Top Sacramento Divorce Lawyers Near You

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Judy L. Ford, Attorney at Law

Divorce Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

916-476-8808

Committed to Handling Your Family Law Matter with Care and Compassion, Representing Your Best Interest. Call Today!

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Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder

Divorce Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

916-498-1240

Providing the excellence, care and compassion that you Deserve

The Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, is a highly regarded family law firm that serves the needs of men and women throughout Northern California who face issues involving divorce, custody, property division, spousal support and more. Our clients appreciate the personal attention we provide and the assertive, results-driven approach we take with every case. We take time …

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Law Office of Richard R. Johnson

Divorce Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

305-916-6782

Experience Matters, Especially During Difficult Custody And Visitation Matters. It Is Important To Hire The Right Attorney. Call Us Today!

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Hose & Sanchez, PC

Divorce Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

Free Consultation

916-520-1954

Affordable Family Law and Estate Planning Solutions.

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Gary, Till, Burlingham and Lynch

Divorce Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

Free Consultation

Comprehensive, Effective, Family Solutions

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Sacramento Divorce Information

Are You Considering Getting a Divorce?

If you are considering ending a marriage or registered domestic partnership, arming yourself with information is your best first step. A skilled Sacramento divorce lawyer can show you what will occur during a divorce proceeding and legally who is entitled to what.

The Divorce Process

Filing for divorce is the first step, but there are other options throughout the process. Most divorces have many questions as to the division of property and, if you have children, child custody and child support.

Some couples are able to reach an agreement through mediation, others may have to depend on the judge to make the final decision. While the divorce process will vary by state, you will have to file with a family court in your jurisdiction to obtain a final decree of divorce as well as to request child custody and child support payments. Divorce can be messy, so make sure to arm yourself with a divorce attorney.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

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Court Locations in Sacramento, CA

Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse

720 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-5522

William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse

3341 Power Inn Rd., Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-3400

Carol Miller Justice Center

301 Bicentennial Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-7746