EXPERIENCED RANCHO MIRAGE DIVORCE LAWYER
The stakes are high for parents filing for divorce in the Coachella Valley. The results of a divorce will significantly impact the rest of your life no matter whether your case is complex or simple. Hiring a trustworthy and experienced family law attorney is crucial in achieving the most favorable outcomes for child custody and visitation, community property division and child support. Rancho Mirage family law lawyer Joseph Torri has over a decade of experience representing Southern California residents who need an assertive and knowledgeable family law advocate. Rancho Mirage divorce lawyer Joseph Torri has considerable experience representing clients in California, and he is on the Riverside Superior Court – Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. The Larson Justice Center in Indio hears dissolution of marriage and paternity cases for residents living in the Coachella Valley.
DIRECT ANSWERS AND FREQUENT UPDATES
Filing for divorce is difficult and extremely personal. Negotiations concerning child custody and visitation can be very contentious. Dividing assets and dividing debt can be complicated, and this process can take its toll on litigants.
You are probably wondering if you can trust the information that friends and family are providing. You may have questions and need trustworthy answers. Family law is not only complex in many circumstances, legal issues can also be difficult to recognize. Friends and family may not have all of the information in order to help you. Furthermore, friends and family probably know your spouse or ex, and it may be difficult to completely reveal information to them. Although divorce can take a lot out of you, full-representation from a lawyer who is nice to talk to and keeps you informed may help the distressing experience less difficult.
As a fully-retained family law attorney, I provide direct answers to your family law questions, and provide you with frequent updates about the case. As a Rancho Mirage divorce attorney, my objective is to provide assertive and compassionate representation.
DIVORCE IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY
In order to file for divorce in Riverside County, either your or your spouse must have been a California resident for six months and a resident of Riverside County for three months immediately preceding the filing. California Family Code section 2310 allows parties to be granted a divorce for either irreconcilable differences or proven incurable insanity.
Community property is the law of California. Generally speaking, all property acquired by a spouse during the marriage while living in California will be shared equally between the spouses. Quasi-community property, property acquired while the spouses live in a non-community property state, is recognized by California law. The property that a spouse owns prior to marriage and after the date of separation is that spouse's separate property. There are circumstances where the spouses can agree to settle the case outside of the community property laws.
Spousal support is the term California uses, but people generally know of the term alimony. Spousal support looks at multiple factors in deciding how much one spouse may have to pay the other. One common theme is one spouse staying home and taking care of the children. Child support takes into account the income of each parent and the amount of time each parent spends with the child or children. Spousal support should also consider how the spouses can maintain his or her marital standard of living. Domestic violence is a significant legal issue in the area of family law.
FAMILY LAW REPRESENTATION FOR PARENTS IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY
My team and I provide Southern California parents with outstanding legal representation and advice for their divorce and paternity legal issues. As a Rancho Mirage divorce lawyer, I give each fully-retained client complete and excellent service, and this includes timely replying to a question. My office is able to assist no matter where your case is in the litigation process.
We know that you are going through difficult times, and we can help you with the child custody and visitation, community property division, spousal support (alimony) and the other legal issues that are associated with family law. Contact an experienced Rancho Mirage family law attorney at (866) 630-5757 or send a note through the website.