North Tustin Child Custody Lawyer

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North Tustin 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 North Tustin 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 North Tustin spousal support.

Long-term North Tustin 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 North Tustin 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.

North Tustin Divorce Lawyer

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

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

About North Tustin, CA

It can be difficult to believe that this area was once undeveloped, raw land when driving through the North Tustin region of Cowan Heights and Lemon Heights while admiring the beautiful homes that line the streets.

In 1906, a man named James Irvine sold 1,000 acres of flat land to two men named Sherman Stevens and C. Utt, who formed the San Joaquin Fruit Company and planted citrus on that land. In 1910, they bought 600 acres, after recognizing the potential of the hill property. As a result of the citrus that they planted, these 600 acres became known as Lemon Heights.

Sometime later, a wealthy businessman from Chicago, who frequently visited this region, named George Marcy purchased a large part of the land that Mr. Stevens and Mr. Utt owned in addition to other land in the region. His total purchase was 17,000 acres of land. Just north of what is currently known as Barrett Lane, on the west side of Newport Avenue, Mr. Marcy then established the headquarters for the Marcy Ranch.

Although Mr. Marcy had other plans for this land, the majority of the land he bought for his ranch was unfit for cultivation. One of his objectives was to develop a large park of approximately 300 acres, much the same as Smiley Heights in Redlands. Water for irrigation had to be brought in from wells in Tustin and then stored in a very large reservoir at the top of the hill because the region only had one well. The attractions in the area included a lake with swans, an abundance of green plantings, shady walkways, and giant trees. Soon scenic drives and access roads were developed.

After the park was completed, numerous visitors drove up the hill to enjoy the park and the view alike. For those people who were considering buying an automobile, the roads made for popular test drives. An automobile was considered powerful if it could make it up the steep inclines.

These days what remains of the park is bordered by Equestrian Drive, Skyline Drive, and Cowan Heights Drive. South of the park, Mr. Utt kept about 200 acres for growing peanuts, grapes, and citrus.

Other people were soon purchasing land in the region. In 1921, the History of Orange County, California was published by the Historic Record Company in Los Angeles and written by Samuel Armor, lists Dr. Wilella Waffle, who was a well-known doctor in Santa Ana who owned 30 acres of lemons, Arthur Lyon, who was a local resident and reportedly turned down $108,000 for 39 acres of citrus, Doctor and Mrs. Bartholomew who owned 65 acres, and former Chicagoan Robert M. Simons who owned 90 acres of lemons and oranges.

Mr. Armor predicted that there would undoubtedly be many palatial residences built in the region in the near future and their occupants might enjoy the beauty of nature that is enhanced by the arts of the civilizations while he was describing the fine view of the plains and the valleys that constituted the southern and central portions of the county that could be seen from the heights.

When Walter Cowan bought a large portion of the Marcy land that he intended to use for agricultural purposes but after determining the region would make a better residential area and developed Cowan Heights, his prediction came true. Many others did the same and Lemon Heights was also developed, although it only had a few homes including that of Mr. Utt.

 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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