Nobody walks down the aisle planning on divorce. Yet if you find yourself wanting to file now, you’re certainly not alone. The choice to dissolve a marriage is often the best one you can make for yourself, your spouse, your family, and your future. Boyd Law is here to help couples in Irvine tackle the “D” word and all that it entails. Whether you can dissolve your marriage successfully through mediation or require a full-blown trial, our attorneys have the experience you need.
Fast Facts About Divorce in Irvine
Irvine, California formally became a city in 1971, three days after Christmas. The City of Irvine is one of the country’s largest planned urban communities, covering more than 65 miles. As of the last census, there were 258,386 people living in Irvine. There are 78,978 households, with 40,930 (51.8%) opposite-sex married couples and 463 (0.6%) same-sex married couples. Each year, a percentage of these couples file for divorce in Orange County.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the average national divorce rate is 3.2 per 1,000 population. California is one of five states that do not report information on divorce rates to the CDC. If you wish to file for divorce in Orange County, you will need to bring the correct paperwork to the local family courthouse. The lawyers at Boyd Law can help you fill out these documents correctly the first time, to prevent unnecessary processing delays and costs.
About Filing for Divorce in Irvine
If you know that going through a divorce is the right thing for you and your spouse, the divorce lawyers at Boyd Law can make the process much easier on your family. Working with an attorney during a divorce can help you protect your individual rights, and your rights as one part of a relationship. Retaining a lawyer doesn’t mean your divorce will take longer or result in conflict. It simply means that you have someone in your corner during a difficult and often complex legal process.
You must qualify as a California resident to file for divorce within the state. This means that you or your spouse must have lived in California for at least the last six months and at least three months in the county where you want to file. If you and your spouse are living separately in two different counties, you can file in either county. Boyd Law will work with you in the county in which you want to file. If you don’t qualify as a California resident, you can file for legal separation until you do meet the requirements.
As your divorce lawyers in Irvine, Boyd Law can help you and your spouse agree on important matters such as child custody, support agreements, housing, property division, etc. We have decades of experience practicing divorce and family law in California, and know how best to direct your specific case. We are professional, aggressive, and thorough in our divorce litigation methods. We will listen carefully to your unique goals for your divorce, and help you achieve them through the proper legal processes. To start your case with a free consultation in Irvine, give us a call.