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.

  • Tomassian Pimentel & Shapazian

     3419 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
    Fresno, California 93711
    United States

    Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian provides comprehensive estate planning services to families, business owners, and anyone who wants to provide responsibility for loved ones. If you need to ensure that the probate process is conducted properly when that time comes, speak promptly to a Fresno probate attorney at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian. Tomassian Pimentel & Shapazian 3419 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 277-7300 info@tpslawfirm.com https://www.tpslawfirm.com/

  • The Law Office of Robert B. Buchanan

     1121 Warren Ave, #240, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
    United States

    Phone: 6304274074

    If you are considering divorce or if your spouse is divorcing, it’s important to have an attorney on board who understands family law. This can be especially true for issues regarding children and property division because of all the complicated factors that come into play during these types of proceedings. Schedule a consultation today. The Law Office of Robert B. Buchanan 1121 Warren Ave, #240, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (630) 427-4074 info@rbbfirm.com Homepage

  • The Law Office of Robert B. Buchanan

     180 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 3700, Chicago, IL 60601
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
    United States

    Phone: 3127574833

    The Law Offices of Robert B. Buchanan can help you with any divorce matter – from property divisions and child custody agreements, to financial support payments or alimony awards. We work quickly so that your case is decided efficiently without the need for extensive legal maneuvering on either side. The Law Office of Robert B. Buchanan 180 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 3700, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 757-4833 info@rbbfirm.com Homepage

  • Sarieh Law Offices ALC.

     14 Corporate Plaza Dr #120, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    Newport Beach, California 92660
    United States

    Phone: 9495426209

    When you need an experienced family law attorney, there is only one person to call: Wail Sarieh. With offices in Newport Beach and Santa Ana we find innovative legal solutions tailored specifically for our client’s needs throughout Southern California! Mr., a graduate of Loyola Law School. Sarieh Law Offices ALC. 14 Corporate Plaza Dr #120, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 542-6209 wsarieh@sariehlaw.com Family Law

  • Sarieh Law Offices ALC.

     2107 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California 92706
    Santa Ana, California 92706
    United States

    Phone: 7145426200

    The Sarieh Law Offices is a family law firm that provides services to clients throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County. With offices in the cities of Newport Beach, Santa Ana or Seal Beach (depending on where you are), we offer our customers qualified representation from experienced attorneys who can help with any type of divorce proceeding including but not limited too.

  • ADAM – American Divorce Association For Men

     2000 Town Center
    Southfield, Michigan 48075
    United States

    The divorce lawyers at the American Divorce Association for Men have been providing quality legal service since 1985. For over three decades, we’ve assisted men and women with their family law cases throughout Metro Detroit! When you contact us 24 hours per day / 7 days week – whether by phone or online chat- our qualified attorneys will put your needs first while working hard on behalf of all involved parties in an amicable settlement that meets everyone’s expectations.

  • 805 Family Law Attorneys

     8320 Morro Rd
    Atascadero, California 93422
    United States

    Phone: 8052570918

    805 Family Law Attorneys is a our family law firm in Atascadero, CA, who will fight for your family’s rights by providing personalized, compassionate services that work hard to protect your freedom, safeguard your kids’ future, and help you face the coming years. We’ve helped hundreds of families across Atascadero and San Luis Obispo since more than 20 years. Call our family law and divorce lawyers today at 8052570918 or schedule your free initial consultation.

  • Seabrook Law Offices

     6840 Vía Del Oro # 225
    San Jose, California 95119
    United States

    Phone: 4085604487

    The team at Seabrook Law Offices offer divorce attorney and family lawyer services to clients who are experiencing hardship in these areas and who need help. Paul Seabrook started this law firm to help people get through the terrible process of divorce. Good marriages usually have a lot of challenges. But if you’re in a bad marriage, it can feel like you’re suffering a jail sentence. Paul personally understands the challenges faced in a bad marriage.

  • Oklahoma Family Lawyer

     13825 Technology Dr, Suite A
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134
    United States

    Oklahoma Family Lawyer is a law firm dedicated to helping families overcome difficult circumstances such as divorce, custody, adoption, probate and bankruptcy issues. With years of experience and an exhaustive knowledge base for family law cases, we’re the Oklahoma City area’s go-to resource for legal counsel on all matters related to family law. We understand that no two situations are alike and work hard to tailor our services to your needs. || Website: https://oklahomafamily.lawyer/

  • Goldstein Law LTD

     10161 Park Run Dr., STE 150
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
    United States

    Phone: 7029191919

    The legal process of a divorce can be very challenging, but working with an effective litigator will help make the process much easier while serving to protect your assets and your rights. Shawn M. Goldstein is an adaptive, detail-oriented attorney who delivers results. Clients can rest assured they will be well-advised and kept well-informed.

  • Hobson & Hobson, P.C.

     12540 Broadwell Rd Suite H
    milton, GA 30004
    United States

    In Milton, family law and divorce attorneys Hobson & Hobson, P.C. have helped clients in Atlanta navigate challenging issues and find amicable solutions. As the leading Atlanta area family and divorce law team, Hobson & Hobson has assisted hundreds of clients find the best outcome to legal issues impacting their families.

  • Hobson & Hobson, P.C.

     295 W Crossville Rd Building 200, Suite A
    Roswell, GA 30075
    United States

    In Roswell, family law and divorce attorneys Hobson & Hobson, P.C. have helped clients in Atlanta navigate challenging issues and find amicable solutions. As the leading Atlanta area family and divorce law team, Hobson & Hobson has assisted hundreds of clients find the best outcome to legal issues impacting their families.

  • Jeffrey Darling

     225 Reformation Pkwy Suite 202
    Canton, GA 30114
    United States

    In Canton, family law and divorce attorneys Hobson & Hobson, P.C. have helped clients in Atlanta navigate challenging issues and find amicable solutions. As the leading Atlanta area family and divorce law team, Hobson & Hobson has assisted hundreds of clients find the best outcome to legal issues impacting their families.

  • Christopher Hobson

     44 Milton Ave Suite H
    Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
    United States

    In Alpharetta, family law and divorce attorneys Hobson & Hobson, P.C. have helped clients in Atlanta navigate challenging issues and find amicable solutions. As the leading Atlanta area family and divorce law team, Hobson & Hobson has assisted hundreds of clients find the best outcome to legal issues impacting their families.

  • Hobson & Hobson, P.C

     136 Fairground St NE
    Marietta, Georgia 30060
    United States

    In Marietta, family law and divorce attorneys Hobson & Hobson, P.C. have helped clients in Atlanta navigate challenging issues and find amicable solutions. As the leading Atlanta area family and divorce law team, Hobson & Hobson has assisted hundreds of clients find the best outcome to legal issues impacting their families.

  • JM Blattner, LLC

     100 W Pennsylvania Ave, #302
    Towson, Maryland 21204
    United States

    JM Blattner, located in Towson Maryland, focuses on Divorce & Child Custody, Marital Property Disputes, Alimony & Spousal Support, Termination of Parental Rights, Child Protection and Family Law. JM Blattner provides the conveniences of a general practice with skills & proficiency. Website: https://www.jmblattner.com

  • Law Office of Alex Bill III

     102 E. Walker St, Suite 109
    League City, Texas 77573
    United States

    When it comes to cases of family law, you cannot afford to get a divorce without the help of a good legal professional. The legal process can be complicated, which is why many people choose to hire a divorce lawyer. A divorce lawyer is an individual who has been educated and trained specifically in family law and knows how to deal with cases of family law. Email: alex@alexbill-law.com Website: https://www.alexbill-law.com/

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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.