Family law attorneys help couples and families solve problems when they have failed to solve them by themselves. Talking to an empathetic and compassionate attorney who has experience in all aspects of family law can remove some of the bitterness that can surface when couples are near the stage of divorce and allow them to move on. Seeking the help of an attorney is even more useful when there is a difference of opinion about how to provide ongoing care for any dependent children and sort out shared family assets like the family home.
Suspicion of more serious matters like child abuse and family violence either emotional or physical or both is another matter which can be brought up with a family law attorney. He or she will be able to give a professional opinion about the options which are available for an abused spouse or child(ren) including restraining orders. The links and contact details given below may help couples and families find the resources they need to help solve their problems.
Long Beach, to the seaward side of Los Angeles, is the 7th largest city in California and is situated within Los Angeles County. It has a population of over 460,000. The city has grown as a result of expansion of the city of Los Angeles and the development of the container port, which is the second busiest in the U.S.
Long Beach also has a large oil and manufacturing industry with the latter concentrating on electronics, car parts, aeronautical engineering and home furnishings.
The city of Los Angeles borders Long Beach on one side for several miles, the CBDs of the two cities being approximately only 20 miles apart.
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 Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse at 275 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach. There is another courthouse just to the North of Long Beach in Norwalk.
The police may need to be called in if there is a threat of violence or actual violence to one of the spouses or one of the children in a family. Most of the time, there is no need to involve the police at all. The Long Beach Police Department is located in Long Beach Central itself at 400 W Broadway, Long Beach.
If you need any other assistance with family matters including violence within the family, you can go to one of the offices of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). There is an office in Long Beach as well a separate domestic violence clinic at the Long Beach Courthouse.
The Legal Aid Foundation helps with any sort of family law matter, and can refer you to a private family law attorney in Long Beach.