Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • Divorce Lawyer SA

     12274 Bandera Rd #104
    Helotes, texas 78023
    United States

    Divorce Lawyer SA, a San Antonio law firm lead by Beauregard Fiegel, specializes in more than Divorce Law, Custody Law and Family Law. Divorce Lawyer SA also works with San Antonio clients requiring civil and criminal litigation. Beau graduated from Saint Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in the top third of his 2010 class. Website: https://divorcelawyersa.com/

  • Stepanian Law Firm

     60 E 42nd St Suite 810, New York, NY, United States
    New York, New York 10165
    United States

    Stepanian Law Firm, founded by Ruben Stepanian in 2013, is a distinguished legal practice based in New York State. With over 15 years of extensive experience, Ruben is licensed to practice law in New York City, offering expert legal services across a diverse range of areas. Stepanian Law Firm is committed to providing clients with comprehensive and personalized legal solutions tailored to meet their unique needs.

  • Wofford, Burt, PLLC

     4601 Park Rd suite 560
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
    United States

    Providing compassionate, personalized family law representation to meet the individual needs and goals of each client. Every circumstance is different We will listen to you, evaluate your needs and respond with legal advice and services that best meet your goals. We are responsive, compassionate, experienced advocates who offer personalized services to meet each client’s needs when it comes to divorce, mediation, family law, child custody, child support, and alimony.

  • Clarity Family Law

     1 Parklane Blvd, Suite 729 East Dearborn, MI
    Dearborn, Michigan 48126
    United States

    The team at Clarity Family Law is dedicated to helping you with all your family law needs. Whether it’s from adoption to divorce, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered! We devise custom strategies for every client pertaining to their unique situation.

  • O’Leary & Shenasan Law, LLP

     4343 Von Karman Ave
    Newport Beach, California 92660
    United States

    At O’Leary & Shenasan Law in Newport Beach, we are accomplished attorneys who represent Southern Californians in divorce, custody, support, adoption and paternity cases. If you live in Orange County and the surrounding areas and are struggling with a family law issue, you can count on our attorneys to provide smart, responsive advice tailored to your particular objectives. WEBSITE: https://www.osfamilylaw.com/

  • Petrelli Previtera, LLC

     1148 Washington St SW
    Covington, Georgia 30014
    United States

    At Petrelli Previtera, LLC, our attorneys have supported clients in all aspects of divorce and family law. We provide compassionate legal representation clients. Give us a call today to schedule a confidential consultation. We’ll discuss the situation, address any difficulties, and work towards achieving your goals.

  • Cianci Law, PC

     3000 Lava Ridge Ct
    Roseville, California 95661
    United States

    Since 2006, Cianci Law, PC Creative Family Solutions has been providing our clients with strong representation and well-informed advice. Whether you are going through a divorce, need to draft a comprehensive estate plan, or have any other family law issues you need to resolve, we can handle it. Our Placer County family law attorneys focus our efforts exclusively in these practice areas, giving us an in-depth understanding of California family law. WEBSITE: https://www.ciancilaw.com

  • Twyford Law Office

     1408 140th Place NE Suite 400
    Bellevue, Washington 98007
    United States

    For 30+ years, Twyford Law Office in Bellevue, WA, provides unwavering legal support statewide. Led by Attorney Julie A. Twyford since 1978, our team specializes in criminal, family, and divorce cases. Mark Cassell, our family law specialist, enhances our services. With extensive legal experience, we excel in high-value cases, prioritizing personal connections. Website: https://www.twyfordlaw.com/

  • Harbor Family Law

     2615 Jahn Avenue Northwest
    Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
    United States

    The area of Family law encompasses a broad range of family-related legal matters. Harbor Family Law offers our clients outstanding legal professionals who have dedicated their careers to the practice of family law. Unlike other law firms that do a little bit of everything, we specifically focus our practice on the all too important area of family law – not only divorce, custody and other legal issues related to children – but also premarital agreements, domestic violence, and restraining order.

  • Toepfer at Law, PLLC

     58 10th Ave S
    Waite Park, Minnesota 56387
    United States

    Toepfer at Law is a boutique family law firm serving clients in Central Minnesota for divorce, child custody, child support, estate planning, and other family related legal matters. We are committed to helping families through the process of legal transitions. We work with clients experiencing divorce, separation, child support or spousal maintenance issues, custody disputes, and more. We understand that family conflicts involve emotional, social, and financial components in addition to their le

  • The Law Offices of Sara J. Singer

     1000 Corporate Dr # 330
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
    United States

    Attorney Sara Singer has built a reputation for helping her clients win, and she is well-versed in navigating the most complex cases in and out of court. The Law Offices of Sara J. Singer P.A. is a family law firm with an office in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Attorney Sara Singer is licensed to practice in all of Florida. Every member in our team is experienced, professional, and compassionate. We aim to create an unrivaled client experience with straightforward legal representation.

  • Office Manager

     460 Gunter Ave
    Guntersville, Alabama 35976
    United States

    We help Committed Parents and Caring Relatives stand up for themselves and their children in Child Custody, Child Visitation, Divorce, DHR and adoption cases in Marshall County and all over North Alabama

  • Newport Family Law & Mediation Group

     4000 MacArthur Blvd Suite 600
    Newport Beach, California 92660
    United States

    At Newport Family Law & Mediation Group, we are here to answer your questions and give you the support you need to reach your goals. Firm founder Sharman L. Brooks is a California board-certified family law specialist. This is your assurance that your case will be handled by an attorney with the experience and expertise to handle even the most complex family law situation. WEBSITE: https://www.nflmg.org/

  • Warner Law

     1405 Calhoun St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201
    United States

    Warner Law is a family law firm based in Columbia, serving South Carolina statewide. For over 20 years, Carrie Warner has successfully litigated complex cases related to divorce, child custody, asset division, alimony, and estate litigation. We are a progressive firm with a focus on protecting and advocating for our clients’ best interests, while doing our best to minimize the damage that family issues often bring.

  • Jarbath Peña Law Group PA

     14 NE 1st Ave, Suite 600, One Flagler Building
    Miami, Florida 33132
    United States

    Jarbath Peña Law Group PA is a boutique law firm focused on family law and immigration law. We are a tri-lingual law firm. We speak English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. We believe in educating our clients so they make better and more informed decisions.

  • Law Office of Pamela C. Bratcher

     943 College Street
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
    United States

    When life brings an unexpected legal crisis your way, you will need the support, guidance, and advocacy of a qualified attorney. At the Law Office of Pamela C. Bratcher, our Bowling Green lawyer has over 30 years or experience in various levels of court. || Website: https://www.pamelabratcher.com

  • Márquez Law

     950 South Cherry Street, Suite 508
    Denver, Colorado 80246
    United States

    Márquez Law is a Denver family law firm providing Empathetic, Efficient & Effective legal services. Contact our experienced custody & divorce lawyers today.

  • The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary, PLLC.

     117 Kelly St
    Statesville, North Carolina 28677-5256
    United States

    The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary handles family law cases in North Carolina, including divorce, child custody, and more. No matter where are you in the divorce process, we’re ready to help you and your children through divorce with safety and security. We’ll be with you every step of the way. Contact our Statesville, NC 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.