Here at The Law Offices of Joseph Torri in the Norwalk, California area, we work with families dealing with family law issues. This may include divorce, adoption, and child custody and child support, just to name a few. Since 2009, our firm has exclusively handled matters of family law cases. Our law office understands that these cases are very important and go to the heart of our clients. This is why we offer a free consultation to determine if we can assist you with your family law, divorce, adoption, child custody or child support case.
Divorcing your spouse can be an upsetting and difficult process. Having a lawyer with experience in this area can help you get a better outcome than with a lawyer with little experience. The first step is to separate the joint property, including all the income and debt obtained during the marriage. California is a no-fault state and both parties do not have to agree in order for divorce to be granted. There are several types of divorce cases including: contested, domestic partnership termination, high net-worth, military and uncontested. Depending on your situation, one of these types may rectify the problem at hand. It is possible to have each party go to mediation and discuss how to dissolve the marriage before the court date is scheduled. This will save time and the cost of a trial. We pride ourselves on having a good reputation for winning these divorce cases.
Adoption in California
Adopting a new child into your family should be a wonderful and emotional time for your family. It can be difficult process without having someone to guide you through the ups and downs. In California, there are several different types of adoption, which include: stepparent, domestic partner, independent, agency and international adoption. For each type, there are countless papers and forms to fill out. The type that you are striving for will determine which paperwork you need to do. After the paper work is filled out, then it will be given to the court clerk. After that, the birth parent or parents will be served with papers for them to sign. An investigator will then meet with you and fill a report on how well you will do as parents. If everything goes smoothly, all you are waiting for is the hearing regarding the adoption. We, at The Law Offices of Joseph Torri can go over all steps that will be necessary for your case to be successful. Just imagine what it will be like when this child will be part of your family.
Child custody cases have the tendency to go on for months. Without an experienced attorney, you may not be able to see your child as much as you like. The two types of custody are joint and sole custody. In California, one major factor that will determine the type of custody that you will be rewarded is what is in the best interest of the child. We offer a free initial consultation for these cases. We know this will be a very difficult process for our clients and we strive to make this as painless as possible. In California, the courts tend to keep the child with a least one parent, if possible. Your lawyer can greatly influence how much custody you are rewarded, so it is best to go with an attorney that has experience and knowledge on how the system works.
Child support is the money that the primary caregiver receives from the other party in order to support the children or child. Determining the amount will be calculated by each party's monthly wages. The Law Offices of Joseph Torri will go over the calculations and how to make sure you are receiving the amount of child support you need. Even if a person is unemployed, they still will have to give the primary caregiver some type of payment. If you have joint custody with your ex-spouse, the court will attempt to figure out a reasonable amount of support from both parents. This support is essential for children, especially in today's economy. If one party is fighting having to pay it, then we will work hard to get the money that you need and deserve.
Finding the Right Lawyer in Norwalk, California
The Law Offices of Joseph Torri strives to help families that need assistance with their case. We offer free initial consultations so that families can come in and see how well we work to help build and win your case. If you are interested in finding a family law attorney that is personable and really cares about you and your case, then consider The Law Offices of Joseph Torri.
Call us today at (866) 630-5757 for a free consultation and let us tell you how we can help you with your case family law, divorce, adoption, child custody or child support case.