An impending divorce can create great amounts of stress, anger, sadness and grief. Many people in Sacramento who are facing the disruption of ending a marriage often wonder whether they need a lawyer to help them. Such doubts are especially common for younger people with short-duration marriages and little or no marital property. Nevertheless, the presence of minor children or joint involvement in running a family business, for example, can complicate any divorce.

The first step in a divorce is to visit an attorney and explain your circumstances. No two divorces are exactly alike, and a lawyer will need to know and understand your unique circumstances. If a divorce appears to be a complex case, a lawyer may be able to provide an understandable explanation of the issues that must be resolved.

Custody and support of minor children will make any divorce painful if the parents are not able to work out these issues on their own. Spousal support, or alimony, can also create painful conflict. For couples with significant assets, dividing those assets under California’s community property law can be difficult.

Lawyers are sworn to faithfully represent their clients. In a divorce, an attorney’s devotion to their client’s case can provide legal, financial and emotional support. The lawyers at Gary, Till, Burlingham & Lynch have many years of experience in serving their clients. They are knowledgeable in all aspects of divorce, including working out custody and visitation conflicts, providing solutions to property valuation issues and ensuring that the client understands all options and can make an informed choice at every stage of the proceeding.