Roseville Divorce Lawyer

Get a Roseville family law attorney on your side!

Divorce has been defined as, "The final termination of a marital union, cancelling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between the parties."

  • Marriages fall apart for a number of reasons, including adultery, domestic violence, midlife crises, addictions (such as alcoholism and gambling) and workaholism.
  • According to 2011 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States divorce rate (factoring in 44 states and the District of Columbia) is 3.6 per 1,000 people.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2008, 8.3% of California men divorced and 9.9% of California women divorced. Some report that the California divorce rate is currently at 75%, making California the "Divorce Capitol of the World."

The Divorce Process

Divorce and legal separation cases start with one spouse, known as the petitioner, filing a petition with the court and delivering a copy of the petition to the other spouse, referred to as the respondent. The divorce or legal separation will end by trial or by the spouses entering into a marital settlement agreement, depending on the type of divorce they want to pursue.

In between the filing of the petition and the end of the case, many things can happen. The spouses can ask the judge to make temporary orders on child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and other aspects of the divorce until things are finally resolved.

Why You Need a Divorce Attorney from The Law Offices of Evan Samuelson on Your Side

Because divorce can affect finances, living arrangements, schedules and children, it is advised that you do not go through this process alone. You need legal counsel and representation from a Roseville divorce lawyer on your side! You can read frequently asked questions about divorce on our site as well.

If you and your current spouse are going through divorce, then it is important to understand the issues and the specific process involved. Spouses will be required by law to fill out and provide one another with the "declarations of disclosure," which is where they list all of their assets and debts. They will also be required to discuss their income and expenses. The purpose of this process is to fully elaborate on what is important to each individual. Through this and each other phase of the divorce process, my firm can help you fight for your rights.

I, Evan Samuelson, have 20 years of family law experience that I can put to work for you. Whether your case involves mediation or litigation, I am ready to help. For an experienced family lawyer to guide you through your divorce, contact my firm today!

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