1365 West Foothill Boulevard Suite 2
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 920-0908
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in the following areas

Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell - Providing Over 20 Years of Industry Leading Experience in Family Law, Business Law and Criminal Law
Area of Practices

Client Checklist

The following client decision list is intended to suggest some (not all) issues to be considered

Children Decisions

  • Sole decision making by one parent
  • Joint decision-making, but residence primarily with one parent
  • Split residence and decision making
  • Which decisions need mutual consent/discussion?

  • Weekdays/Weekends
  • Holidays and long weekends
  • School recesses
  • Summer vacations
  • Birthdays – Parents & children
  • Other special occasions
  • Telephone calls
  • Notice of changes
  • Expenses of missed times

  • Foreign travel
  • Relocation with the children

  • Doctors, dentists, etc.
  • Schools and teachers

  • Addresses and phone numbers
  • Illnesses and accidents
  • Children’s whereabouts

Support Decisions

  • Amount
  • Date of payment
  • Cost of Living Adjustments
  • Amount or reduction on emancipation of one child

  • Age
  • College
  • Marriage
  • Living away from home
  • Employment

  • College or private school Tuition
  • Child care costs
  • Summer camp/activities
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Insurance coverage
  • Procedures for claims filing and reimbursement
  • Payment for uncovered expenses
  • Decisions on elective procedures, including orthodontia
  • Dental, prescription, eyeglasses, psychotherapy expenses

  • Amount
  • Duration
  • Type
  • Beneficiary
  • Trustee for children
  • Amount of cash value

  • Amount
  • Cost of living adjustment
  • Time of payment
  • Duration

Equitable Distribution

  • If marital home is sold, who occupies until sale?
  • Who pays expenses until sale on:
  • Mortgage, taxes, utilities, insurance, repairs

  • When?
  • Age or graduation of children, remarriage or cohabitation
  • Selling price:  How to be determined?
  • Option to buy
  • Expenses of sale
  • Division of proceeds
  • Capital gains exposure

  • Who remains in house
  • Valuation of home
  • Division of value: lump sum and/or payout

  • Method of valuation
  • Division of value: lump sum and/or payout

  • Valuation
  • Division of value: lump sum and/or payout

  • Bank accounts and liquid assets
  • Stocks, bonds, tax shelters
  • Cars
  • Jewelry
  • Collectibles
  • Household furniture
  • Family photographs

  • Effects of waivers
  • Provisions for children of this marriage

  • Liability or refunds on past returns
  • Future filings
  • Child Dependency Exemptions

  • How to divide legal costs, filing fees and expert witness fees, including accountants, appraisers, etc.


Case Evaluation

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Best Lawyer and Staff Torrence and his paralegal Tiffany were the absolute best. In the consultation with Torrence alone I discovered my divorce was going to leave me with much more than I had realized. If I had just went with a mediator like I had originally planned I'd have been lucky to keep my

-Steven July 10, 2017

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