Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • Robbins and Licavoli, PLLC

     3910 Telegraph Rd, Suite 200, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302,USA
    Bloomfield Township, Michigan 48302
    United States

    The attorneys at the Law Offices of Robbins and Licavoli, PLLC assist clients with different types of family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation and much more. Contact our Bloomfield Hills family law attorneys today. For more details visit us @ https://www.robbinsandlicavoli.com/

  • Bailey & Galyen Injury & Accident Attorneys

     2220 S Cooper St
    Arlington, texas 76013
    United States

    Welcome to Bailey & Galyen Accident and Family Attorneys Arlington 2220 S Cooper St branch. We are a reputed law firm in Arlington Texas. Bailey & Galyen brings nearly 40 years of hands-on experience to Texans facing a wide range of legal issues. We have the knowledge, skill, experience and resources to help you get the results you seek. We provide all kinds of law services such as Personal injury law, Family Law & Divorce, Employment & Labor Law, Criminal Defense,

  • Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, PC

     1280 Ute Ave, Suite 15
    Aspen, Colorado 81611
    United States

    At Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C., we are driven to provide high-quality legal service to families in Aspen and throughout Colorado. Our attorneys are recognized by their clients and their peers as the preeminent counselors, negotiators and advocates in family law. || Website: https://familyatty.com

  • Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, PC

     4582 S Ulster St, #1400
    Denver, Colorado 80237
    United States

    At Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C., we are driven to provide high-quality legal service to families in Denver and throughout Colorado. Our attorneys are recognized by their clients and their peers as the preeminent counselors, negotiators and advocates in family law. || Website: https://familyatty.com/

  • Willow Anderson Law

     3800 American Blvd W
    Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
    United States

    Willow Anderson Law offers all manner of family law services for individuals & families in Edina, Minnesota, and the greater Twin Cities. Your divorce or family law case is a life-changing event, so give it the attention it needs by working with Willow Anderson Law. Attorney Willow Anderson & her team of paralegals will help you protect yourself from the legal, financial, and emotional repercussions of a negative case outcome. For more details, please visit: willowandersonlaw.com

  • Yaffa Family Law Group

     301 Yamato Rd # 2190
    Boca Raton, Florida 33431
    United States

    At Yaffa Family Law Group, your family comes first. Our attorneys recognize the delicate nature of marital and family law matters. Yaffa Family Law Group 301 Yamato Road, Suite #2190, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 276-3880

  • Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC

     24 Cleveland St
    Greenville, South Carolina 29601
    United States

    Phone: 8645237738

    Founded in 1976, the team of award-winning lawyers at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC. has provided skilled, professional, and tailored legal advice to clients in the areas of criminal law, family law, real estate law, and business and civil litigation. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to solve complex legal issues, and are invested in the success of each client and committed to excellence in the legal profession. Website: https://bannisterandwyatt.com/

  • Leonard Rodarte Siegel LLC

     301 NE Mulberry St Suite 204
    Kansas City, Missouri 64086
    United States

    Phone: 8168369950

    Leonard Rodarte Siegel LLC is a law firm with a concentration on family law matters which include litigation, appeal, and alternative dispute resolution of divorce, high net worth asset division, maintenance, child custody, child support, mediation and related services. Our law firm services many counties, including but not limited to Jackson, Clay, Cass, Platte, Johnson, and Lafayette in Missouri as well as Johnson County in Kansas.

  • Scott M. Brown & Associates

     6302 W. Broadway St, Ste 250
    Pearland, Texas 77581
    United States

    Scott M. Brown & Associates is a Texas Law firm specializing in Divorce, Contested Child Custody & DWI cases. With Offices in Pearland, Webster & Angleton, the attorneys can provide exceptional results in Family Law & Criminal Defense unparalleled by the competition with stellar client reviews. || Website: https://sbrownlawyer.com

  • The Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

     1104 Thompson Rd
    RICHMOND, texas 77469
    United States

    Attorney Frank J. Vendt, Jr. understands the obstacles you face when it is time for a marriage to come to an end. He has been through this process himself and can advise his clients not only as an attorney but as a father of two who was able to move forward following his divorce. With extensive experience in high-stakes cases such as those that involve child custody matters or high net worth divorces, we have everything you need to address those challenges no matter how complex they may be.

  • Jimenez Law Firm, P.C.

     1760 S Stemmons Fwy
    Lewisville, Texas 75067
    United States

    At The Jimenez Law Firm, P.C., your goals are our goals. We understand that it can be intimidating to contact a lawyer and trust a legal professional with your family’s well-being or your future freedom. You can count on our attorneys for personal service and individual attention throughout your case. Only by working hand in hand can we successfully accomplish your goals.

  • Law Offices of Fedor Kozlov P.C.

     1990 Frontage Rd
    Palatine, Illinois 60067
    United States

    We are dedicated protecting rights of clients involved in family law disputes in the greater Chicago area. We are very passionate in representing women and men all types of family law matters including divorce, asset division, spousal support & maintenance and much more. We have convenient offices located in Chicago and Northwest Suburban Schaumburg and represent family law clients throughout Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.

  • Divorce Done Differently

     1150 1st Ave, Suite 501
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
    United States

    Helping you reach peaceful resolutions involving your difficult life transitions concerning divorce, custody, support, alimony and equitable distribution. Throughout my 30 plus years practicing family law, I have always sought to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. – Lenore M. J. Myers, Esq.

  • Just Law- Family Law Attorneys SLC

     136 S Main St
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
    United States

    Just Law is a family law firm unlike any other. We stay focused on two things: our clients’ well-being and delivering the best results possible, no matter the opposition or circumstances. Call today to find out more about Just Law and schedule your consultation today!’

  • Mahoney & Richmond, PLLC

     4705 Columbus St
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
    United States

    Mahoney & Richmond, PLLC is a group of Virginia Beach family law attorneys serving clients in a range of matters. Call our capable lawyers today to discuss your case. For more details Visit us at https://mnr-law.com/

  • Seyba Law PLLC

     3325 Hollywood Boulevard
    Hollywood, Florida 33021
    United States

    Seyba Law PLLC is located in Hollywood, FL and serves clients in and around Dania, Hallandale, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, Miami, Pompano Beach, Hialeah, Opa Locka, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.

  • Keough & Moody, P.C.

     114 E Van Buren Ave #2
    Naperville, Illinois 60540
    United States

    Keough & Moody, P.C. is a Chicago and Naperville based law firm providing full-service representation to condominium, townhome and homeowners’ associations, not-for-profit corporations, businesses, and financial institutions.

  • Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP

     5950 Sherry Ln
    Dallas, Texas 75225
    United States

    Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson is a Dallas Divorce & Family law firm that strives to achieve the best outcome for you, your finances and children. For 25 years, our firm has litigated and mediated challenging and complex matrimonial and child custody matters with experience, knowledge and focus to address your needs and help reclaim your future. Our board-certified Dallas divorce lawyers have extensive experience in all areas of family law including but not limited to divorce, child custod

  • Law Offices of Fedor Kozlov P.C.

     329 N Clark St
    Chicago, Illinois 60654
    United States

    We are dedicated protecting rights of clients involved in family law disputes in the greater Chicago area. We are very passionate in representing women and men all types of family law matters including divorce, asset division, spousal support & maintenance and much more. We have convenient offices located in Chicago and Northwest Suburban Schaumburg and represent family law clients throughout Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.

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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.