According to the U.S. Census Bureau State and County QuickFacts, in 2005, California had an estimated population of 36,132,147. Taking into consideration the size of the population in California and the recent divorce statistics suggesting some 50% or more of all marriages in California will end in divorce, it is not surprising to see how there is a need for California divorce lawyers.
California has tens of thousands of uncontested divorce new york with the State Bar of California which is an indicator of how many California lawyers are needed. Of the tens of thousands of California lawyers practicing law in California some will go into practice as a divorce lawyer devoting all or some of their practice to the field of family law issues such as divorce or dissolution of marriage, paternity, domestic partnerships, child custody and visitation, domestic violence, restraining orders, spousal support, child support, guardianship, adoptions, community property, division of property, and more.
California divorce lawyers will generally practice family law in at least one California county. Typically the county will be the county in which the California divorce lawyer’s office is located. However, it is not unusual for a California divorce lawyer to practice law in multiple counties within California. There are approximately 58 Superior Courts in California in which a California divorce lawyer may choose to practice family law such as the Superior Court of California County of Alameda, Alpine, Amador , Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, or Yuba.
Some California divorce lawyers practicing law in California will seek out a special family law certification by the State Bar of California or an organization accredited by the State Bar of California. Currently, California has hundreds of Certified Family Law Specialists (CFLS) registered with the State Bar of California. The percentage of all the California lawyers in California who actually seek to become Certified Family Law Specialists (CFLS) is relatively low. Although California divorce lawyers are not required to have such a certification to practice family law it does allow the California divorce lawyer to advertise as a specialist in the field of family law.
Considering the size of the population in California, the high divorce rate in California, and the number of California divorce lawyers practicing family law in California, it is not surprising to see how there is a growing need for California divorce lawyers among consumers today.