Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

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    Khatami Law

     2140 Professional Dr Ste 205
    Roseville, California 95661
    United States

    Hoss Khatami is a resident of the Sacramento area with his three children. As an attorney, Hoss has had extensive experience in an expansive range of the legal field. He has prosecuted trials, participated in settlement negotiations, defended or prosecuted restraining order requests, resolved custody and property disputes, participated in supporting civil and appellate litigation, put forth and has led discovery pursuits and enforcement or defending therefrom, enforced or attacked judgments, pursued or defended money judgments, obtained writs of execution and enforcement or defended against same, enforced and negotiated support related issues, and has obtained successes and results for his clients.

  • Law Office of Gina M. Pellettieri, PLLC

     171 Horseblock Rd
    Centereach, New York 11720
    United States

    Some attorneys only focus on personal injury lawsuits. Others are only interested in helping you through a divorce, whether that is through serving as a personal attorney or taking on the role of mediator. At The Law Office of Gina Pellettieri, we understand that it is easier on clients when they can find the different services they need in one law firm. Rather than stretching your problems across multiple law firms, therefore having to form new working relationships at each one.

  • Law Offices of Athina K. Powers

     74900 CA-111 Suite 226
    Idian Wells, California 92210
    United States

    Athina Powers successfully represented clients in cases ranging from divorce to fraud investigations, for the last 30 years. As an economist, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and California State Attorney, she can analyze cases from various angles so that she can determine reasonable resolutions to disputes and provide successful representation for all her clients. WEBSITE: https://athinapowers.com/

  • Dana Lehnhardt

     205 Lancaster Ave
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112
    United States

    Dana remains committed to her clients by walking them through the difficult issues in family law and making sure that clients know all of their options to make an informed decision, even if that decision leads them to other avenues besides litigation. WEBSITE: https://www.monroefamilylaw.com/

  • Hinkle Law, PLLC

     152 W Washington St Suite A
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    United States

    Hinkle Law, PLLC hosts top-rated bankruptcy lawyers and family law lawyers in Martinsburg, WV, Hagerstown, MD, and Charleston, WV. We provide legal support for clients with family and financial issues.

  • A1 Law Group

     1901 Avenue of the Stars 2nd fl
    Los Angeles, California 90067
    United States

    A1 Law Group is located in Los Angeles CA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Criminal Defense Law Services Los Angeles CA, Real Estate Law Services Los Angeles CA, Entrepreneurial Law Services Los Angeles CA, Business Law Services Los Angeles CA, Start Up Business Services Los Angeles CA. Call us today at (833) 303-4529. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Woody Law Firm, LLC

     140 E 19th Ave Suite 600
    Denver, Colorado 80203
    United States

    Woody Law Firm, LLC specializes exclusively in complex family law matters, including domestic and international child custody matters, high-net-worth divorces, grandparent rights, non-traditional family formation and dissolution, premarital agreements and family law appeals. We also offer arbitration, mediation and parenting coordinator/decision-maker services along with traditional, collaborative and limited scope legal representation. WEBSITE: https://www.woodylawllc.com/

  • The Stout Law Firm, PLLC

     201 West 16th Street
    Houston, Texas 77008
    United States

    At The Stout Law Firm, P.L.L.C. our Houston divorce and family law attorneys are committed to helping you face your family related legal matters head on. We are a results-oriented firm practicing exclusively in the area of family law. Divorce and other family law matters can be tough. These cases often present more challenges than other legal issues because they can affect your relationship with your family. || Website: https://www.divorcelawyerhouston.pro

  • T. Michael Lassiter Jr.

     115 N Center St
    Statesville, North Carolina 28677
    United States

    Mike Lassiter, joined the practice of his father, Mike Lassiter, Sr., in 1994. They practiced law together until 2008 when the elder Lassiter retired. As a law firm that is rooted in family, we care deeply about helping families throughout the Statesville area. We understand the importance of family and we will help you reach a positive outcome by advocating for you and members of your family. WEBSITE: https://www.lassiterandlassiter.com/

  • Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker

     9545 Kenwood Road, Suite 402
    Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
    United States

    RKPT has four dedicated practice areas to service our clients’ varied legal needs throughout the midwest and in Florida: Disputes and Litigation; Real Estate; Business and Corporate; and Personal Planning. Based in Cincinnati, we have been providing high-quality, cost-effective, legal services to businesses, individuals, and families since our founding in 1965.

  • Modern Family Law

     4500 E Cherry Creek S Dr, #700
    Denver, Colorado 80246
    United States

    Modern Family Law is a national family law firm focusing on modern solutions for today’s families. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals are experts in handling cases dealing with divorce, custody, child support, and other family law issues. We lead in the Colorado, California, and Texas family law communities with our use of advanced technology, information management, and extraordinary trial preparation. There is no other firm as progressive and compassionate as us.

  • Moffett Law Firm

     4301 Yoakum Blvd, Suite 250
    Houston, Texas 77006
    United States

    When your family faces legal issues, contact the family law attorneys at Moffett Law Firm in Houston, Texas. At Moffett Law Firm, our experienced lawyers will help to develop a clear approach to achieving the future you want for your family. No matter where you are with your case, we will consult with you to develop the perfect legal strategy to meet your needs and goals. If you are looking for a family law firm contact us. Website: https://www.moffettlawfirm.com/

  • Kim Mediation and Law Center, APC

     3435 Wilshire Blvd Suite 2700
    Los Angeles, California 90010
    United States

    Kim Mediation and Law Center, APC is a legal firm that solve legal issues related to divorce without going to court. The expert team of this firm help you work through those tough conversations with expertise and compassion.

  • Manassa Law, P.C.

     1000 Hart Road, 3rd Floor
    Barrington, Illinois 60010
    United States

    The Illinois family law attorneys at our firm are truly different. We understand that the legal process of divorce is only one way in which divorce impacts your life. While nationally awarded for our legal work in litigation, collaborative divorce, and mediation, our attorneys also have bachelor’s degrees in psychology and are well-equipped to understand the impact of divorce on your life. Call our Barrington family law firm today for a consultation.

  • Vacca Family Law Group

     60 E 42nd St #764
    New York, New York 10165
    United States

    Phone: 2127681115

    “Andrea Vacca is an attorney who works exclusively with clients who are dealing with divorce, separation and other family law issues in Manhattan, throughout New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. Ms.Vacca helps clients to amicably resolve their differences through settlement, collaborative divorce and mediation. As an attorney, she is a strong advocate for her clients without being adversarial and without inflaming the strong emotions that arise during a divorce. As a mediator,

  • Jensen Family Law in Scottsdale AZ

     7702 E Doubletree Ranch Rd #366
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
    United States

    Phone: 4805811650

    “Whenever you are in need of the most professional and effective Scottsdale AZ family law attorneys, then you surely need us at Jensen Family Law to provide you the legal assistance you need. We have been providing excellent family-related legal services for already more than 20 years, and we can assure you we can guide you properly through the confusing legal system of Scottsdale and Arizona, and get the best outcome out of your case. Website : https://www.familylawattorneymesaaz.net/scottsda

  • Splane Roy LLP

     999 San Pablo Ave
    Albany, California 94706
    United States

    Splane Roy LLP offers Divorce Law, Family Law, Attorney, Ontario Divorce, Family Lawyers, Legal Services, Law and Lawyers services in Toronto, Ontario area. To get more details you can call us on +1 289-778-0853.

  • Kaspar & Lugay, LLP

     770 Tamalpais Dr ste 200
    Corte Madera, California 94925
    United States

    Based in Marin County, CA and with offices that serve Marin, Napa, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Diego Counties, Kaspar & Lugay LLP is a dynamic and progressive law firm focusing on divorce and other family law matters. Our background in tax and business law matters enables us to effectively represent clients in high value divorce cases. Contact us Home

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What does a Divorce Attorney do?

A divorce can be a very difficult situation to endure. The end of a committed relationship is bound to cause some form of pain to the parties. Unfortunately, a painful event such as splitting up from a spouse can be made even more difficult in the actual divorce process. There can be many reasons why a divorce gets messy. It can be an issue with how to split up assets such as real estate and personal property, the splitting of money and debts, or the process can be made even more acrimonious simply based on the anger each spouse has with the other over the split.

The splitting of assets is a very common issue that comes up in many divorces. The laws in the US tend to end at nearly the same place that grants each spouse a share of marital assets. The two systems in the US are Equitable Distribution and Community Property. Equitable Distribution sounds as if it would mean an equal 50/50 split; however, in this case, equitable means a split amongst former spouses that would be fair in the eyes of the court. Some western states, like California for example, utilize a community property system that entitles each spouse to a (somewhat) strict 50/50 split of marital assets. Marital assets in both systems are usually property obtained during marriage (provided it wasn’t acquired via a gift or inheritance.

In addition to splitting assets, a divorce usually entails other matters that deal with the couple’s relationship ranging anywhere from debts (credit cards, loans, and medical bills) to who gets to keep the family pets. The other large issue that would also be dealt with is the issue of custody and child support of any marital children. The issue of custody and support can be very simple if both parents agree, or it can be extremely difficult if the parents do not agree. The most basic arrangement being that parents share legal and physical custody of their children. Legal custody is the right to make child-rearing decisions. It usually includes input over a child’s medical treatment, schooling, and religion. Physical custody is whether the child actually resides. Where the child resides usually plays into the child support issue as it is usually the custodial parent who receives child support from the non-custodial parent.

A divorce attorney will be well versed in all the aspects of the issues mentioned above. A divorce attorney will understand what the law requires of each spouse. The divorce attorney is usually a vital negotiator in this process. The attorney can make sure that the process is fair and help determine these issues as efficiently as possible.

When would l need a Divorce Attorney?

If you cannot amicable come up with a divorce settlement with your former spouse, you are going to need to retain the services of an attorney to help you file the necessary paperwork. Most divorce courts allow for a period of mediation before the case comes to a hearing. During that mediation, you will have multiple opportunities to try to negotiate a divorce settlement. An attorney can be vital at this stage of the process. At the point where you have retained attorneys, it may be easier to have another person speak on your behalf. Even if the split is not acrimonious, you still may need the attorney to help discover the full extent of your spouse finances and assets and determine your legal share of both.

The case may be that assets and debts are distributed in a simple and easy way, but there is tension over custody of children. The first thing that you should note in a custody case is that a court will do what they believe is in the best interest of the child. The court will take many things into account, such as where the child currently resides and the situation they are accustomed to. This is usually a situation that is fraught with anxiety as people worry about not being able to see their children. A couple of things need to be remembered. Biological parents have significant well-established rights to parent their children. It is very difficult for a person’s parental rights to be extinguished barring severe abuse and abandonment. A spouse should rest a little bit more ease at the prospects of not being able to see their children.

Where there is a child custody issue, there may also be a child support issue. Sometimes it can be difficult for a parent to ensure that the non-custodial parent pays their fair share of child support on time and in the right amount. There are enforcement procedures that can be handled by an attorney on the custodial parent’s behalf, or by the local state’s attorney office. Failure to pay child support can turn into a criminal matter and should be handled seriously. An attorney can see that a child support obligation is followed through with.

Divorce attorneys that handle child support and child custody issues also usually can handle most family law issues such as adoption, domestic violence issues, name changes and paternity cases. Family law issues are usually serious events that require a certain amount of care and understanding. If you are dealing with such an issue, you will want to make sure you consult with an attorney that can help you rectify the situation as efficient and painless as possible.

Signs you need to speak to a Divorce Attorney

  • Are you planning a divorce with significant assets?
  • Do you need help obtaining custody of your children?
  • Do you need to enforce a child support order?
  • Do you think your soon to be ex-spouse is hiding money from you?

How do you choose a Qualified Divorce Attorney?

You will not want to take the search for an appropriate attorney lightly. If you are at the stage of thinking about hiring one for a family law issue, you should realize that the stakes are high and that you will need to find a qualified and experienced attorney you can trust to handle your issue the right way.

Follow these steps to help you find and vet the right attorney for your divorce:

Determine Your Needs

This is the most important step of the process. You have to understand your situation and what kind of attention it needs. As mentioned above, divorce attorneys are most prominently used when a mutually amicable solution is unlikely. So you need, to be honest with yourself and assess the relationship you have with a spouse. You need to think of all what’s at stake, do you own a lot of assets that were acquired during the marriage? Do you feel your spouse was keeping finances a secret from you? Are there going to be substantial issues with child custody or child support? Is there a chance that you will reconcile with your spouse?

If you are not in the position of needing a divorce or child custody or support, how serious is your issue and does it rise to the need of speaking with an attorney? If it is something like a restraining order, drafting a prenuptial agreement or enforcing a parenting time agreement, then you most assuredly need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

Research Online

Next, you will want to start by conducting a simple search of local family law attorneys. Get the names of a few that you think will be able to help. Take a look at the profiles on their websites. Read the articles or summaries they have there. Often attorney websites will include articles on specific areas that they cover. That is a good place to check if the attorney handles similar issues to yours.

Whiles conducting your search, you may want to check out some legal organizations that deal with family law. There are many legal organizations that are designed to help people who really need advice. There are organizations whose sole mission is to help fathers in their custody battles. The need for such an organization stems from the assumption that mothers generally have the advantage in custody disputes. Help is also provided by legal organizations designed to help women. For instance, some of these organizations help women file for child support or give assistance to women who have been subject to domestic violence situations and are need of specialized legal advice on their options and additional counseling support.

Additionally, many lawyers are members of family law organizations within their legal communities. These organizations are made of like-minded attorneys who delve deeper into the subject area, not only because of its part of their job but usually because they have a strong interest in the subject. These organizations can be a great starting point, as they may be able to refer you to an attorney right for you or can give you some great information on your issue that is usually free of charge.

Check the State Bar Association’s Website for any Disciplinary History

After you get a couple of names you are interested in, you will want to check their disciplinary history. It’s a good idea to see if an attorney has had any ethical violations in the past. Not only will it give you an idea of what pitfalls you may run into when hiring an attorney, but it can also serve as a peace of mind to find an attorney who has no disciplinary history. You may be surprised to find that there are a lot of attorneys who have no disciplinary history. You will find this information at the state bar association website. You will be able to search for the attorney by name, if there is any disciplinary history present, the bar association will have a record of it.

Schedule an Appointment with a Divorce Attorney

The only thing left to do is set up a consolation with an attorney that you have thoroughly researched. When you speak with an attorney, be sure not to hold anything back as they need to know all the facts involved with your case to give you the best advice possible.