Overview of Services

For more information about Bowman & Associates’ Family Law services, you can visit our supplemental Family Law website at www.divorcesacramento.com. As family law attorneys, we handle all aspects of divorce and family law in courtrooms throughout the greater Northern California area including: Sacramento County, Yolo County, Solano County, El Dorado County, Placer County, Sutter County, Amador County, San Joaquin County and beyond. Our California divorce practice addresses the various issues that must be determined by a settlement agreement or court order. We also handle problems that can arise after a divorce has been finalized. These matters can include child support arrears, modifications to family court orders, and parental relocations.

Our family law section will help negotiate for you a fair custody and visitation arrangement regarding your kids. Also, we will get for you a fair division of the marital property. Our Family Law team is led by Robert Bowman himself, an experienced and aggressive lawyer. Mr. Bowman will fight for your rights as a parent. We offer a free consultation and reasonable rates for you during this difficult time.

Why Bowman and Associates?

The following are the typical steps in a divorce action. We are here (I mark or highlight where we are)

The steps to file for divorce –

  1. File petition and summons
  2. Serve petition and summons on opposing party
  3. Prepare disclosure documents
  4. Exchange disclosure documents
  5. Prepare MSA – If opposing party does not file a response or exchange disclosure documents, the opposing party could be placed in default. If this is the situation, no MSA is prepared and step 6 is skipped.
  6. Parties review, comment, sign MSA.
  7. Prepare judgment paperwork, emailed to you for signature.
  8. Send documents to court.
  9. Judge reviews and signs judgment.
  10. The Notice of Entry of Judgment will be mailed by the court.

Once the case is sent to the court for filing, signing by the judge, we have no control of the time for this process. The court’s website can vary in stating the processing time; for instance, Sacramento Superior Court says 2 to 6 weeks, but it has taken up to 4 months.

As far as the actual time frame for each step stated above will depend on how quickly the documents are produced, reviewed and returned to the office for the next step.

Because they asked for it. Just do the best you can. Typically they are trying to prove you have income more than what you’ve stated.

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At the Sacramento Family Law Office of Bowman and Associates, APC, your children are our first priority! We work with you to protect them and to ensure that their needs remain at the forefront of your Northern California child custody case. Legal custody of a child is the right and obligation…

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Child Support Modification

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Heather A.

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– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Brent

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– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.

– Laurel K.

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– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.

– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– Darlene W.

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– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– David M.

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– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

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