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 Shahnaz Hussain

     2700 N Main St #1060
    Santa Ana, California 92705
    United States

    Shahnaz Hussain, Esq. of the Law Offices of Shahnaz Hussain, serves clients in Southern California at the following areas: Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. Ms. Hussain has been in practice for over 20 years. She is a member of the California Supreme Court, the United States District Court, Central District of California and Southern District of California. She’s a member of the Orange County Bar Association [OCBA] and other membership sections

  • Figueroa Law Group, P.A.

     3760 W Eau Gallie Blvd
    Melbourne, Florida 32934
    United States

    Phone: 3212593100

    The Figueroa Law Group, P.A. consistently delivers effective legal representation that minimizes conflict and stress. Our goal is to make your case as simple as possible without compromising your goals. We work tirelessly to secure positive results for our clients. Though we are compassionate, caring, and client-focused, we also refuse to back down from a fight. With your future on the line, entrust your case to a firm that truly cares and gets results. Choose the Figueroa Law Group, P.A. in you

  • New York Family Law Group

     932 Sheridan Ave
    Bronx, New York 10451-3500
    United States

    Our team members at New York Family Law Group usher you through your family law and divorce matters. Our main office is located next to the Bronx Family Court building. Make an appointment to meet our great team! Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward, our founders and partners, are passionate family lawyers with more than 30 years of combined experience in New York family law. With the help of our attorneys, you can protect your interests and your family.

  • The Nice Law Firm, LLP

     118 S Buckeye St.
    Kokomo, Indiana 46901
    United States

    As one of Indiana’s most respected law firms, we’ve been helping Hoosiers solve their legal problems since 1992. Speak with one of our many attorneys over the phone, email, live chat, video conferencing or at any of our convenient locations throughout Indiana.

  • The Davies Law Firm

     45 Essex St
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
    United States

    Navigating the complexities of a divorce can be an incredibly stressful experience, making it crucial to find a knowledgeable and compassionate divorce attorney in Hackensack. At The Davies Law Firm, we understand the sensitive nature of family law issues and dedicate ourselves to guiding our clients through every step of the divorce process with empathy and professionalism.

  • Matthew A. Benzion

     4720 NW 2nd Ave
    Boca Raton, Florida 33431
    United States

    Phone: 5613065949

    Families do not ever stop growing and changing. A family law attorney must be able to serve your family’s evolving needs. So when your family issue calls for a legal solution, Matt Benzion is the dedicated professional who should serve you.

  • Jeremy Atwood Law, LLC

     1201 N Hill Field Rd #2071
    Layton, Utah 84041
    United States

    Phone: 8016825234

    Jeremy Atwood Law is a family law firm located in Layton, Utah and also offers expert legal assistance in Elder Law, Estate Planning, including Divorce and Child Custody. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand legal advice and support, making complex legal processes feel simple. Whether you’re planning for the future with Estate Planning, navigating the challenges of Divorce, or addressing Elder Law concerns, our team is here to help.

  • Elkus & Sisson, P.C.

     7100 E Belleview Ave, Suite 101
    Greenwood village, Colorado 80111
    United States

    Elkus & Sisson handles a wide spectrum of cases for clients throughout Denver. Our seasoned legal team brings valuable insight & experience to the table, earning trust in handling various legal matters. Our family law attorneys handle child custody, spousal support and other legal matters. We’re the Denver divorce lawyers you can rely on.

  • The Nice Law Firm, LLP

     260 E Wardell St
    Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
    United States

    As one of Indiana’s most respected law firms, we’ve been helping Hoosiers solve their legal problems since 1992. Speak with one of our many attorneys over the phone, email, live chat, video conferencing or at any of our convenient locations throughout Indiana.

  • Argyris Mah, LLP

     1065 Asbury Street
    San Jose, California 95126
    United States

    At Argyris Mah, LLP, our team of legal professionals has years of experience serving our local community. Our experienced San Jose family & divorce lawyers can assist you today.

  • Reifman Law Offices

     1834 Walden Office Square #100
    Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
    United States

    Phone: 8472298433

    Without question, the hardest part of any divorce or family issue is how it will affect the kids. You need a child custody lawyer who is just as concerned about your kids as you are.

  • Erica Bloom

     1808 Aston Ave Ste 235, Carlsbad, CA 92008, United States
    Carlsbad, California 92008
    United States

    Phone: 7606838757

    Erica is a San Diego native, and a passionate and aggressive attorney, who not only motivates her clients, but also her staff. She enjoys engaging and interacting with people, as this is one of her favorite aspects of practicing law.

  • Barrow Brown Carrington, PLLC

     420 Royal Palm Way, Suite 200
    Palm Beach, Florida 33480
    United States

    Barrow Brown Carrington, PLLC, is a law firm that provides exceptional client service in divorce, parenting, unmarried cohabitation, and misconduct matters, as well as in civil disputes between family members. Our team of elite attorneys has tried or negotiated some of the biggest and most complicated family law cases in the nation. Our Palm Beach team handles select matters throughout Florida and across the country, with a focus on high-stakes and high-conflict family disputes.

  • Genesis Family Law & Divorce Lawyers

     21 E Long Lake Rd #250
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
    United States

    Genesis Legal Group of Michigan is a tenacious law firm committed to client success in Family Law, DUI, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, and Criminal Defense. We provide unparalleled and exceptional customer service and a work product of unmatched quality. Website: https://familylawattorneymesaaz.net/michigan-family-law-attorney/

  • Dailey Law Offices

     3974-D Brown Park Dr.
    Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    United States

    Need an empathetic and experienced Ohio divorce lawyer, family law attorney, or estate planning attorney? Whether you’re dealing with dissolution, contested or uncontested divorce matters, or you want to plan for the future or settle the affairs of a deceased loved one, Stephanie is ready to guide you through the process.

  • Inner Vision Legal, PLLC

     5909 Northwest Expy #211
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132
    United States

    Phone: 4057242525

    Family law matters can make life feel uncertain. Divorce, child custody disputes and other issues require the diligence and attention of a skilled Oklahoma City divorce attorney. At Inner Vision Legal, we are committed to helping our clients protect what’s most important to them. We help you realize your goals as we develop an effective legal strategy that works for you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with our team.For More details visit us @ https://www.innervisionlegal.

  • Barrow Brown Carrington, PLLC

     8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
    United States

    Barrow Brown Carrington, PLLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, specializes in family law, with a focus on divorce. Our experienced and award-winning team prioritizes your needs, offering personalized solutions in child custody, support, asset division, and more. We’re committed to helping you navigate family law issues smoothly and confidently. Reach out for a comprehensive consultation to explore how we can assist you in achieving your desired outcomes.

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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.