Upland Child Custody Lawyer

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Upland 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 Upland 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 Upland spousal support.

Long-term Upland 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 Upland 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.

Upland Divorce Lawyer

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

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

About Upland, CA

A man named Chaffey bought the land on which North Ontario is located for the Ontario colony. However, North Ontario residents experienced a geographical boundary that was located far to the north of the established Ontario colony. Therefore, in 1888, when the Bedford Brothers arrived and constructed a beautiful hotel known as the Magnolia Villa, many of the residents of North Ontario began to call their community Magnolia, as opposed to than Ontario. The Magnolia Villa was located on Second Avenue, east of Euclid, where the Bedford brothers also invested some of their money on some land that they wanted to sell. Rather than Ontario, resident considered Magnolia their home as well as their downtown area when addition plots were being sold and Magnolia was the center piece for the downtown.

In the meantime, Ontario proper was flourishing. Both wealth and families were attracted to the community as the result of the citrus industry and the mule drawn street cars were very popular. Families were beginning to in Ontario and North Ontario as the population increased. Although the citrus industry was booming in both communities, the North Ontario residents were determined to differentiate between the fruit of the two communities. A resident and owner of the Ontario Fruit Exchange named Charles Adams proposed the creation of a new citrus association known as the Upland Citrus Association. Mr. Adams selected the name Upland because usually, the better quality fruit that was produced at a higher altitude. Therefore, fruit grown upland would be a better quality fruit.

During the late 1880's, the Magnolia Villa was forced to close and the business efforts of the Bedford Brothers began to fail, the residents clung to the name Upland. In 1902, the named North Ontario was changed to Upland.

Upland resisted when Ontario began pushing for a larger area of incorporation. Although, the new incorporation placed the community within the boundaries of Upland, their post office, located on G. Street, was technically in the boundaries of Upland. The tract of land that Ontario wanted also was the location of the train depot at A Street and also held the tracks for the Santa Fe, Topeka, and Atchison Railroad. The annexation of Ontario would also include the Windsor Hotel, which was located at the corner of the Street and 2nd Avenue. The residents of Upland simply couldn't permit for their post office and railroad located in another community. The residents held a meeting at the International Order of the Odd Fellows office on 2nd Avenue in early 1906.

The supervisor was a doctor named E W Reid was present at the meeting, and everybody agreed that the easiest way to resolve the land dispute between Ontario and Upland was incorporation. Three men named T Vernon, Charles Ruedy, and Alfred Harwood were assigned to the committee that would plea the case for the community to the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Vernon elected to increases the committee's chances by circulating a formal petition among the residents of Upland. Almost every resident of Upland signed the petition and voted for incorporation. The committee appeared before the Board with their petition on Feb 19, 1906 and the formal hearing was scheduled for March 12, 1906.

There were changes on both sides during that meeting on March 12. Upland claimed that Ontario was trying to takeover and that properly belonged to them and Ontario believed that the incorporation of Upland would obstruct progress in the county. Following two days of arguing, the Board came to an agreement that there should be a vote for incorporation. Upland approved their vote for incorporation with 19 against and 183 for, on May 5, 1906.

Their first move was to elect city officers, which were the town trustees and city marshal named T Vernon, Charles Ruedy, Alfred Harwood, and Josiah Dundas; the treasurer named Jedd Sawyer; the city clerk named M Palmer; and attorneys named R Norton and Ralph Swing. The Board officially approved the results on May 7th. The date May 15 1906 brought the incorporation of Upland as a city by the Secretary of State in Sacramento. Upland residents then held an election for those residents of the region that were contested by Ontario, between 7th Street and A Street, who has also decided that they wanted to become part of Upland.

The boundary lines for Upland were redrawn in 1935 and included the land that was annexed away from them during the expansion of Ontario in 1902. Although the population is now two-thirds smaller, this move made Upland larger than Ontario geographically.

 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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