2315 Capitol Avenue, Suite 100 | Sacramento, California, 95816

Beth Appelsmith

Beth M. Appelsmith


Fax 916-498-9592

About 10 years ago, Beth transitioned her practice from traditional family law litigation to focus on out of court divorce. In Beth’s experience, out of court options such as mediation and Collaborative Divorce lead to better outcomes, lower costs, and happier clients. Because her practice and her calendar are not controlled by the pressures of litigated cases, Beth is able to more fully assist and support her clients and to respond to their requests in a prompt and helpful way.

Her experience and flexibility allow Beth to customize her approach to the individual needs of each case, however simple or complex it may be. Client questions and concerns are addressed promptly, and settlement options are explored to find the resolution that is best for you.

Beth’s affiliations with the Sacramento Collaborative Divorce Group and the family law community mean Beth can provide valuable referrals for expert assistance with specific financial situations and children’s needs. These experts can become part of the divorcing couple's “team” in mediation or Collaborative Divorce, creating a holistic approach by involving other qualified and supportive professionals to address different aspects of the case. 

Practice areas


  • California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1988


  • McGeorge School of Law, J.D.

Associations & memberships


  • McGeorge School of Law, J.D.

Honors and Recognitions

Biographical details

  • Member of Child Custody Subcommittee of Family Law Executive Committee
  • Member of Board of Directors for Sacramento Collaborative Divorce Group
  • Member of Executive Committee of Minor’s Counsel Section of Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Approved by Sacramento Superior Court to represent children as Minor’s Counsel in Family Law matters

Contact Us

If you think non-litigated divorce is for you, call 916-239-2315 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.