At The Law Offices of Joseph Torri we help our clients win their family law cases. Our reputation for professional counseling in family law has gained us clients referred by former clients again and again. That's because we work diligently to solve sensitive and complex family issues. We understand the emotional challenges that family members face in legal matters and we are dedicated to representing clients with litigation needs in the Santa Fe Springs, California area. We provide a free initial consultation for family law, divorce, child custody, adoption and child support cases.
We are proud to serve this part of California with top quality attorneys at very competitive prices. Fairness for everyone is at the heart of our practice.
Our legal team can help solve the most challenging family situations. We keep all family members' best interests at heart in child custody and child support cases. We give our clients the most personalized service possible while using our knowledgeable legal counsel.
Divorce in California
Our team of lawyers can lead clients through simple, uncontested divorce procedures at a minimal fee as well as highly complex and difficult contested cases. We strive to keep fairness in mind. We work to solve differences over material property and other divorce issues in a speedy fashion. We do not succumb to pressures from opposing counsel that does not have our clients' best interest in mind. We have many years of success in helping both parties in contested divorces reach amicable agreements that would not have otherwise been reached peacefully.
We provide counsel in the following areas:
- Alimony issues
- Spousal support
- Property division
- Value of particular items
- Items of sentimental value
- Debt distribution
- Insurance issues
- Beneficiary issues
Child Custody Cases
There is no area of law that is as important as child custody. It can have a life altering effect on all family members. We consider this area of family law as deeply serious. Our legal team is aware of all the laws that the courts use in deciding the placement of minor children, visitation rights, and parental responsibilities. We work to make sure our clients can maintain a healthy relationship with all minor children involved in the case.
The state of California classifies custody into two categories: sole custody and joint custody. The parent who is granted sole custody is in charge of all decisions for the welfare of the child regarding place of residence, education, religion and extracurricular activities. The other parent in a sole custody settlement may have limited or no visitation rights. Joint custody means that each parent shares in both important decision making and financial support. Child custody decisions are also made for the children of unmarried couples or for those that are trying to gain custody of the child from another parent or guardian. The court tends to make every attempt to have the child remain with at least one parent.
Adoption in California
Our firm is familiar with all adoption policies. Stepparents and domestic parents who wish to adopt will need to have the noncustodial parent sign over parental rights. If you are using an agency to adopt, either a licensed adoption agency or the California Department of Social Services is involved. An independent adoption has no agency involved. If adopting a child from a foreign country, we recognize that we must remain in compliance with the rules of the country that the child is from.
Adopting can be a long and expensive process. At The Law Offices of Joseph Torri, we are highly experienced in the various procedures involved in adoption. We can provide guidance with all the required paperwork for a smooth transition to a joyful family addition.
Child Support in Santa Fe Springs, California
At The Law Offices of Joseph Torri, we recognize that child support is usually the most contentious part of divorce. We use a formula based on monthly wages after taxes for both parents, and the number of children under the age of 18. We recognize that the non-custodial parent must pay child support even if not employed.
Our attorneys are experienced in cases where the parent with limited or no visitation rights contests paying support. This is a difficult issue. We work to make the process smoother by simply explaining the laws that are in place to protect and serve innocent children. The laws must be strictly adhered to, and we will back up the court's decisions for the best interest of the custodial parent and children.
The Law Offices of Joseph Torri will provide an initial consultation at no cost for our prospective clients.
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.