Lake Forest Child Custody Lawyer

Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest spousal support.

Long-term Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest 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.

Lake Forest Divorce Lawyer

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

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

About Lake Forest, CA

The community of Lake Forest is situated in the beautiful Saddleback Valley in the center of southern Orange County. This contemporary community enhances and preserves the rich heritage of the past and is ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future. The year 1991 brought the incorporation of Lake Forest as a city.

The incorporation will help to make sure that this community will always be a great place for businesses to prosper and people to play, work, and live. The physical limits of Lake Forest have been expanded to include the communities of Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch since it was incorporated. These communities are newer and are master planned developments that brought commercials and new homes.

In 1846, through a Mexican land grant, the original area was known as the Valley of the Sycamores was settled by a man named Don Jose Serrano. Named after the bulls that roamed the ranch that Don Jose Serrano owned, the region was then known as El Toro. This land stayed with Don Jose and his for over a century, until the land was turned over to private interests as the result of financial problems. As a solution to lumber shortage in California, a local resident in the region named Dwight Whiting planted some 400 acres of eucalyptus trees that grow fast in the expanding community during the early 1900's. Industrial, commercial, and residential development started replacing all of the farmland in the region after WW II.

A master planned community around manmade lakes and abundant trees was developed by master developer Occidental Petroleum during the 1960's. The Forest in Lake Forest was the result of the eucalyptus trees that provided the landscaping for modern new homes.

The community of Lake Forest is located next to the intersection of the Eastern Transportation and Foothill Corridors and the Interstate 505 and 5 Freeways. This provides easy access to the Inland Empire, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Only minutes away are the Amtrak Station and the Orange County Airport.

The communities' commercial, industrial, and business office parks provide an excellent selection of development opportunities and facilities to meet the specific requirements and the needs of various businesses and professions, such as retail, manufacturing, technology, and research and development. The businesses in Lake Forest include the Wonderware Corporation, Black and Decker, Apria Healthcare, Panasonic Avionics, the Del Taco Corporate offices, Wet Seal, and Oakley. Lake Forest takes a proactive role in encouraging entrepreneurial activity and expanding the current businesses.

Lake Forest has the convenience of a large metropolitan city and the charm of a small community. The community has beautiful neighborhoods that are well-planned and safe. The environment is ideal with style, lakes, eucalyptus trees, lush green hills, and mild Mediterranean weather. The community offers the best kind of family that meets all requirements, including retirement communities, mobile home parks, townhomes, luxury condominiums, equestrian estates, and lake front homes.

Lake Forest has 27 public parks and wonderful outdoor enjoyment is available at the Regional Wilderness Park on the Whiting Ranch. Within the community swimming, boating, barbeque areas, picnic areas, equestrian trails, biking, hiking, golf courses, and volleyball, basketball, handball, and tennis courts are all available. Community sponsored programs for all age groups, special events at the Heritage Hill Historical Park, community playhouse productions, theaters, and free summer concerts in the park are also available.

Also located within Lake Forest there are trade and technical schools, private elementary schools, several preschools, and quality public schools for grades K-12. Located only minutes away higher education is available at the Irvine Valley, and Saddleback Community Colleges, Concordia University, Chapman University, California State University at Fullerton, and University of California at Irvine.

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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