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.

  • McCarty-Larson, PLLC

     300 North 8th Street, Suite 200
    Midlothian, texas 76065
    United States

    McCarty-Larson, PLLC is the Ellis County premier law firm that specializes in DWI Defense, Criminal Defense, Divorce, and Family Law, and other civil litigation. We have over 50 years of combined experience. We focus on getting the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our attorneys are committed to providing quality legal representation with uncompromising integrity. Check out our 5-Star reviews to see what your experience will be like.

  • McKnight Law

     9121 Anson Way Suite 200 - #878
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
    United States

    McKnight Law provides Divorce Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support, Mediation & Arbitration, Domestic Violence, Equal marriage in NC in the Wake County NC, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Cary, Fuqay-Varina, Raleigh area.

  • 999PAdivorce.com

     218 E Market St
    York, Pennsylvania 17403
    United States

    The lawyer at 999PAdivorce.com provides each client with experienced legal advice, counseling, document preparation, filing, and appears in court with you for a one-time cost of $999. Schedule an appointment today for end-to-end representation.

  • Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC.

     227 Madison St
    Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
    United States

    Bandré Hunt & Snider is a law firm located in Jefferson City, MO. For over 14 years our criminal defense, personal injury, family, and divorce attorneys have been providing top-of-the-line legal representation to central Missouri. Our firm has been able to grow and form an outstanding reputation by providing one-on-one attention to every one of our clients. We offer a fresh look at your legal issues and years of experience in front of the mid-Missouri judges and commissions.

  • Divorce Mediation of California

     369 San Miguel Dr #100
    Newport Beach, California 92660
    United States

    Phone: 9493339412

    Located in Newport Beach, CA, Divorce Mediation of California is a team of professionals, made up of attorneys, mental health professionals and accountants all highly skilled and experienced in handling all aspects of family law matters. For a flat fee, we can provide the guidance, information, and tools for you and your spouse (or former spouse) to reach an agreement between yourselves instead of litigating in court. Not only will you save significant money in fees, you will also have control o

  • Lucido & Manzella, P.C.

     39999 Garfield Rd C
    Clinton Township, Michigan 48038
    United States

    Phone: 5862283900

    Lucido & Manzella, P.C. is your most trusted Clinton Township criminal law attorney who is committed to helping clients in many areas of law. We are tenacious, hardworking and experienced, For More Details Visit Us @https://www.lucidolaw.com/

  • The Maine Divorce Group

     119 Main Street
    Kennebunk, Maine 04043
    United States

    Ending a marriage can be emotional and challenging, but is often necessary. The experienced and compassionate family law attorneys at The Maine Divorce Group understand that each situation is unique, so we work tirelessly to find the best solutions for each individual. The divorce process can be overwhelming, so it is important to have a skilled divorce lawyer on your side.

  • 805 Family Law Attorneys

     940 Santa Rosa St
    San Luis Obispo, California 93401
    United States

    805 Family Law Attorneys is San Luis Obispo Family Law & Divorce Lawyers. We have over 20 years of legal experience handling child custody cases, divorce matters (including high-asset divorce), division of marital property, spousal support or alimony, for families living in Atascadero and San Luis Obispo County, and the surrounding areas in California. Consult a San Luis Obispo family lawyer by calling us at +1 805-952-7129.

  • The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum

     19 Cedar St
    Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
    United States

    Phone: 5087951557

    Your Family Lawyer For Life The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum // Mediation Advantage will guide you through every step of future planning, always prioritizing preserving your peace of mind. Mediation puts the power back into your hands. At The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum, we assist individuals and couples navigating the family law mediation process.

  • Keith Spencer Family Law Attorney

     1901 Airport Fwy
    Bedford, Texas 76021
    United States

    Keith Spencer is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. That Board Certification mark of excellence and distinguished accomplishment is attained by only one in ten Texas attorneys, and indicates that Keith has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated the same in family law cases. Keith was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987. Mr. Spencer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and holds Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Communications from the

  • Melissa Pearce & Associates, PLC

     28175 Haggerty Rd
    Novi, Michigan 48377
    United States

    We help professionals redefine family through divorce. Since the founding of Melissa Pearce & Associates in 2009, our mission is to change the divorce process, attitudes, and tactics that parents use, so children are not negatively affected by their parents’ decisions and will grow up to be emotionally strong adults that build a stronger society for tomorrow. Our goal is to educate our clients on how to minimize the fighting that tears families apart by finding new ways to define what a family..

  • Liana Orta

     1001 Winstead Drive, Suite 110
    Cary, North Carolina 27513
    United States

    Phone: 9199777007

    Liana Orta had a decision to make when she graduated from Florida International University – pursue an MBA or go to law school. On paper, it looked like an easy choice: she majored in Finance and International Business. She spent part of her junior year furthering these studies in Sorrento, Italy. She seemed destined to get the MBA and then jump on the first flight back to Europe. But the MBA never really had a chance – Liana needed a profession where she helped people, not corporations.

  • Gerald Tomassian

     3419 W Shaw Ave
    Fresno, California 93711
    United States

    Gerald M. Tomassian is an attorney who represents clients in divorce, child custody, and child support matters. He has the experience to help you through your legal proceedings and guide you through difficult decisions that can affect your future. Attorney Gerald Tomassian 3419 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 1 Fresno, California 93711 (559) 216-0795

  • Regele Law, LLC

     2361 State Street
    Salem, Oregon 97301
    United States

    We’re not a stuffy law firm. We think people have enough stress to deal with because of their legal issues. When you come in to see us, we want to ease your stress. When you walk in the office, you get us. We’re accessible. People seem to like that. At Regele Law, LLC, our primary concern is your family. What will life be like after the divorce or another family legal issue? This is our primary concern.

  • Leslie Brook Stuntebeck

     1001 Winstead Dr #110
    Cary, North Carolina 27513
    United States

    Phone: 9199777007

    When L. Brook Stuntebeck (Brook) graduated from Georgia State Law School she did what many new lawyers do – she joined a huge firm. The kind that throws tons of cases from tons of different areas of the law at young associates on the theory that they are equally indefatigable and replaceable. Brook thrived in her ‘corporate law’ environment while concentrating mostly on civil matters where she had virtually no contact with clients.

  • Julianne Booth Rothert

     1001 Winstead Drive, Suite 110
    Cary, North Carolina 27513
    United States

    We usually start our firm bios with a little tidbit about the member and move on from there building a narrative. We’re breaking the mold with Julianne B. Rothert. We have to start with this: Julianne loves family law – she is completely, utterly, dedicated to every aspect of it and has been since law school.

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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.