Divorce Attorney in the
Greater Sacramento Area
A divorce is one of the most traumatic events that someone can face in their lifetime. Even if you are on amicable terms with your spouse, there are many moving parts, and you may have questions about the grounds for divorce. Some divorces are straightforward and uncontested. While others are contested and require more time from both parties in and out of the courtroom. All this is to say you need someone on your side who can serve your best interests and guide you through the family court process. As an experienced family law attorney, I will walk the path of your divorce with you every step of the way.
California is a no-fault state for divorce, and that means that if you are considering a divorce, you are not required to cite fault or blame. And, whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, there are only two grounds for divorce in California: irreconcilable differences and permanent legal incapacity to make decisions.
A judge will decide if you meet the grounds for irreconcilable differences—considering the inability to repair or reconcile the marriage. Most people file on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. Permanent legal incapacity is a medical decision that one spouse can no longer make decisions for themselves. The burden of proof is high in this case.
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Yet, you may decide that you want to test the waters before you sign your name on the dotted line of the divorce papers with a legal separation. Many couples seek a legal separation because they believe that living apart will give them time to reconcile their marriage, or for personal, religious, or financial reasons. A court will determine the division of property, child custody, and spousal support or alimony in a legal separation. However, you and your spouse will continue to be legally married at the end of the process.
I can lead you through the complex family law system and counsel you on your eligibility for a legal separation or a divorce and the grounds of divorce available in California for Roseville, Sacramento, Placer County, El Dorado County, and Yolo residents.
You might have questions about how long a divorce might take or how complicated your divorce might be. Much of that depends on how well we can work with your spouse and their attorney to reach a settlement agreement.
An uncontested divorce is when you and your spouse can agree to the terms of your settlement, avoiding the headache of litigation. If your divorce is uncontested, it can take six months to a year to conclude in court. I can help you file the proper paperwork and present everything to the court. I will act as your advocate so that the settlement is fair and equal for you.
In a contested divorce, the spouses disagree on the settlement, and the divorce goes to a trial before a judge issues a decision. A contested divorce can last anywhere from one to three years. If you think that your divorce will be contested or your spouse is a high-conflict individual, you need the help of a trusted and knowledgeable family law attorney. I strive to be a champion for you in the courtroom, so your voice is heard, and you get the settlement you deserve. You are never alone when you work with me.
If you find yourself in the middle of a divorce or contemplating a divorce or legal separation, the Law Office of Alexandra L. Myers is on your side. Family law is all that I do, and I know it well. I would be honored to fight for what you and your family deserve in the Roseville, CA, Sacramento, Placer County, El Dorado County, and Yolo areas.
Divorce Attorney in the Greater Sacramento Area
At The Law Office of Alexandra L. Myers, I will be a zealous advocate for you and will provide counsel and skilled legal advice in California for divorce, legal separation, child custody, and alimony among other matters. Our office is a guiding hand when you need it most.