Garden Grove Child Custody Lawyer

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Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove spousal support.

Long-term Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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.

Garden Grove Divorce Lawyer

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

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

About Garden Grove, CA

In 1769, while making their way north across California, a Spanish soldier named Gaspar de Portola was commanding his men when he first discovered Orange County. During their journey, the soldiers camped on a grassy, wide plain east of the current location of Garden Grove. They claimed the state of California as a possession of Spain and named the region the Santa Ana Valley. While some of the soldiers were settling into the region, the Santa Ana Valley was subdivided into ranchos. Some of the soldiers settled in the region.

California became a province of Mexico in 1822, when Mexico gained independence from Spain. California didn't become a territory of the United States until 1848 at the end of the Mexican American war when the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed. California became the 32st state in the union in 1850.

In 1868, large tracts of land in Southern California were bought by a businessman named Abel Stearns. In order to sell the land to settlers, Mr. Stearns divided some of his land into smaller lots. A man named Alonzo Cook bought 160 acres of this land for approximately $15 per acre in 1874. Mr. Cooke is recognized as the founding father of Garden Grove and he later donated Garden Grove Boulevard and the land north to be used as the location for the first post office and schoolhouse. Mr. Cook recommended the name Garden Grove community and for the schoolhouse. Some local people didn't believe that name fit with the open terrain. Mr. Cook responded, something to the effect that the name could be made appropriate is some trees were planted which would make it beautiful.

The region of Garden Grove had a population of approximately 200 people in 1889, which was when Orange County was incorporated. Up until 1905, when the Pacific Electric Railroad arrived in Garden Grove, the community continued as a quiet farming community well into the 20th Century. This railroad brought visitors, tourists, and it wasn't long before more settlers arrived. The residents close to Main Street were soon enjoying the first electric, gas, and telephone services.

The primary of the economy in the small community continued to be agriculture for the next four decades. The growth in Garden Grove was hampered by two disasters in those years, although the community was ideally located in the center of the county. In 1916, there were days of heavy rains which flooded the center of the community with about four feet of water. Then, in 1933, an earthquake struck which damaged the old town section of the community. However, the residents of the community joined together in labor and sprit to repair the damage and continue the progress of the community after each of these disasters.

An important impact of the growth of the community was provided by WW II. The servicemen who had visited California while they were training for war came back to settle down and raise their families. There was a building boom as a result of low prices and available. During the 1950's, Garden Grove was the fastest growing community in the country. The rural nature of the community became a more modern society as the community grew and it became evident that there was a need for city government.

The year 1956 brought the incorporation of Garden Grove as a city. The pioneer spirit has continued to live on in the city of Garden Grove since the city was incorporated. Garden Grove had a population of almost 44,000 people, according the 1960 census. These days, the population of Garden Grove is more than 170,000 people, which makes the city the 18th largest city in California and the 5th largest city in Orange County. This dynamic community is has become a flourishing city with a colorful history and a strong sense of its roots.

 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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