Coachella Valley Family Law Attorney Anastacio De La Cruz can assist you with any Family Law matter related to:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
A Dissolution of Marriage or Registered Domestic Partnership (Divorce) is a legal action that ends marriage or a registered domestic partnership.
Child custody and visitation are terms which are used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the child to make decisions, and the parent’s duty to care for the child.
Child support is the amount of money that a court orders a parent or both parents to pay every month to help pay for the support of the child (or children) and the child’s living expenses. Parents have a legal responsibility to support their children financially. Each parent is responsible for providing for the financial needs of his or her child according to his or her ability. They have this duty even when they separate or divorce.
Spousal Support is the legal obligation to contribute to the economic maintenance of his or her spouse after a dissolution, legal separation or nullity of a marriage or domestic partnership. When a couple legally separates or divorces, the court may order one spouse or domestic partner to pay the other a certain amount of support money each month.