Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • The Peck Law Firm

     49 Archdale St
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    United States

    The Peck Law Firm has been voted the “Best Family Law Firm” in Charleston for four years in a row. With more than fifty years of experience practicing family law, we can help you build a better future for yourself and your family.

  • Christina Ferrante Attorney At Law

     10700 Civic Center Dr
    Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730
    United States

    Welcome to Christina Ferrante, Attorney at Law Rancho Cucamonga office! Christina Ferrante, Attorney at Law Rancho Cucamonga office serves clients throughout San Bernardino County including, Victorville, Pomona and Riverside. I’m happy to speak to you about your issues during a free 30 minute office or phone consultation. We are your Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Team. If you are involved in a divorce, it is important that you have legal representation. We specialize in helping clients through

  • Arami Law Office PC

     53 W Jackson Blvd
    Chicago, Illinois 60604
    United States

    Arami Law Office is the premier Chicago divorce attorney that has the experience and understanding you need when it pertains to family law issues or in need of an injury attorney. Call (312)-212-1399 for Free Initial Consultation.

  • Sabuco Beck, Hansen and Massino PC

     950 Essington Rd
    Joliet, Illinois 60435
    United States

    Phone: 8157308860

    Our experienced team of attorneys will provide you and your loved ones with the kind of aggressive and diligent legal representation you need. We are the Joliet divorce attorneys you need in your corner.For more details visit our site @ https://sabucobeck.com/

  • Stepp & Sullivan, P.C.

     5300 Memorial Dr #620
    Houston, Texas 77007
    United States

    Stepp & Sullivan, P.C. is a full-service law firm with experience representing clients in the Houston area for the past 35 years. Our attorneys offer experience in numerous areas, including probate litigation, personal injury and death, estate planning, maritime and admiralty, general civil litigation, aviation, and product liability. We are also capable of providing legal representation for a diverse array of clients. At Stepp & Sullivan, P.C., our daily mission is to be your problem solver.

  • Hartley Law Office, LLC

     209 E Stroop Rd
    Dayton, Ohio 45429
    United States

    At Hartley Law Office, LLC, we understand the stress and complexity that comes with divorce. Our divorce lawyers want to resolve your divorce, dissolution, or legal separation as quickly and cost- effectively as possible. We also know that with divorce comes child custody battles, which we are more than equipped to handle. Being located in Montgomery County of Ohio, we also handle numerous military divorces. These cases can be more complicated and time consuming than civilian divorces.

  • The Reape-Rickett Law

     25152 Springfield Ct
    Santa Clarita, California 91355
    United States

    The Reape-Rickett Law Firm provides accomplished legal representation in divorce, annulments, domestic violence restraining orders, paternity, child custody and visitation, child support, property division, spousal support, mediation and premarital agreements.

  • Law Office of Bryan Fagan

     3707 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Suite 400
    houston, texas 77068
    United States

    Established in 2012. When you work with our firm, you will see that we are committed to tenaciously representing clients in every scope of the Texas court system. We believe the cornerstone of our success is the trust we are able to build with clients, while still maintaining the highest caliber of Legal services. 

  • Law Offices of Paul M. Monzione, P.C.

     2 S Main St 2nd floor
    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894
    United States

    The Law Offices of Paul M. Monzione, P.C., is a full service law firm with affiliated offices throughout New Hampshire, in Boston, MA, and San Francisco, CA. Attorney Monzione is a nationally known lawyer who is recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in America by the National Trial Lawyers organization and also recognized as one of the top ten personal injury lawyers in the country.

  • Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law

     513 Post Oak Blvd
    Houston, texas 77027
    United States

    Houston Family Lawyers, Child Custody Attorneys, Child Support Law Firm. At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we are dedicated to helping you protect your rights and your family’s well-being. We know how stressful dealing with sensitive family law issues can be, and how important it is to have an experienced legal professional in your corner. You can trust that we will do what it takes to secure you a favorable resolution while minimizing conflict as much as possible.

  • Harden Law Firm

     951 Market St Suite 202
    Fort mill, South Carolina 29708
    United States

    At Harden Law, we understand the frustration and difficulties surrounding divorce and separation. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and our strong advocacy on your behalf. Our representation provides you with guidance and support throughout this transitional period of your life to help you feel safe and secure. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and professional representation in family law matters. Legal issues regarding divorce and separation.

  • 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.

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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.