Lakewood is a city within Los Angeles County and part of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, bounded on the South and West by Long Beach, Bellflower to the North, and Cypress to the East. The population of Lakewood is just over 80,000.
Lakewood went from being an agricultural area to a planned residential area in just ten years after 1950. The city grew faster than any other planned city in the U.S. In fact, the city grew from a small village to a development housing 70,000 people in just 3 years. Most of Lakewood consists of wide boulevards with median strips and residential development on both sides. Lakewood is now a very diverse city ethnically but has a noticeably large Latino, principally Mexican, population.
The following are some essential family legal resources in Orange County:
The Law Offices of Damian M. Nolan are available for dispute resolution when needed in cases of divorce, child custody, guardianship, legal separation, paternity disputes, restraining orders, property division and any other matters in which there are problems within the family which require legal advice and assistance.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Damian Nolan provide a courteous and honest service which takes into account the needs and concerns of their clients. The firm handles family law matters throughout Southern California, not just in Lakewood itself.
Many family disputes and problems can be handled without the need to go to court, but when there is no other alternative, the dispute can be heard at one or another of the courthouses of the The Superior Court of California. For Lakewood residents, the nearest courthouse is the Norwalk Courthouse at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk. There is another courthouse just to the South of Lakewood in Long Beach.
While hopefully the police will not be needed unless there is a threat of violence or actual physical violence in the family, or a case of child abuse, these things do sometimes happen. The Lakewood Police Department is located in Long Beach Central itself at 400 W Broadway, Long Beach and there is a Northern Division which is closer to Lakewood at 4891 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) has six offices scattered across Los Angeles which provide information and guidance on family law matters. This includes form filling and referrals to private attorneys in Lakewood. They also have three domestic violence clinics, one of which is quite close to Lakewood at the Long Beach Courthouse.