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.

  • LJ Law, Family Law Attorneys

     37 W Main St
    Midway, Utah 84049
    United States

    Welcome to the LJ Law Family Law Attorneys Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah headquarters. Are you and your family members facing family law-related issues and looking for an experienced family law attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah? Our Salt Lake City Family Law Attorneys are here to help you with all your family law and divorce law matters. LJ Law Family Law Attorneys is a full-service family law firm unlike any other. We stay focused on two things:

  • Law Office of Bart Birch

     65 South Main Street, #2
    Driggs, Idaho 83422
    United States

    Bart Birch is a Teton Valley native. A University of Idaho and School of Law alumni, Bart primarily practices in the areas of real estate, probate and estate planning, family law, criminal law, and corporate and LLC work. He opened his own practice in Driggs, Idaho in 2005.

  • Stange Law Firm, PC

     699 Walnut St., Suite 455
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
    United States

    Website: https://www.iowadivorcelawyersblog.com/ A divorce and family law by Stange Law Firm for those in and around Des Moines, Iowa in Polk County. Services : Family Law, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child & Spousal Support, Property Division, High Net Worth Divorce, Military Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Violence Hour: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Payment Methods : Cash, check, credit card, money order, cashier’s check

  • Stange Law Firm, PC

     6660 S. Sheridan Road, Suite 240
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
    United States

    Website: https://www.tulsadivorcelawyersblog.com A divorce and family law blog for residents in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma in Tulsa County. Hour: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Payment methods : Cash, check, credit card, cashier’s check, money order

  • Apol Law LLC

     West Street
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    United States

    Apol Law provides compassionate and expert legal support for family law and estate planning in Annapolis. Founded by Tasnima Apol, a cancer survivor and dedicated mother, the firm prioritizes empathy, clear communication, and personalized service to guide clients through life’s challenging legal transitions.

  • Law Office of Bryan Fagan PLLC

     900 Rockmead Dr, Suite 225
    Kingwood, Texas 77339
    United States

    The Law Office of Bryan Fagan is a domestic litigation firm focused on representing families in divorce and all other family law practice areas. Families have chosen the Law Office of Bryan Fagan because of our dedication to representing families in family law cases. Our mission is to be advisors and advocates for families before, during, and after divorce, with a passionate and intelligent devotion to excellence. Don’t face this process alone. You always have a partner you can count on with th

  • Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi

     4530 Thousand Oaks Blvd
    Thousand Oaks, California 91362
    United States

    The Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi offers specialized services as a child custody lawyer in Westlake Village. With a deep understanding of family law, the firm is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation in child custody cases. Attorney Stephanie L. Mahdavi works diligently to create personalized strategies that protect the children’s best interests.

  • Fischer & Van Thiel, PC

     100 East San Marcos Boulevard, 400
    San Marcos, California 92069
    United States

    The Family Divorce Law Attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, PC, based in Carlsbad, CA, are dedicated to assisting you with the legal aspects surrounding Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence, and all other areas of Family Law. Our highly experienced Divorce Lawyers are skilled litigators with decades of expertise, and we are here to guide you through these challenging situations. For the Best Divorce and comprehensive Family Law Legal Services, contact Fischer & Van Thiel today.

  • Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch

     30961 Agoura Road, Suite 227
    Westlake Village, California 91301
    United States

    Whether you are going through a divorce or need assistance with another family matter, an experienced family law lawyer can help you find a solution to your legal problem so you can move forward. At the Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch, the Westlake Village family law attorney Ronald K. Stitch represents clients in various family law matters, including divorce, child custody.

  • Bill Farias

     277 Bedford St
    Fall River, Massachusetts 02720
    United States

    Phone: 5086750464

    Attorney Bill Farias is the firm’s founder and managing attorney. His focus is on family law, and mainly divorce, custody and support matters.

  • Jimmy Vaught

     5929 Balcones Dr Suite 303
    Austin, texas 78731
    United States

    Phone: 5123429980

    At the Vaught Law Firm in Austin, our experienced lawyers and staff are dedicated to helping people who are going through the difficult process of a divorce or other family-related legal challenge. We practice family law exclusively to provide clients with a dedicated level of experience and knowledgeable representation.

  • Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC

     7324 Southwest Fwy Suite 570
    Houston, Texas 77074
    United States

    The Law Office of Bryan Fagan is a domestic litigation firm focused on representing families in divorce and all other family law practice areas. Families have chosen the Law Office of Bryan Fagan because of our dedication to representing families in family law cases. Our mission is to be advisors and advocates for families before, during, and after divorce, with a passionate and intelligent devotion to excellence.

  • Law Office of Bryan Fagan

     7702 Farm to Market 1960 Rd E, Suite 212
    Humble, texas 77346
    United States

    The Law Office of Bryan Fagan is a domestic litigation firm focused on representing families in divorce and all other family law practice areas. Families have chosen the Law Office of Bryan Fagan because of our dedication to representing families in family law cases. Our mission is to be advisors and advocates for families before, during, and after divorce, with a passionate and intelligent devotion to excellence. Don’t face this process alone. You always have a partner you can count on with th

  • Baghdaserians Law Group Inc.

     723 E. Green St.
    Pasadena, California 91101
    United States

    Baghdaserians Law Group Inc. in Pasadena offers exceptional legal expertise in child custody cases. Specializing in family law, the firm is dedicated to protecting the best interests of the child through comprehensive legal representation Website: https://baglawgroup.com/practice-area/pasadena-custody-visitation/

  • Skarin Law Group, APC

     360 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 1000
    El Segundo, California 90245
    United States

    Let Skarin Law protect the future of your family! Matthew Skarin was a partner with one of the largest family law firms in Los Angeles, where he spent over a decade. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a CPA and has his California Real Estate Broker License – the only attorney in California with this set of very valuable credentials. Our talented and caring family law group is here to support you through divorce, separation, paternity matters, prenuptial agreements, child custody and suppor

  • Kent Tierney

     5700 Stoneridge Mall Rd
    Pleasanton, California 94588
    United States

    Phone: 9253623364

    Kent P. Tierney has been practicing law for over 20 years. He specializes in the areas of Family Law, Real Estate, Civil Litigation, and Business Law. Mr. Tierney formed what is now Tierney Law Group in 2012 following more than 15 years of practice with several Bay Area law firms specializing in Civil Litigation.

  • Corri Fetman & Associates Ltd.

     111 W Washington St Suite 903
    Chicago, Illinois 60602
    United States

    Phone: 3123410900

    Corri Fetman & Associates, Ltd., where your legal needs are met with precision and care. As a boutique law firm specializing in corporate, civil and Family Law Attorney Chicago , our Chicago Divorce Attorneys offer tailored, expert solutions for your unique legal challenges. For more details visit us @ https://cfalawfirm.com/

  • Eiman Rejali

     11440 W Bernardo Ct ste 300
    San Diego, California 92127
    United States

    Phone: 6198161001

    Attorney Eiman Rejali comes from a very diverse business background and has held numerous executive and management positions here in the United States and overseas. Mr. Rejali has negotiated various international business ventures in the areas of manufacturing, distribution and import/export. After his very successful role in the business industry Mr. Rejali decided to fulfill his life long goal of becoming an attorney and helping others navigate through the complexities of our legal system.

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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.