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San Diego Family Attorneys

Family matters are often emotional and intense. Families going through a separation, divorce, adoption, who have issues pertaining to child support or visitation, or who need a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement may find the emotional intensity of mixing the legal with personal aspects of life to be overwhelming. If your family is facing a legal situation that must be resolved within the legal system, you will need to have a compassionate San Diego family law lawyer who will handle the matter with discretion, tact, and dedication to your interests and the interests of your children, if you are a parent.

Your San Diego family law attorney should have a finely-tuned knowledge of California law, along with an understanding of how families work and the potential consequences of the legal process and its outcome on the individual members of your family. Your SD family lawyer should seek to balance the emotional, psychological, and financial aspects of the matter facing you family to achieve a solution that works in your unique situation. Above all, the attorney you choose should be someone you trust and whom you feel comfortable speaking to openly.

Experience, Compassion, and Dedication When You Need It

When you need expert legal advice from a compassionate family law professional who cares, call the Boyd Law Firm. We can help you with:

Educations Effect on Divorce in the U.S.

In the U.S., generally speaking people with less than a high school diploma have a better chance of never being married. Because the age group of people that are studied is 15 and over, this makes sense because the youngest of whom have not had time to complete high school. High school graduates and those with some college or an associate’s degree are more likely to have married twice or three or more times. While 13 percent of all adults had married twice, this is true of 15 percent of those with a high school education or some college or an associate’s degree. Similarly, percentages of those married three or more times are somewhat higher among those with a high school diploma or equivalency or some college or an associate’s degree than among all adults. In contrast, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree had married only once more often than the general population. While overall, 52 percent of adults had married once, 64 percent of those with at least a bachelor’s degree had. This finding reflects the lower risk of divorce for those who have earned a bachelor’s degree or more. Those with more education are less likely to divorce, in part, because they tend to delay marriage, and later ages at marriage are associated with lower rates of marital instability. In addition, research suggests that because the highly educated are likely to have more resources, and their spouse is likely to be highly educated, they run a lower risk of conflict.

These following pie chart visualizations are visual representatives of the data and findings above, but also are visually highlighting the percentage of people who have been married different number of times with different levels of education.  These pie charts illustrates the percentage of people in the U.S. who are: Never married, married once, married twice, and married three or more times.  Each one of the charts below represent a group of people in the U.S. with a certain level of education.  The charts highlight the following education levels:  Less then high school education, high school education, some college education, high school graduate and anymore education after graduation of college.

This data is provided by the United States Census Bureau

San Diego Family Lawyers Who Care

In San Diego, the family attorneys of the Boyd law firm understand this and are dedicated to achieving the most favorable, workable, and satisfactory outcome for you and those you love—one that will allow you to move forward with the least amount of stress, disruption, and uncertainty about your future and that of your family. At Boyd Law, we know that any matter affecting your family is not just about law; it’s about real people, with real needs, real problems, and real feelings. Our attorneys are experts at the law, but we don’t stop there; we truly care about the clients we represent, and focus our skills, knowledge and experience to use the law to meet your needs, identify solutions to the problems you’re facing, and respect your feelings and desires when seeking an outcome that will work for you.

We know how to negotiate difficult disputes effectively, with a minimum of rancor, and are often able to find creative solutions to the most contentious problems. We understand that your family law matter may be emotionally draining, and we are here to support you in every possible way. We have access to some of the nation’s most highly respected experts on a variety of matters pertaining to family law: psychologists, social workers, CPAs, forensic accountants, financial advisers, educators, and other whom we can call upon to provide analysis and testimony in your behalf. Our lawyers, with this expert support, create space for you, allowing you to lean on their skill and expertise, enabling you to step back from the emotional challenges you face as we work together to find effective legal solutions to the matter at hand, with an emphasis on preserving positive family relationships to the greatest extent possible.

Marriage Rights and Equality in the U.S.

People in the United States have been fighting for marriage equality since the first marriage laws were passed hundreds of years ago. Legislation effecting marriage rights in the U.S. have been changing since the beginning of the United States. In the history of the U.S. there have been various laws focusing on people’s right to marry. These marriage laws have addressed a handful of different subject matters, including polygamy, divorce, interracial marriage, and same-sex marriage. Since the United States were first formed marriage right laws have been constantly evolving with the passing of new laws and legislation giving more people of different races, sexual preference and orientation the same marriage rights as everyone else. Marriage equality has come a long way since the first marriage laws were passed in the U.S. This post includes a detailed timeline illustrating the most significant  dates in the history of the U.S. that had the most impact on marriage rights and equality in the U.S. today.

Talk to a Family Law Attorney in San Diego about Your Situation: It’s Free

We are here to help. Contact us to arrange a time to come in and talk to us. It’s free, and there’s never any pressure or obligation to hire us. Take your time, get to know us, and learn about the many ways we can help you and your family. You can count on our attorneys to provide you with honest advice, heartfelt support, and personalized service throughout the legal process you’re facing.