Fountain Valley Child Custody Lawyer

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Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley spousal support.

Long-term Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley 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.

Fountain Valley Divorce Lawyer

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

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

About Fountain Valley, CA

The Native Tongva people originally inhabited the area around Fountain Valley. When a man named Manuel Nieto was granted the land for Rancho Los Nieto, which included more than 300,000 acres of land and included what is currently known as Fountain Valley, European settlement of the region started. Subsequently, control of the land was transferred to Mexico upon their independence from Spain, and then, as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, to the US.

Much the same as California, after the Mexican War, Fountain Valley has had a colorful and rich history and has been under the control of both Mexico and Spain throughout the years. The area around Fountain Valley was nearly covered by swamps during the early settlement years of the community. The residents around the area of Fountain Valley and the surrounding communities called these areas the Gospel Swamps between the 1880's and the early 1900's. Artesian wells that provided a great supply of water was the origination of the name Fountain Valley. Drainage canals were built to drain the land and make it useable up through the 1980's by the efforts of the early settlers. These early settlers grew field crops that included wheat, barley, beans, and sugar beets.

On the part of the land that wasn't being used to grow crops, cattle were grazing. Up until the middle 1930's, when some very large land owners starts selling off parts of their land, Fountain Valley remained primarily a field crop area, that produced sugar beets and beans. Between From 1930 and today, the emphasis has been on agricultural products including squash, peas, parsley, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, spinach, carrots, lettuce, beans, corn, asparagus, cauliflower, cabbage, and strawberries.

The year 1957 brought the incorporation of Fountain Valley as the 21st City in Orange County. Fountain Valley has been established both nationally and locally as a community that looks forward that is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents since it was incorporated.

During the 1960's, Fountain Valley experienced an amazing growth rate that might have easily have resulted in many problems with the planning of many other communities. However, this growth occurred within the framework of a Master Plan that was adopted prior to any developments. This Master Plan of Fountain Valley meant that the community didn't have to catch up with current developments unlike many other communities. This is the reason that Fountain Valley is considered the best planned community in Orange County.

The community is assured orderly, balance growth as a result of the revisions to the Master Plan. The growth of the community is almost complete a current population of 54,797 people.

As the residents of Fountain Valley look forward to the next millennium, they can be proud of their numerous successes during the last 50 years and build on this foundation to create a vision for the 21st century as well as to provide stability in the lives of those residents. Fountain Valley continues to be a great place to work, live, and play.

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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