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.

  • Gage-Michaels Law Firm

     340 N Broadway Suite 440
    Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
    United States

    The Gage-Michaels Law Firm offers a wide range of legal services to assist senior clients with building financial security, protecting their assets, and living a healthy and happy life. We have hands-on experience in handling practice areas such as family law, elder abuse, silver divorce, elder mediation, estate planning, Medicaid crisis planning, nursing home abuse, and elder law in Wisconsin. If you have a family law or divorce law concern in Wisconsin, For more information Call a Green Bay WI

  • Moranda Law Firm, APC

     140 S Imperial Hwy
    Anaheim, California 92807
    United States

    The team at the Moranda Law Firm, APC, limits its practice exclusively to family law. Attorney Beverly D. Moranda and her team are experienced, knowledgeable, meticulous, and zealous advocates for their clients. WEBSITE: https://www.morandafamilylaw.com/

  • STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers

     136 State St Second Floor
    Augusta, Maine 04330
    United States

    Phone: 2076223711

    Family law matters are some of the most stressful legal battles that one can encounter. Our Maine family law attorneys understand the many complexities of family law and can help clients explore all avenues to a happier future. Call us today for an informative consultation.For More Details Visit Us @ https://familylawdefenders.com/

  • Law Office of Stacy L. Campuzano

     3020 Old Ranch Pkwy suite 300
    Seal Beach, California 90740
    United States

    If you are facing a family law issue, the Law Office of Stacy L. Campuzano in Seal Beach can help you determine and fight for your rights. Whether you need an attorney to advise you through a simple divorce negotiation or to represent you in a contested court battle, we are committed to making sure that your case proceeds as positively as possible given the circumstances. Every family law matter is unique and requires an individualized solution. WEBSITE: https://www.campuzanolaw.com/

  • Doyle Law Group, P.A.

     9051 Strickland Rd suite 121
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
    United States

    Glenn S Doyle has been a passionate, purposeful, and result oriented divorce lawyer for over 20 years. The Doyle Law Group, P.A. have represented clients of Raleigh in divorce, family law, and custody. We believe in providing our clients with aggressive family law help. Our methods achieve results and give our clients the assurance they need when facing a divorce, custody, alimony or any other family law related case. Find out how our team can help you with your case today by giving us a call!

  • Khosroabadi & Hill, APC

     2535 Kettner Blvd
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States

    Khosroabadi & Hill, APC is a family law firm located in San Diego, California. We provide legal assistance to consumers and employees who need help with divorce or other family law problems. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of family law, and we’re dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal representation possible. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.

  • Cutrer Law Group

     304 Harwood Rd
    Bedford, Texa 76021
    United States

    Cutrer Law Group is a family law firm in Fort Worth, Texas, dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law. Board Certified Family Law Attorney Anita K. Cutrer has more than 25 years of experience helping clients resolve their legal issues, including divorce, custody, paternity, modification, child support, collaborative law, mediation and adoption.

  • Dixon’s Paralegal Services

     Dixon's Paralegal Services
    St. Petersburg, Florida 33709
    United States

    Website: https://getyourfamilycovered.com Dixon’s Paralegal Services is located in St. Petersburg, FL and is dedicated to providing quality services of Trust Services St. Petersburg FL,Loan Singing Services St. Petersburg FL ,Wedding Officiant Services St. Petersburg FL,Divorce Signing Services St. Petersburg FL ,Legal Documentation Services St. Petersburg FL . Call us today at (727) 279-5185.

  • Laurie Peters & Associates, APLC

     80 Wood Rd Ste 204
    Camarillo, California 93010
    United States

    The compassionate and highly qualified professionals at Laurie Peters & Associates, APLC are proud to serve the community of Ventura County. Our attorneys are detail-oriented and will take the time needed to thoroughly understand your case and advise you on the best ways to achieve your legal goals. WEBSITE: https://www.lauriepeterslaw.com/

  • Mc Carthy Causseaux

     902 South 10th Street
    Tacoma, Washington 98405
    United States

    Mc Carthy Causseaux is located in Tacoma, WA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Mediation Attorney Tacoma WA, Probate Lawyer Tacoma WA, Wills Attorney Tacoma WA, Trust Lawyer Tacoma WA, Estate Planning Attorney Tacoma WA. Call us today at (253) 272-2206. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Family Focused Legal Solutions

     360 Mount Kemble Avenue, Suite 3001
    Morristown, New Jersey 07960
    United States

    Family Focused Legal Solutions (formerly Ruvolo Law Group, LLC) is dedicated to meeting a wide variety of family law needs throughout North and Central New Jersey. Our firm specifically assists clients with family law issues, including but not limited to divorces, post-judgment matters, non-dissolution matters, domestic violence, and prenuptial agreements. We offer litigation, mediation, arbitration, appellate, collaborative law, Guardian ad Litem and parent coordinator services.

  • Petrelli Previtera, LLC

     1717 K Street NW, Suite 900
    Washington, District of Columbia 20006
    United States

    When you need legal representation regarding a family law matter, working with an experienced lawyer is critical in navigating the legal process efficiently and successfully. The attorneys at Petrelli Previtera, LLC have vast experience in all areas of divorce and family law. We offer compassionate legal representation for our clients. Call today to schedule a consultation to discuss the situation.

  • We Help You Legal, Inc

     720 10th St
    Paso Robles, California 93446
    United States

    Website: https://wehelpyoulegal.com We Help You Legal, Inc is located in Paso Robles, CA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Probate custody Services Paso Robles CA,Adoption Services Paso Robles CA,Trust amendments Services Paso Robles CA,Loan Signing Services Paso Robles CA,Title Transfer Services Paso Robles CA. Call us today at 805) 237-7770. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Law Offices of H. William Edgar

     6800 Indiana Ave
    Riverside, California 92506
    United States

    Law Offices of H. William Edgar has been solely committed to family law for over a decade. Our team understands that family law is one of the most traumatic and costly areas of law for many clients, both emotionally and financially. We have always recognized this, which is why our legal team is wholly committed to providing an efficient process to our clients that gets results. WEBSITE: https://www.edgarfamilylaw.com/

  • Manukyan Law Firm

     505 N Brand Blvd suite 810
    Glendale, California 91203
    United States

    At Manukyan Law Firm, we represent employees in the Glendale area involved in employment disputes. Our employment attorneys have the knowledge of both federal and state law to protect your rights as an employee. Our Glendale employment law attorney Edgar Manukyan is here to help you with disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, employer retaliation, and harassment, Please feel free to discuss your case today. Visit us: https://manukyanlawfirm.com/

  • Law Office of Ben Carrasco, PLLC

     108 Wild Basin Rd S #250
    Austin, Texas 78746
    United States

    Family law matters can be complicated and emotionally difficult. Working with a board-certified, Ben Carrasco, Esq. Austin family lawyer at Law Office of Ben Carrasco, PLLC can help make this process less challenging while protecting you from an unfair legal result. Our Austin Family law attorney are here to help you divorce, child support, high net worth divorce, grandparents rights, spousal support. Visit: https://bencarrascolaw.com/

  • Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC

     161 North Clark St., 17th Floor
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
    United States

    At Birnbaum Gelfman Sharma & Arnoux, LLC, we understand that divorce marks the end of a relationship but also a new beginning. We are optimistic about your future and believe that you should be too. No matter your situation, our team is here to advise you, guide you and advocate for an effective resolution that meets your needs.

  • Vacca Family Law Group

     60 E 42nd St #4000
    New York, New York 10165
    United States

    Andrea Vacca helps clients resolve marital and family disputes with non-adversarial dispute resolution methods. Andrea Vacca is an attorney who works exclusively with clients who are dealing with divorce, separation and other family law issues in Manhattan, throughout New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. Ms.Vacca helps clients to amicably resolve their differences through settlement, collaborative divorce and mediation. As an attorney, https://www.vaccalaw.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.