Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • Ammon Nelson Law

     7069 Highland Drive #100
    Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121
    United States

    We understand that you have a unique story, and that your divorce, custody, or child support matter can be a difficult thing to deal with in your life. You need a lawyer you can trust!

  • Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman

     205 26th St
    Ogden, Utah 84401
    United States

    Phone: 8017520499

    The attorneys of Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman have earned a reputation for achieving success for their clients. Through informed and objective legal advice and passionate representation, the firm’s attorneys are able to skillfully handle a broad range of legal issues for their clients, including issues relating to Family Law, Business Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, and Estate Planning.

  • Frank Vendt

     1104 Thompson Rd
    Richmond, texas 77469
    United States

    Family law cases require the compassionate service and dedicated representation that only a highly trained and knowledgeable attorney can provide. At The Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C., Attorney Frank Vendt is dedicated to fighting for his clients, helping them find favorable resolutions to their difficult family matters.

  • Goldman Law, LLC

      Phoenix
    Phoenix, Arizona 85016
    United States

    If you are looking for an experienced family law attorney in the Phoenix metro area, call Goldman Law. We focus our practice on handling divorce, child custody, property division and other family law related cases. Scott D. Goldman, founder and managing member of Goldman Law, LLC established the law firm with the strong belief that all individuals deserve proficient and ethical legal representation. Scott handles each and every one of his cases in a professional manner to allow for favorab

  • Hampton Injury Law PLC

     1919 Commerce Dr
    Hampton, Virginia 23666
    United States

    Hampton Injury Law focuses its attention on a variety of personal injury cases, such as accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death in Jamestown. Let Hampton injury attorneys take care of you. Call personal injury attorney Jan Hoen at Hampton Injury Law at 757-838-1136.

  • California Online Divorce Attorney

     43537 Ridge Park Dr
    Temecula, California 92590
    United States

    California online divorce attorney starts and ends with knowledgeable and experienced family law attorneys who have as their clients good and honest people. We carefully choose the clients we represent because we value the importance of dedicating our time and skill to good, honest and right-thinking husbands, wives, fathers and mothers. Our family law firm handles simple to highly complex divorce and parentage cases, both before and after there is a judgment. We are respected, trusted and ready

  • Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA

     5330 Meadow Ln Ct
    Sheffield, Ohio 44035
    United States

    Phone: 4409345330

    The top lawyers at Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA have provided Ohio with quality legal advice in the areas of probate, estate planning, family law and personal injury for over 40 years. Call Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA at 440-934-5330.

  • Denbigh Law Center

     914 Denbigh Blvd
    Yorktown, Virginia 23692
    United States

    Denbigh Law Center is a full service, general practice law firm operated by the offices of Lasris, Walsh & Curry, P.C. We are centrally located on the Virginia Peninsula on Denbigh Boulevard. Denbigh Law Center has been serving the legal needs of the Virginia Peninsula in the areas of family and domestic relations law, personal injury, bankruptcy and criminal defense since its founding in 1982.

  • 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.

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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.