Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • The Nice Law Firm, LLP

     400 Wabash Avenue, #205
    Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
    United States

    As one of Indiana’s most respected law firms, we’ve been helping Hoosiers solve their legal problems since 1992. Speak with one of our many attorneys over the phone, email, live chat, video conferencing or at any of our convenient locations throughout Indiana.

  • The Law Offices of Michael L. Brown, Jr.

     403 E White St, Rock Hill, SC 29730, United States
    Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
    United States

    The criminal justice system can be both unpredictable and unfair. That’s why you need a lawyer you can rely on to help you navigate through this difficult and complex time. If you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney in Rock Hill, South Carolina, you need to call the Law Offices of Michael L. Brown, Jr. We’ve been defending the citizens of South Carolina for over 33 years.

  • The Nice Law Firm, LLP

     127 West Main Street, #320
    Lebanon, Indiana 46052
    United States

    As one of Indiana’s most respected law firms, we’ve been helping Hoosiers solve their legal problems since 1992. Speak with one of our many attorneys over the phone, email, live chat, video conferencing or at any of our convenient locations throughout Indiana.

  • Daniels Law Firm

     2000 Crawford St
    Houston, USA 77002
    United States

    Pursuing a proficient Family Law Specialist in Houston? Daniels Law Firm emerges as your go-to destination, providing expert legal support across a spectrum of family law concerns. Whether it’s divorce proceedings or child custody arrangements, our dedicated team offers tailored solutions. Contact us promptly to engage with our esteemed Houston family attorneys. CONTACT DETAILS: 2000 Crawford St, Suite 1315, Houston, TX +1(346)236-0230 24-48 Hour https://www.thedanielslawfirm.com

  • The Nice Law Firm, LLP

     1311 W 96th St suite 200
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46260
    United States

    As one of Indiana’s most respected law firms, we’ve been helping Hoosiers solve their legal problems since 1992. Speak with one of our many attorneys over the phone, email, live chat, video conferencing or at any of our convenient locations throughout Indiana.

  • Fenchel Family Law

     50 California St 15th floor
    San Francisco, California 94111
    United States

    For years, Fenchel Family Law has been dedicated to providing their clients with the highest quality of advocacy possible. They also exclusively practice in family law, which gives them an in-depth understanding of this complex practice area. Their family law attorneys in San Francisco can guide you through each stage of the legal process as they defend your rights and fight for your best interests. Whether you are trying to create a marital agreement, are going through a divorce, need to settle

  • Michael A Hankins Law Office

     301 West State Street
    Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
    United States

    “Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law is proud to be the law firm that people in the Jacksonville, Illinois, area call for their complex legal issues. We are always happy to help our community with all matters of law. We’re also the lawyers to call for any criminal cases. We have plenty of trial experience, using it to win your case. Assault, robbery, felonies, misdemeanors – I can handle them all.”

  • Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C.

     3625 Brookside Pkwy #450
    Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
    United States

    When it comes to family law, Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C. is the name you can trust. Contact US : Company Email : info@vandtlaw.com Website : https://www.vandtlaw.com/ Company Hours :   Monday : 09:00 – 18:00 Tuesday : 00:00 – 18:00 Wednesday : 00:00 – 18:00 Thursday : 00:00 – 18:00 Friday : 00:00 – 18:00 Saturday – Suday : Closed

  • Lauren E. Lowry

     117 E Main Ave
    Gastonia, North Carolina 28052
    United States

    Phone: 7048619199

    At Kenny & Lowry, P.L.L.C., we focus solely on family law because your family is important to us. Whether you are just getting married or considering divorce, seeking to adopt a child or modify an existing custody arrangement, we have the knowledge and experience to help you. HOURS OPERATION: Monday-Thursday 09:00am to 05:30pm,Friday 09:00 to 12:30pm, Saturday & Sunday Closed WEBSITE: https://www.kennylowrylaw.com/ AREAS OF PRACTICE: Family law PHONE: 704-861-9199

  • Smith Family Law

     13284 Pond Springs Rd Suite 503
    Austin, Texas 78729
    United States

    Smith Family Law is a team of experienced and compassionate family law attorneys dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support you need during your legal journey.

  • Jacobs Family Law Firm

     838 W Desoto St
    Clermont, Florida 34711
    United States

    Jacobs Family Law Firm is a family law attorney Clermont FL practicing divorce in Clermont, FL. We represent you for divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, alimony, and custody modifications. Clermont divorce Attorney Jonathan Jacobs is committed to resolving family matters amicably and cost-effectively, offering both flat fee divorce and installment payment plans. Jacobs Law Firm is a divorce attorney Clermont FL who can be reached easily and conveniently.

  • Tracy Duell-Cazes

     1530 The Alameda #108, San Jose, CA 95126
    San Jose, California 95126
    United States

    Phone: 4082678484

    Tracy has also been named as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers every year since 2009. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

  • Barrow Brown Carrington, PLLC

     10201 N. Illinois St., Suite 410
    Carmel, Indiana 46290
    United States

    For more than a decade, our family and divorce lawyers have acquired a reputation for excellence in family law trial advocacy. Our founding partners are now among the most award-winning trial attorneys in Indiana.

  • Freed Marcroft LLC

     10 Capitol Ave
    Hartford, Connecticut 06106
    United States

    Freed Marcroft’s team guides select clients through the legal aspects of divorce and family law issues while remaining mindful of their overall wellness. Our empathy and understanding combine with our legal acumen and practical experience to help you build a better future; we build a personalized strategy that is mindful of your overall wellness. We understand that you and your situation are unique, and we treat you accordingly.

  • Stahly Mehrtens Miner LLC

     207 Canyon Blvd. Suite 302
    Boulder, Colorado 80302
    United States

    Stahly Mehrtens Miner LLC draws on its experience to help clients resolve their cases in a variety of ways. We use extra effort to work collaboratively throughout the process, even where the other side of the case is being oppositional. These ways include use of the traditional litigation model, a pre-filing settlement model, and a mediation/negotiation settlement model. If and when necessary, we are a firm that is not afraid of the courtroom. Home

  • Gibbins Law, PLLC

     1515 W SW Loop 323
    Tyler, Texas 75701
    United States

    Gibbins Law is a personal injury, probate, and estate law practice dedicated to providing the best representation available at an affordable, predictable price.” We are committed to our clients. Each individual and family represented by Gibbins Law is treated with the highest level of respect, consideration, and care. We want to be your first call for personal injury, probate, contested probate, and estate planning questions.

  • Law Office of Ana Augusto, P.A. – Miami

     7951 Southwest 40th Street #202
    Miami, Florida 33155
    United States

    The Law Office of Ana Augusto is a divorce and family law firm that understands the importance of preserving your rights and protecting your assets. We are focused on achieving your goals and we work diligently to negotiate solutions out of court whenever possible. Our team is passionate about defending you and we will represent you in court to ensure that you are able to spend quality time with your children and that all decisions are in the best interest of your children.

  • Law Offices Of Fetzer

     455 University Ave # 201, Sacramento, CA 95825, Estados Unidos
    Sacramento, California 95825
    United States

    After several roles with other family law firms, in 2000, attorney Dianne M. Fetzer decided it was time to open her own firm. Just a few years later, Ms. Fetzer obtained her certification as a family law specialist from The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal Support, Domestic Violence, Property Division

  • Erin J. Lee, P.C.

     500 La Terraza Blvd #150
    Escondido, California 92025
    United States

    The Law Offices of Erin J. Lee strives to provide the best strategies and solutions for every family’s U.S. immigration problems. We’ve helped thousands of families navigate the US immigration system to obtain lawful status. We believe that every family deserves to achieve their U.S. immigration dream. Therefore, our mission is to keep families together, safe, and thriving. We are invested in your future in the U.S. The attorney and client care teams at Law Offices of Erin J. Lee.

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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.