Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • Toepfer at Law

     15 8th Ave N
    St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303
    United States

    A successful case outcome means different things to different clients, depending on their goals and needs. To Toepfer at Law, success means one thing: that each client is satisfied with our representation and feels ready to move forward into a better future.

  • Erin E. Russell

     1015 Ashes Dr
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28405
    United States

    In our world today, it becomes harder than ever to find attorneys that actually care about your well-being. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer that will prioritize your best interests, contact Russell Family Law & Litigation in Wilmington, NC. Our proprietor, Erin E. Russell, J.D., is here to provide you with the legal representation you deserve. As one of today’s top emerging divorce attorneys, Erin utilizes modern methods to make sure that your expectations are not only met, but exc

  • The Larson Law Office

     440 Louisiana St
    houston, texas 77002
    United States

    The Larson Law Office provides legal services in relation to family law, including divorce, child custody disputes, child support issues, and estate planning to individuals in the Houston, Texas area. Our lawyers also represent small businesses and family-owned enterprises in business litigation matters. For honest, straightforward advice and experienced legal representation, contact the Houston divorce attorneys of The Larson Law Office today.

  • Divorce Lawyer Mark McManus

     1613 Ellis St
    Brunswick, Georgia 31520
    United States

    For over 25 years McManus S. E. Ga Law has been providing expert legal advice to numerous clients across the state of Georgia. Located in downtown Brunswick GA, Mark McManus is committed to the highest standards of professionalism. With over two decades of civil litigation and trial experience McManus offers his clients a number services in areas like family law, corporate and business law, and personal injury law.

  • RIGHT Lawyers

     7455 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy
    Spring Valley, Nevada 89113
    United States

    Right Lawyers was started in 2004 by divorce attorney Stacy Rocheleau. She started the firm in an executive suite. Just Stacy, an office the size of a broom closet, a computer, and a few law books. 12 years later the firm has grown by adding four attorneys, six staff members, and four locations. The firm may be bigger, with more attorneys, and more locations, but the focus is the same; to help clients with their divorce and custody issues. Wrong Marriage, Call Right Lawyers.

  • Stacy Rocheleau

     170 S Green Valley Pkwy
    Henderson, Nevada 89012
    United States

    Right Lawyers was started in 2004 by divorce attorney Stacy Rocheleau. She started the firm in an executive suite. Just Stacy, an office the size of a broom closet, a computer, and a few law books. 12 years later the firm has grown by adding four attorneys, six staff members, and two locations. The firm may be bigger, with more attorneys, and more locations, but the focus is the same; to help clients with their divorce and custody issues. Wrong Marriage, Call Right Lawyers.

  • The Micklin Law Group LLC

     28 Valley Rd
    Montclair, New Jersey 07042
    United States

    The attorneys at The Micklin Law Group in Montclair, New Jersey represent individuals and families in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support and custody, spousal support, equitable distribution of property, domestic violence, and post-decree matters. We offer personalized attention, superior results, and cost-effective representation. Contact our attorneys today at 973-562-0100.

  • The Micklin Law Group LLC

     187 Washington Ave
    Nutley, New Jersey 07110
    United States

    Phone: 9735620100

    The attorneys at The Micklin Law Group in Nutley, New Jersey represent individuals and families in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support and custody, spousal support, equitable distribution of property, domestic violence, and post-decree matters. We offer personalized attention, superior results, and cost-effective representation. Contact our attorneys today at 973-562-0100.

  • RIGHT Lawyers

     600 S. Tononopah Dr., Suite 300
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
    United States

    Right Lawyers was started in 2004 by divorce attorney Stacy Rocheleau. She started the firm in an executive suite. Just Stacy, an office the size of a broom closet, a computer, and a few law books. 12 years later the firm has grown by adding four attorneys, six staff members, and four locations. The firm may be bigger, with more attorneys, and more locations, but the focus is the same; to help clients with their divorce and custody issues. Wrong Marriage, Call Right Lawyers.

  • Maxim Law, PLLC

     333 Grand Ave
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
    United States

    Allison Maxim provides compassionate and personalized representation to individuals in their local, interstate, and international divorce and family law matters. With her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and her law degree, Allison understands the complicated emotional and legal dynamics involved in.

  • Family Law Firm

     507 Roma Ave NW
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
    United States

    Phone: 5052457200

    The Divorce and Custody Attorneys at The Family Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are licensed to represent you throughout the entire State of New Mexico with all of your Family Law and other legal issues.

  • Lawrence Law Firm, PLLC

     695 Industrial Blvd #100,
    Sugar Land, Texas 77478
    United States

    The Lawrence Law Firm strives to focus on the goals of each client individually and provide representation tailored to each client’s goal. Mr. Lawrence focuses on Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. We handle these case because they permit us to work with real people with real problems. Mr. Lawrence enjoys defending his client’s rights in criminal proceedings or seeking compensation for unjustified injuries. If you or a loved one need an attorney in Arapahoe or Douglas Counties do not hesita

  • Trugman Law Group APC

     9595 Wilshire Blvd
    Beverly Hills, California 90212
    United States

    Trugman Law Group, APC was founded on the highest level of professionalism and integrity, providing divorce and family law services representing clients throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Riverside County.you can contact for concern:(310) 272-5701

  • Law Office of Joyce Holcomb

     215 N D St
    San Bernardino, California 92401
    United States

    Law Office of Joyce Holcomb is the best best law firm in San Bernardino, CA. Our Family Law attorneys are experienced family law courts in your area. we provide all family law services like child custody, divorce attorney, Grandparents Rights and Alimony Attorney.Joyce Holcomb can help with your Family Law case. Call us today:(909) 889-7111

  • Gilbert Alden PLLC

     Edina
    Edina, Minnesota 55435
    United States

    Beth W. Barbosa is a Minnesota Family Law Attorney Rrepresents client across a broad range of family law issues such as custody, parenting time, child support, pre-nuptial agreements and post-decree actions. We are Serving Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Excelsior, Medina, and the entire Twin Cities metro area.

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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.