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Binoye Jos is the best child custody attorney in Laguna Beach. At JOS FAMILY LAW, we are committed to doing that which is in the best interests of your children. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight for your rights, feel free to contact JOS FAMILY LAW.

On the other hand, if you are looking for vicious litigation or are using your child as revenge against your former partner, please look elsewhere. At JOS FAMILY LAW, we are committed to finding the legal outcome that will best serve the interests of you and, most especially, your child.

Child custody is the most vital aspect of any separation and/or divorce action in court. It is of utmost importance to each child that their parents make the best, most responsible decisions possible when choosing an attorney to represent them throughout the child custody process.

Child custody is the most vital aspect of any separation and/or divorce action in court. It is of utmost importance to each child that their parents make the best, most responsible decisions possible when choosing an attorney to represent them throughout the child custody process.


The courts require strict adherence to many rules and regulations in every child custody case. Since child custody is so emotionally charged, child custody decisions are – and should be – some of the most difficult decisions of one’s life. The health and wellbeing of your child are at stake, and every good parent wants to do whatever is in their child’s best interests. These decisions must be made with utmost sincerity by both parents, and in a manner that ensures that each child is served in a manner that is most beneficial to them.

At JOS FAMILY LAW , you can rest assured that your case is being handled by an experienced attorney who possesses not only the knowledge and understanding required to navigate your case and negotiate on your behalf, but one who also cares deeply about your matter and will give you the best possible legal advice and services.

Unfortunately, some parents use their child as a weapon against the other parent. This is so detrimental to the child, who will ultimately suffer the most with mental, physical, and spiritual difficulties that will cause them undue and utterly undeserved pain, often for many years past the time when they reach the age of majority.


At JOS FAMILY LAW , Binoye Jos helps and supports each and every client in a manner that takes into account all the sentiments and emotions that accompany any child custody case. Mr. Jos assists his clients to work with opposing parents as much as possible in order to handle as many issues as possible before involving the courts.

When parents no longer live together, and depending on the age and emotional maturity of the child, the courts often take into consideration the child’s preference regarding living arrangements. Because a child will be deeply affected by the decisions reached by the courts about which parent the child will live with, and because any and all such decisions will affect the holistic growth and wellbeing of the child, the courts consider input from the child seriously, whenever appropriate.

If you find yourself in a difficult situation regarding child custody issues, you must have an experienced and understanding attorney to help you reach a resolution that best suits you and your child. Feel free to contact Orange County Child Custody Attorney, and we will help you throughout the child custody process in the most seamless manner possible. Call us at (714) 733-7066, or contact us via email at We look forward to serving you.

Are you interested in modifying Spousal Support? The Court requires a showing of a material change in circumstances. A paying spouse’s decrease in income caused by loss of employment or retirement can constitute a material change in circumstances in some cases. Keep in mind that the Court can consider all assets other than income in making its decision. If the paying party has assets which can be easily liquidated, then the Court is unlikely to modify Spousal Support even if the paying party is no longer working.

However, an increase in the Supported Party’s income may be grounds for modification since the supported party’s needs will decrease as a result.

In both the initial Spousal Support award and any modification requested, the Court will evaluate the fourteen factors described in Family Code Section 4320

The first factor, which has been popularized in our culture is the Standard of Living. The goal of all Spousal Support awards is to maintain the supported party in the same standard of living established during the marriage. The Court is required to determine the standard of living. To make that help the Court make that determination, in your declaration, state:

  • the location of the family house
  • the makes and models of the cars
  • the names of the stores regularly shopped at
  • the frequency of vacations and other social excursions
  • the places traveled to on a regular basis for pleasure

For example, annual trips to Europe, private school education for the children and boat ownership can indicate an affluent standard of living.

However, sometimes, frequent expensive expenditures can be misleading and may not indicate an accurate financial picture. For example, in the case of Marriage of Weinstein (1991) 4 CA4th 555, 565, the parties’ lifestyle exceeded their means. Therefore, it would have been burdensome for the supporting party to attempt to maintain the spouse in the same standard of living. In this type of situation, the Court will base its decision on the parties’ actual incomes during their marriage.

The supporting party’s previous income may also prove misleading if such income was the result of overtime. This was the case in the Marriage of Smith (1990) 225 CA 3d 469, 493, where the Court found that the parties’ marital standard of living was based solely on the supporting party’s excessive work hours. Thus, here it was appropriate to reduce the standard of living based on what would have been earned had the supporting party worked reasonable hours during the marriage.

As you can see, each case is unique. For this reason, it is helpful to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney like Binoye Jos. Call him today at (714) 733-7066.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Laguna Beach bases child custody on the kid's best interests. The court analyzes the child's age, relationship with each parent, plus abuse or neglect history.

Laguna Beach recognizes both legal custody & physical custody. Legal custody actually refers to the right to make decisions regarding the child's upbringing, while physical custody refers to where the child resides.

If it's in the kid's best interests, grandparents or other relatives may get custody. However, this is a complicated procedure; therefore, contact a family law lawyer.

One parent needs court approval to move with the kid. The court will assess the move's purpose & its effects on the child's(children's) relationship with the other parent.

Kid custody arrangements may be changed if there has been a major change in circumstances or if it's beneficial for the kid. Working with a qualified attorney is crucial throughout modification.

Work with an expert family law attorney to safeguard your parental rights. They can assist you through the legal procedure, defend your interests, & safeguard your parental rights.