Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • Vacca Family Law Group

     60 E 42nd St #764
    New York, New York 10165
    United States

    Phone: 2127681115

    “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, she is a strong advocate for her clients without being adversarial and without inflaming the strong emotions that arise during a divorce. As a mediator,

  • Jensen Family Law in Scottsdale AZ

     7702 E Doubletree Ranch Rd #366
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
    United States

    Phone: 4805811650

    “Whenever you are in need of the most professional and effective Scottsdale AZ family law attorneys, then you surely need us at Jensen Family Law to provide you the legal assistance you need. We have been providing excellent family-related legal services for already more than 20 years, and we can assure you we can guide you properly through the confusing legal system of Scottsdale and Arizona, and get the best outcome out of your case. Website : https://www.familylawattorneymesaaz.net/scottsda

  • Splane Roy LLP

     999 San Pablo Ave
    Albany, California 94706
    United States

    Splane Roy LLP offers Divorce Law, Family Law, Attorney, Ontario Divorce, Family Lawyers, Legal Services, Law and Lawyers services in Toronto, Ontario area. To get more details you can call us on +1 289-778-0853.

  • Kaspar & Lugay, LLP

     770 Tamalpais Dr ste 200
    Corte Madera, California 94925
    United States

    Based in Marin County, CA and with offices that serve Marin, Napa, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Diego Counties, Kaspar & Lugay LLP is a dynamic and progressive law firm focusing on divorce and other family law matters. Our background in tax and business law matters enables us to effectively represent clients in high value divorce cases. Contact us Home

  • The Law Office of Patrick O’Kennedy

     500 N State College Blvd Suite 1100
    Orange, California 92868
    United States

    The Law Office of Patrick O’Kennedy provides legal representation for families and individuals in family law and debt relief cases in Irvine and Orange County. The Law Office of Patrick O’Kennedy has practiced for over 20 years, and we have the experience and skills to fight for a favourable outcome in your case. We have expertise in cases regarding family law, bankruptcy, divorce, child support, and debt relief.

  • Northwest Family Law, P.S.

     1207 Market St
    Kirkland, Washington 98033
    United States

    Northwest Family Law, P.S. is a full-service family law firm in Kirkland, Washington. Providing long-term solutions for Washington families in the areas of divorce law, legal separation, asset division, child custody, support, postnuptial and prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, 3rd party custody, and other family law issues. Are you looking for a family lawyer in Kirkland Washington area? Our Kirkland family law attorneys are here available to assist you with all of your family law matters

  • Hembree Bell Law Firm

     4413 Spicewood Springs Rd #121
    Austin, TX 78759
    United States

    “Founding attorney Hannah Hembree Bell focuses the practice on family law, divorce, and estate planning. The entire practice is dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate the tumultuous journey of divorce and family disputes. Hannah is personally aware of the difficulties people go through in divorce since she herself has been through the stigma. Website : https://www.hembreebell.com/locations/austin/

  • Drummond McCunn

     8780 Auburn Folsom Rd
    Sacramento, California 95746
    United States

    Drummond T. McCunn is the Principal Partner of our firm and received his Juris Doctor with honors from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. At McGeorge, Drummond received the Witkin award in negotiations and intellectual property; he also worked in the Family Law Clinic before working as a law clerk in a family law practice. WEBSITE: https://www.mccunnlaw.com/

  • Catherine Schwartz

     6877 Magnolia Ave
    Riverside, California 92506
    United States

    With over 30 years of experience personal injury law, Catherine A. Schwartz is dedicated to both clients and community service. Serving as a Riverside County Deputy Public Defender and an associate in private practice has provided her hands-on experience and in-depth insight into family, juvenile and criminal law. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Family Law, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law WEBSITE: https://www.cschwartzlaw.com/ EMAIL: cschwartz@cschwartzlaw.com

  • Welsh & McGough, PLLC

     2727 E 21st St #600
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
    United States

    Website: https://www.tulsafirm.com Welsh & McGough, PLLC provides this web page for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal or other professional advice nor does the transmission of this information create an attorney-client relationship between Welsh & McGough, PLLC and the reader. If you seek legal advice or assistance, please consult with a competent attorney familiar with the laws of your state.

  • Kan Adam

     Monticello Rd
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
    United States

    Phone: 4652230776

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  • Gary Straw

     1134 Thomas Jefferson Rd Suite 1
    Forest, Virginia 24551
    United States

    He is owned up to rehearse in Virginia courts and is an individual from the Virginia State Bar Affiliation. Gary is likewise owned up to rehearse before the U.S. Locale Court for the Western Region of Virginia and the U.S. Insolvency Court, Western Area of Virginia. Gary has solid neighborhood ties and he takes a sound judgment, down-to-earth way to deal with assisting his clients with settling their remarkable issues and questions.

  • HEATHER A. O’CONNOR

     142 River Rd
    Hanover, Massachusetts 02339
    United States

    In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, attorney HEATHER A. O’CONNOR is admitted to practise law. Before starting O’Connor Family Law in July 2016, she worked as an associate attorney at the Pollack Law Group, where she exclusively practised family law for a period of years.

  • The Rose Law Firm LLC

     811 20th street south
    Birmingham, Alabama 35205
    United States

    At The Rose Law Firm, LLC, in Birmingham, AL, we provide skilled legal representation to clients with family law matters. Our family law lawyer, Attorney Rose Jennifer Rose, is passionate about aggressively fighting for your rights. She believes you don’t have to suffer in silence when challenging family issues arise. Whether you’re facing a divorce or annulment, want to write a will, or are trying to adopt a child, we’re here to guide you the legal way.

  • Anthony Family Law

     1 West Pearce Street, Suite 505, Richmond Hill,
    Toronto, ONTARIO L4B 3K3
    United States

    At the point when thecourt is important, our broad suit experience guarantees that our clients get talented, decisive direction. We have a huge history of detailed court choices covering numerous areas of family regulation, including choices connected with guardianship and access, spousal and kid backing, and division of property. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation. Anthony Family Law 1 West Pearce Street, Suite 505, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3K3 416-63

  • Fuller Law Practice, PC

     500 N Rainbow Blvd Suite 300
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
    United States

    Rebecca Fuller founded Fuller Law Practice with the belief that every client should be treated with respect and given the highest level of service. She is a civil litigator who has been practicing for over 15 years, and takes pride in being fully transparent and educating her clients through every step of the legal process. Fuller Law Practice, PC 500 N Rainbow Blvd #300, Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 553-3266 http://www.fullerlawpractice.com/

  • Steven Winig, Winig Family Law P.A.

     1615 Forum Pl
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
    United States

    Website URL : https://www.winiglaw.com I am a veteran of the court. My skills have been battle hardened by a lifetime of practicing law. I care about the outcome of my clients cases. I care about my reputation. To me the two are one in the same. Which is why I approach every case as if it is personal. Operating hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Jonathan T. Gaspard Attorney at Law

     313 N Main St
    Marksville, Louisiana 71351
    United States

    Jonathan T. Gaspard has been practicing law around the State of Louisiana for over 20 years, and he has been an Assistant District Attorney for the last 8 years. Jonathan has been married 8 years to his wife Jessica. They have two children Eden and Major ages 4 and 2 and are local residents of Marksville, LA. Jonathan and his staff are here to serve the public in many areas. Jonathan can assist those injured in an automobile accident and help individuals and families with succession, probate, t

  • Jonathan Trotto

     140 Allens Creek Rd
    Brighton, New York 14618
    United States

    Jonathan C. Trotto Partner/Owner Location: Rochester, NY Phone: 585-326-9954 EMAIL ME At The Trotto Law Firm, our attorney, Jonathan C. Trotto Esq., has worked diligently to gain the education and knowledge needed to carry on the strong reputation associated with our long standing family run firm. With a detailed knowledge of family law, estate planning and estate administration, Mr. Trotto is able to offer the knowledgeable and dedicated legal assistance families in the Rochester, New

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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.