CATHEDRAL CITY DIVORCE ATTORNEY
Concluding a relationship is frequently stressful and takes its toll on your emotions, especially when children are at issue. The break-up process becomes even more difficult when parents have to divide assets, establish child custody and visitation, and determine how to earn a living with all of the other issues surrounding a dissolution of marriage (divorce) in Cathedral City.
The Law Offices of Joseph Torri is extremely dedicated to representing parents and guiding them through this legal process so clients can make intelligent decisions ensuring the most reasonable outcome for you and your children.
Clients must assess many legal issues if they are contemplating divorce or if they have been served with a divorce petition and summons (court paperwork). Deciding where to live, child custody and visitation, child support and dividing community property assets and debts is a daunting task for clients facing this process alone.
Joseph Torri is experienced in the California divorce process. The divorce process encompasses many legal issues that need to be addressed, such as dividing assets and debts and valuing businesses. Our law office is dedicated to helping clients reach settlement on their cases since the most favorable outcomes usually occur when cases settle. When the parties are unable to reach a stipulation on their Cathedral City divorce case, our extensive litigation experience allows us to advocate on the client's behalf to protect your rights and reach a fair resolution.
The best-case scenario for both parties in a divorce is to negotiate a settlement outside of court so they can draft their own stipulation that is filed with the court. Reaching a settlement avoids costly litigation expenses and multiple court dates where a judge has to make findings and court orders. People generally don't want judges making important decisions about their lives, and judges would prefer it when parties can reach their own agreements. Most divorce cases can be settled to the satisfaction of both spouses. The community property laws of California are controlling unless the parties had a prenuptial agreement, but the mere existence of a prenuptial agreement does not necessarily mean the prenup is valid. The parties should be able to settle their case out of court by negotiating with the other side at settlement conferences and going over correspondence.
Securing the legal services of an experienced Cathedral City divorce attorney to represent your needs at the early stages is critical. Attorneys are able to come in and represent clients at any time, but it's preferable to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Also, hiring a Cathedral City family law attorney the day before trial is an unwise decision since the court may not grant a continuance of your case if the attorney is not ready, and an attorney may not accept representation if you hire a lawyer the day before trial. The attorney may not be able to have adequate time to prepare if there are many legal issues and a person attempts to hire a lawyer the day before trial. While some trials are not difficult and that may be an option, it's definitely preferable to hire a lawyer as soon as possible.
Coachella Valley divorce lawyers that are hired early in the process should be able to help clients settle their cases. There are many instances where people think they will come to an agreement, but learn about legal issues that impact their life and finances. Some people decide not to settle after learning about how much they may have to pay in child and or spousal support (alimony). Although there may be litigation on some issues, the parties can still work to settle other legal issues.
Our experienced Cathedral City divorce attorneys are dedicated to helping you reach an acceptable conclusion without the need for litigation. However, there are circumstances when people unable to agree on some or all of the issues. We are committed to representing your interests in a contested divorce. We will represent you at the Larson Justice Center located in Indio if your case needs to be heard at a request for order hearing or at a trial.
CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION AND CHILD SUPPORT
Our office is aware that a divorce will cause uncertainty about the status of your child's living situation and financial security. Child custody and visitation legal issues need to be litigated at court if the parents are unable to reach an agreement. Child support is another contested issue since some parents don't believe they should pay the other parent for many different reasons. Joseph Torri is an experienced Cathedral City family law attorney representing clients facing these contested family law issues.
DIVIDING COMMUNITY ASSETS AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT (ALIMONY)
Spouses usually experience a substantial change in financial status when dissolution of marriage proceedings begin. Spouses will have to divide property that was community property due to the divorce. Not only do assets need to be divided, spouses need to pay off community debt. Mix in spousal support (alimony) to the equation, and you can see how these issues get hotly contested. Joseph Torri is an experienced Coachella Valley divorce attorney who can help you settle your case or provide solid representation in court.
The dedicated and experienced team at the Law Offices of Joseph Torri represent clients in divorce proceedings and all matters related to dissolution of marriage and paternity cases throughout the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. Please call our office at (866) 630-5757 or send request for a consultation through the website to schedule your initial consultation.