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Los Angeles Family and Divorce Lawyers

The skilled attorneys and paralegals at Boyd Law provide a variety of professional legal services to business clients, individuals and families in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and the surrounding areas of Southern California.

With extensive legal experience, the Los Angeles family law attorneys of Boyd Law offer a wide range of skills including thorough management of complex divorce cases as well as sensitive representation in emotionally charged custody proceedings .

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The attorneys at Boyd Law are committed to helping you face your family-related legal matters head on with honest, straightforward advice and experienced legal representation. We are a results oriented firm and handle all types of family law matters. We provide attentive, full service representation for all aspects of family law, including the practice areas of:

With a careful eye toward quality of service over quantity of cases, we carefully manage our caseload to provide timely feedback and clear, consistent communication to our clients at all times. We feel that this approach grants our clients peace of mind during otherwise difficult and turbulent times. We are dedicated to achieving the best results for you and your family.

When your family is in the midst of a legal crisis or issue, it can be more than a little overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with or intimidated by the legal system. At Boyd Law, you will find a Los Angeles family law attorney who will guide you through all of your legal options and answer any questions you may have about how various decisions could impact your future and the future of your family. Whether you need a child custody attorney, a divorce lawyer, are trying to prove paternity and collect child support, or are unsure exactly what all might be involved with the impending dissolution of your marriage, your Los Angeles family law attorney at Boyd Law will protect your rights, help you pursue what is just, and ensure that your best interests are always at the fore of all proceedings.

When filing for divorce, there can be uncontested, contested, high end or military divorces. Our divorce lawyers in Los Angeles, California provide exceptional service for those seeking soldiers relief or divorce mediation as an alternative to a standard divorce. Our divorce attorneys are more than happy to provide you with information on legal separation, amicable divorce, and common law marriage. There are many different important legal issues that you and your ex-spouse to be must find answers for. Even though it may seem impossible to come to an agreement on important aspects of the divorce, it is essential and our divorce lawyers are here to help you.

Types of Families and Households in the U.S. from 1970 to 2012

As you can see from the following pie chart visualizations, the percentage of households that married couples occupied has fallen since 1970, but the percent of non family households has increased over the years.  Our pie chart visuals illustrate households by type from 1970 to 2012.  Our visualizations also show us that most of this change or drop in percent of family households took place between 1970 and 1990.

Family households dominated in 1970, when they made up 81% of all the households during that time period. This percentage decreased significantly to around 66% by 2012.

The other family households, families whose householder was living with children or other relatives with no spouse present, are shown to have increased from 11% of households in 1970 10% Between 1970 and 2005 by our visuals.

Increases and or decreases in the percent of household type since 1990 has been significantly smaller. As of 1970, married couples with children outnumbered married couples without children but by 2012 the opposite was actually true.  

From our visualizations we can conclude that in recent years the number of married couples without children has significantly increased, from 28% of households in 2000 to 29% in 2012.  This change is likely related to the aging of householders, and delays in childbearing.


The most eye catching trend that our pie chart visuals show is in the decline of married-couple households with their own children, from 40% of households in 1970 to 20% in 2012.

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Our legal team is committed to helping clients in Los Angeles and throughout California navigate the legal complexities and get the result they deserve. Don’t wait, there are time limits in California family law that can seriously damage your case if you delay taking action. Contact us to review your situation today.

At Boyd Law, we understand that divorce and other legal issues can be unique. These situations call for creative solutions and a customized approach to meeting your needs. Our Los Angeles divorce attorneys concentrate on understanding your ultimate family goals, and formulate the best options for achieving them. We give personal attention and listen carefully to each client’s case. Divorce can be emotionally unsettling and stressful. We are committed to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct, while vigorously and effectively representing our clients’ best interests.

The Los Angeles family law attorneys at Boyd Law are skilled negotiators and trial lawyers who are dedicated to protecting their clients’ rights and interests at the mediation table or in the courtroom. If you need legal assistance with separation, divorce, spousal support, property division, child custody or child support, contact us today by calling 310-777-0231.