San Bernardino County Family Law Attorney
Divorce and Paternity cases can modify your lifestyle in a big way. Parents that are facing child custody and visitation issues often find themselves not having as much time with their children since both parents need frequent and continuing contact with the children per California law. Spouses that are accustomed to a certain marital standard of living can find themselves adapting to a way of life they never thought would occur. Having a San Bernardino County Family Law Attorney represent you during this difficult time can help alleviate the uncertainty and apprehension that naturally arises during these difficult times.
The Law Offices of Joseph Torri takes a no-nonsense approach to handling family law cases. Mr. Torri is a Minor's Counsel Attorney that has the requisite experience and training to handle child custody and visitation cases. Minor's Counsel Attorneys are appointed by the court to represent children during the proceedings until the judge determines that legal services have concluded. We can help clients resolve their family law related legal issues. Divorcing spouses may not have children, but addressing issues of spousal support (also known as alimony) and community property division certainly need to be settled either by stipulation (agreement) or litigation. Knowing more about your rights in a divorce or paternity case can be searched online, but consulting with a San Bernardino Child Custody and Divorce Attorney is also an intelligent approach to take.
Paternity cases are established when the parents were not married. Dissolution of marriage cases (divorces) are filed when the parents of the children were married. Child custody and visitation laws in both types of cases use the best interest of the child standard. Parents going through paternity cases do not have community property to divide since community property laws are triggered when there is a marriage. Also, parents going through a parentage case (paternity) are unable to file for spousal support since marriages trigger spousal support concerns, while paternity cases do not. Child support will always be an issue no matter whether the parents are divorcing or going through a paternity case. California law requires the courts to use the guideline child support standard in most cases. Courts generally look at how many children need to be put into the child support calculator, the incomes of both parents and the percentage of time each parent spends with the children. Consult with a San Bernardino Child Support Lawyer to discuss other deductions that could be available in your case.
The Law Offices of Joseph Torri welcomes the opportunity to serve you. Please call our office to schedule your initial consultation.