Family Law Attorney in Pasadena, California

Child Custody, Visitation and Support

Whenever parents separate, important and emotional issues of child custody, child visitation and child support arise. Even if the parents were never married to each other or never even lived together, divorce is not being currently contemplated, or the parents are same sex, matters concerning the custody and support of children must be addressed.

Some cases even start with the issue of child paternity having to be determined. Sometimes, couples can enter into an informal agreement about these matters, but when agreement is not possible, one of the parties will usually seek judicial intervention to resolve the differences.

It is imperative that you seek the counsel of a Los Angeles child custody attorney with experience in child visitation and child support law to represent your interests through the thicket of complex child custody, child visitation and child support laws and civil procedure. Even when both parties are anxious to resolve these issues themselves, it is important that they have expert legal guidance to make sure everything is legally sound.

Divorce Law in California

California is a so-called “no fault” divorce state. If one party petitions for divorce, the divorce can be granted due to “irreconcilable differences” by a court six months after the other spouse has been officially notified that the petition was filed, whether or not the other spouse even responds to the divorce petition. However, even though a divorce itself cannot be contested per se after the six month waiting period, the other issues that must be decided at the time of a divorce can be contested.

If you or someone you know is needs legal advice and representation in a family law case in the Los Angeles area, contact the Pasadena Law Office of Edward A. Torres by calling 626-795-3736. You may also contact us immediatelly using the form provided to your right. Your initial consultation is 100% free and completely confidential.