of children, the net disposable income of each parent and the timeshare each parent spends with the children. If you are a parent in Riverside County, you may have several questions about your potential child support obligations. We handle just about every type of legal issue related to family law in Southern California. You may have had child support orders in place, but substantial circumstances have occurred necessitating the need to file a request for order to change the current orders to provide relief. New facts may have come up where the other parent is earning more money, and you need to file a request for order to change child support in order to receive more money in child support. Contact Blythe Family Law Attorney Joseph Torri for a consultation.