Divorce is a complex process that requires countless hours of work from both parties. From gathering evidence to counting assets, divorce procedures take time and detailed effort. For help navigating the process, you need someone with experience in California family law. If you are currently undergoing a divorce in Roseville, Sacramento County or Placer County, contact the family law attorneys at Boyd Law. Our years of experience with family law issues means you will have experience by your side during each step of the divorce process.
Roseville, California Divorce Lawyers
When you are considering a divorce, each state has its own methods for the dissolution of a marriage. California state law offers three ways of ending a marriage:
- Legal separation
Each method of dissolution has different effects. Divorce is a complete termination of a marriage, allowing both partners to remarry. Legal separation is not an end to a marriage but indicates that the couple is living apart and allows for some legal declarations such as child custody and property ownership. Annulment only occurs in cases of incest or bigamy – where one partner is already legally married. In annulled marriages, the courts declare the original marriage void and it ceases to exist.
Additionally, there is an option for summary dissolution in some cases, which expedites the divorce procedure significantly.
Divorce in California is “no-fault,” meaning that there does not need to be a specific reason to end a marriage. Courts list no-fault cases as ending due to “irreconcilable differences” and, generally, neither party contests this. While the legal reason for ending a marriage may be straightforward, divorce proceedings are complicated and require careful attention to assets, custody, rights, and every family’s unique situation.
At Boyd Law, we are committed to finding the least-stressful way to complete your divorce proceedings. We work with you to determine the right process to dissolve your marriage, considering your needs and the law to reach the best possible outcome for your case. From advising to representation, our family law attorneys are prepared to handle your case, no matter the unique circumstances in which you find yourself.
Understanding Your Options
Understanding your legal options and the right choice for your marriage is an important first step in divorce. This decision determines the rights and restrictions placed on you and your ex-spouse. At Boyd Law, we will work with you to decide the right choice for your needs and guide you through the next steps in your procedure.
Divorce in the United States
Time reported in 2016 that divorce rates in the United States had reached a 40 year low. This is a stunning reversal of a long-running trend of increasing divorce rates across the country. Lower divorce rates, however, are little comfort to married couples undergoing their own divorce proceedings. Somewhere around 50% of marriages end in divorce, a statistic that remains roughly the same compared to previous years.
While younger generations represent many of the new marriages taking place, older couples compose the highest number of divorces. Same-sex couples following the 2016 Supreme Court ruling also represent a new group of marriages – as well as divorces.
Compassion, Caring, Capability
Divorce is challenging to cope with, but the attorneys at Boyd Law will work with you to work through your proceedings, allowing you to close this chapter of your life.
Roseville Divorce Attorneys of Boyd Law
Our goal is to help the Sacramento area understand the legal requirements and processes involved in ending a marriage. We have the experience and resources to offer clients peace of mind during a difficult time. We offer a genuine, compassionate ear to our clients – guided by our experience with divorce and family law. If you are or will soon be seeking a divorce, contact the Placer and Sacramento County family attorneys of Boyd Law to begin consultation with one of our attorneys.