Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • Next Phase Legal & Dispute Resolution LLC

     65 Holbrook Street #270
    Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056
    United States

    We help clients get back on their feet while hopefully avoiding the stress & expense of lengthy court battles. With transparent pricing options & attentive client service, we have the skills & experience to help you reach your family & financial goals. Next Phase Legal serves Massachusetts with both in-person & virtual services, including matters like family law, collaborative divorce, mediation, financial matters, and estate planning. Contact us today to learn more

  • Heartland Law Office, PC

     600 S 2nd St, Suite 155
    Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
    United States

    Heartland Law Office, located in Bismarck, ND. Specializing in a wide range of legal services, including family law (divorce, custody), criminal defense (drug crimes, DUIs), estate planning, tribal law, and bankruptcy. Trust our experienced attorneys to handle your case with care and expertise. Website: https://www.heartlandlawoffice.com

  • AZ Family Law Lawyer

     343 W Roosevelt St UNIT 100
    Phoenix, Arizona 85003
    United States

    At AZ Family Law Lawyers, we understand that navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, especially during difficult times such as divorce or child custody battles. That is why our team of skilled Phoenix family law attorneys is committed to providing personalized and compassionate representation for each of our clients. Our firm has experience handling a wide range of family law matters, including divorce, child support and custody, spousal maintenance and domestic violence.

  • Hemmat Law Group

     1421 34th Ave
    Seattle, Washington 98122
    United States

    When trusted legal counsel is required, look no further than the experienced and committed legal team at Hemmat Law Group. Clear legal advice, determined advocacy, and pragmatic results. Home

  • The Guide to Good Divorce℠

     2900 Weslayan St, #350
    Houston, Texas 77027
    United States

    The Guide to Good Divorce℠ seminars are designed to help women successfully navigate the divorce process. Experienced professionals present on divorce law in Texas, divorce financial planning, healthy ways to handle divorce stress, and learning to live happily after divorce. The content is designed to help women better understand the legal and financial aspects of divorce, know their legal rights, and make informed decisions about how to proceed through divorce.

  • Norris & Golubovic, PLLC

     4545 Bissonnet Street, Suite 298
    Bellaire, Texas 77401
    United States

    At Norris Golubovic, PLLC, we understand the difficulties you’re facing and are here to help. Our firm is committed to providing knowledgeable and compassionate support, as well as creative solutions. We offer legal assistance for business, estate planning, divorce, and immigration matters. Let us help you find the right solution.

  • The Gasper Law Group

     101 N Cascade Ave.
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
    United States

    The Gasper Law Group is the leading Law Firm in Colorado Springs, CO, and the surrounding areas. We proudly offer Divorce Law, Family Law, Criminal Defense Law, and more in Colorado Springs, CO! Our firm is one of the top law firms in Colorado Springs and serves El Paso County, Teller County, Douglas County, Pueblo County, Fremont County, and the Greater Denver Metropolitan area. We offer invaluable counsel and excellent work and advocate zealously for every client in court.

  • Steslicki & Ghannam, PLC

     217 Ann Arbor Road, Suite 306
    Plymouth Charter Township, Michigan 48170
    United States

    Steslicki & Ghannam is a family law firm serving Plymouth, MI, and surrounding areas. You can entrust us your family court case, as attorneys who know how our local legal systems can help you navigate a divorce or prenuptial agreements, help with adoption, surrogacy, or parenting time. We are committed to guiding you through the difficult legal process.

  • Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet Chartered

     1707 L St NW #550
    Washington, District of Columbia 20036
    United States

    Since 1951, Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet, rooted in Montgomery County, has been a pinnacle in divorce and family law. Jackson Brodsky, the “Dean of the Domestic Bar,” set the tone for aggressive representation. For 67 years, our commitment to excellence extends to divorce, child support, custody, and safeguarding your well-being, assets, and reputation. Trusted DC Divorce Lawyers specializing in protection, our legacy stands strong as your dedicated Divorce & Separation lawyers.

  • Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC

     25211 Grogans Mills Rd., Suite 275
    The Woodlands, Texas 77380
    United States

    The Law Office of Bryan Fagan is a domestic litigation firm focused on representing families in divorce and all other family law practice areas. Families have chosen the Law Office of Bryan Fagan because of our dedication to representing families in family law cases. Our mission is to be advisors and advocates for families before, during, and after divorce, with a passionate and intelligent devotion to excellence.

  • Johnson/Turner Legal

     1509 Southcross Dr W Suite 204
    Burnsville, Minnesota 55306
    United States

    Johnson Turner Legal is a law practice located throughout Minnesota. Specializing in Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Criminal law, our unique, team-based approach & flat-fee pricing come together to create an exceptional experience. We believe that clients deserve more from law firms. Website: https://www.johnsonturner.com

  • Miller Law Group

     271 North Ave #812
    New Rochelle, New York 10801
    United States

    Excellence + Compassion has become our trademark over the past 20 years. We reject the notion that contentious legal disputes are a given and guide our clients in reaching results that are right for their families. We find creative solutions to family law issues, including divorce, child custody, and financial disputes through conversation and collaboration to reach intelligent and long-lasting results.

  • Foley Family Law | William S. Foley, P.A.

     505 East Jackson Street, Suite 205
    Tampa, Florida 33602
    United States

    Divorce and Family Law office serving clients throughout the state of Florida. We handle divorce, paternity, child support, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence injunctions, and other family law matters with a team of attorneys and staff out of our downtown Tampa office. Whether you’re seeking child support, going through a high-asset divorce, or seeking a prenuptial agreement, we ensure you’re fully informed and supported throughout the legal process.

  • Divorce & Mediation Law Firm | Cabanas Law Firm

     18503 Pines Blvd, Suite 301
    Pembroke Pines, Florida 33029
    United States

    The Divorce & Mediation Cabanas Law Firm in Pembroke Pines focuses on high net-worth divorce, mediation, child support, child custody, paternity, alimony, domestic violence, post-divorce actions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Our firm has a unique mix of attorneys with over 60 years of combined experience, bringing a great deal of firepower in analyzing our client’s legal situations. Our trusted legal team offers bilingual legal services, ensuring that we can effectively communicate

  • Pinkham & Associates Orange County Divorce Attorneys

     17731 Irvine Boulevard
    Tustin, California 92780
    United States

    Pinkham & Associates Orange County Divorce Attorneys is a dedicated Divorce and Family Law firm. We have been in practice for over twenty years. We only practice Divorce and Family Law. In addition to divorce, family law includes child support, child custody & visitations, spousal support issues, domestic violence, divorce mediation and several other more subtle areas. We serve clients in Irvine, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Newport Beach & all OC cities.

  • Coover Law Firm, LLC

     10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, #420
    Columbia, Maryland 21044
    United States

    Coover Law is a premier legal firm specializing in family law, real estate litigation, civil litigation, and business and corporate law. With over 30 years of experience, attorney Fred Coover offers personalized attention and dedicated representation tailored to your legal needs. Whether you require assistance with divorce, child custody, property disputes, or complex business matters, Fred Coover will fight to protect your rights. Contact us today for expert legal representation.

  • Select Law Partners, PLLC

     4085 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 300
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
    United States

    Virginia and North Carolina law firm with attorneys focusing their practice in family law, estate planning, criminal defense, and traffic matters. Also offering flat fee services for uncontested divorces and other agreed-upon family law matters.

  • Provinziano & Associates

     8888 W Olympic Blvd #100
    Beverly Hills, California 90211
    United States

    Provinziano & Associates is a premier family law firm serving Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles. The attorneys at Provinziano & Associates have extensive experience working on divorce, child custody, move-away, guardianships, domestic violence, ex partes, spousal support, and child support cases. They specialize in complex and high net-worth cases. Visit website: provinziano.com

  • Divorce Lawyers For Men

     22014 7th Ave S, Suite 106, Des Moines, Washington, 98198-6235
    Des Moines, Washington 98198
    United States

    Divorce Lawyers For Men is a network of award-winning divorce attorneys committed to providing quality representation to men drawn into the family law legal system. Our representation will always be of the highest quality and, when necessary, aggressive. We know the special problems that men face trying to get fair treatment in our courts.

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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.