Orange Child Custody Lawyer

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Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange spousal support.

Long-term Orange 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 Orange 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.
Orange Divorce Lawyer

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

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

About Orange, CA

There are rich legends in the history of Orange. Probably the most popular story says that the community got its name during a poker game. In 1871, Orange was founded by two men named Andrew Glassell and Alfred Chapman who named the new community Richland. However, they were told by the officials of the post to come up with a different name because there was already one Richland in California. The story goes that Mr. Chapman and Mr. Glassell discussed the matter with two other civic leaders, but they couldn't come up with a name. One wanted Olive, another wanted Almond, another wanted Lemon, and yet another wanted Orange. They decided the name in a poker game, and Orange won. Although there isn't any evidence that this was really how the name Orange was chosen the residents of Orange love to tell this story. Regardless of how the name was selected, the community was officially named Orange and the year 1888 brought the incorporation of the community.

The community expanded from a flourishing agricultural center into a lively but quant city during the past century. The population of Orange two years after it was incorporated in 1890 was only 866 people. The current population of the city is estimated at more than 132,000 people.

These days, Orange is bordered by incorporated land on the east and has been expanding its boundaries and its population and is growing and expanding slowly but steadily each year.

There were many different shopping centers, gas stations, restaurants, banks, and stores, especially next to Tustin Avenue during the boom years. In 1961, a new library opened, in 1963 a new civic center opened, and in 1968 a new Fire department was established.

During the 1990's, the community continued to annex additional regions and at that time had a population of over 120,000 people and covered nearly 25 square miles. The community is home to numerous businesses that range from family owned stores to major Fortune 500 companies. The oldest University in the County of Orange, known as Chapman University is located in Orange County as is the fast growing Santiago Canyon College.

Visitors from all around the area are attracted to the charming downtown area, with its restaurants, art galleries, and antique stores. Orange is considered a major city that has the ambiance of a small town.

There is a 60 square mile sphere of influence to the east that extends to the county line, which is the direction that Orange will continue to grow in the next few decades.

The preliminary plans call for several different developments around the Irvine Lake region, with the majority of the region on the north of the lake to remain as open space. The community of Orange will continue to maintain the small town values and a sense of community and will strive for a balance between a strong business base and attractive neighborhoods.

 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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