A divorce doesn’t always have to be messy. At Boyd Law, our Costa Mesa divorce attorneys have worked with all types of couples during divorce and separation cases in Orange County and Southern California. No matter what’s going on in your life, trust that we have the resources and ability to masterfully handle the complicated divorce process. A jointly owned business, children, high-value assets, long-term marriage, single-income household – you name it, Boyd Law has the answers you seek. One free consultation with our skilled Costa Mesa divorce lawyers can help you envision a bright future as a newly single man or woman.
Facts About Divorce in Costa Mesa, California
As of the latest statistics, there were 2,140,272 marriages on record in the United States (with one state not reporting). There were 813,862 divorces – with five states, including California, not reporting. This equates to a divorce rate of 3.2 per 1,000 population. The divorce rate is higher on average in Orange County than around the nation (about 60% compared to 45%). If you want to file for divorce in Orange County, you’ll be one of hundreds doing so every year. We know that your case is unique, however, which is why we provide personalized legal services.
Costa Mesa had a population of 112,822 as of 2016. There are about 40,000 households in Costa Mesa, 41.3% of which (16,478) are opposite-sex married couples living together. There are also 3,013 households with unmarried opposite-sex partnerships and 281 same-sex married couples or partnerships. If you’re one of these households but are thinking about divorce, you’re not alone. Many couples cite “irreconcilable differences” in no-fault divorce proceedings every year in Costa Mesa.
California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that you don’t have to prove that your spouse did something wrong, like commit a felony or cheat on you, to qualify for divorce. You can file whether or not your spouse agrees to divorce you. If your spouse doesn’t agree to your terms, you will have what the courts call a “contested divorce.” A contested divorce can be difficult, as it means you and your spouse cannot agree on all issues regarding the split, such as child custody, property division, child support, and spousal support. In these types of cases, it’s often in your best interest to retain a Costa Mesa family lawyer to provide legal advice and help navigate you through this difficult process.
How Can Boyd Law Help You?
In a contested divorce, you and your spouse may struggle to agree on terms such as which parent the children will primarily live with, or whether or not one spouse deserves spousal support payments from the other spouse. In these cases, mediation may not be enough to settle your case. You may need to enter into a trial with your spouse to get the best results for yourself and your children. Working with the family law attorneys at our law office can help you take the best legal route possible for your unique situation.
Whether you can settle your case during mediation or need to go to trial, our Southern California law firm can get the job done expeditiously. Our law firm has highly skilled divorce attorneys that have extensive experience in the field of family law throughout California, and have resources focused on helping families through even the most complex divorces or legal separations. As our client in Costa Mesa, you can rest assured you will receive our one-on-one professional attention. Your divorce lawyer will be available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and take aggressive action when necessary. If you’re thinking about divorce, don’t wait to contact our experienced divorce lawyers. For a free consultation to answer some of the family law questions you might have, please contact us via our free online form or call us at 949.753.1028.