Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • Colleen Sparks

     2900 Adams St
    Riverside, California 92504
    United States

    Phone: 9518883300

    Colleen Sparks is an Attorney at Talkov Law with a focus on family law and civil litigation. Colleen represents litigants across the State of California in child custody disputes, divorce matters, adoption proceedings, and guardianship cases. To find out more, check out www.talkovlaw.com/colleen-sparks/

  • GillespieShields

     1630 S Solomon
    Mesa, Arizona 85204
    United States

    Founded in 1985, GillespieShields is the top family law firm in Phoenix. We work hard so you can rest easy. Why choose GillespieShields? We listen to your needs and objectives and we’re ready to put our years of experience to work to resolve your legal issue. As a client, you will stay involved throughout the process as we use our knowledge and understanding of the law and the legal system to formulate a strategy to achieve results. Website:https://gillespieshields.com/mesa-family-law-attorney

  • Divorce Attorney

     135 West Central Boulevard, suite 320 Orlando, FL 32801
    Orlando, Florida 32801
    United States

    The DeWitt Law Firm is devoted to providing Florida with excellent legal representation. We are committed to evaluating our clients’ goals and vigilantly pursuing their interests. We know that there are many law firms for you to choose for your legal needs, but once you choose the DeWitt Law Firm, you will understand why we have stood apart from the rest for over 20 years. Let our experienced legal team guide you through the process and get you back to a better situation.

  • Divorce Lawyers Los Angeles

     5455 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, California 90036
    United States

    Divorce Lawyers Los Angeles in Southern California’s premiere family law and divorce law firm. With over a decade of experience, we have helped countless families with their domestic issues. We handle the following family law cases in Los Angeles: divorce, family law, child custody, child support, alimony, spousal support. domestic violence, restraining orders, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, relocation, high net worth divorce, medical doctor divorce, paternity, and property div.

  • Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP

     316 North Hayne Street
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112
    United States

    General Practice law firm serving Union County since 1980. Our primary areas of practice are Real Estate, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law, General Civil Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death and Traffic/Criminal Law. Our goal is to be our clients’ “lawyer for life”, meaning we can represent local individuals, families, and businesses in all of their legal needs.

  • Jimenez Law Firm, P.C.

     806 North Grant Avenue
    Odessa, Texas 79761
    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.

  • Pedrick Law Group, APC

     2378 Morse Ave
    Irvine, California 92614
    United States

    Pedrick Law Group, ACP has offices in Irvine and Encino. Our firm focuses on providing the complete array of family law services — including high net worth/complex divorce, property division, alimony, and child custody and support. Website: https://www.pedricklaw.com/

  • The Law Offices of Steven M. Bishop

     591 Camino De La Reina, Suite 700
    San Diego, California 92108
    United States

    Steven M. Bishop is a Certified Family Law Specialist and understands divorce laws in San Diego. His experience with the courts and familiarity with family law judges and lawyers provides the knowledge and expertise necessary to ensure professional legal representation. Mr. Bishop’s practice is focused on all areas of Family Law including Contested and Uncontested Divorces, Child and Spousal Support, Adoptions, Custody, Visitation. Website: https://www.stevenmbishop.com/

  • Mike Deering Law

     565 N Birdneck Rd
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
    United States

    Mike Deering is a fierce litigator and negotiator which allows him to precisely navigate your specific legal issues. He has been licensed to practice law since 2011 and focuses his practice on family law issues, personal injury, and criminal defense. The passion, combined with strategic vision, allows him to aggressively advocate on his client’s behalf whether in mediation or in court.

  • Sterling Law Offices, S.C.

     1414 N Taylor Drive, #215
    Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081
    United States

    Do you want your child’s custody? Then reach out to Sterling Law Offices, S.C, and talk to the child custody lawyers. Not surprisingly, child custody is a sensitive issue, and it would be great if you can hire an attorney to stand by you. A lawyer prepares your file with accurate information, valid documents, evidence, financial status, and solid reasons in favor of the custody. Website: https://www.sterlinglawyers.com/wisconsin/locations/sheboygan/

  • GATEWAY COUNSELING CENTER

     1034 Gateway Blvd #104
    Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
    United States

    Welcome to Gateway Counseling Center in Boynton Beach. We’re among the top counseling practices in Palm Beach County specializing in marriage counseling, couples therapy, relationship building, Christian counseling and PTSD therapy. We aim to build skills that support emotional well-being and fulfillment in life. Our coaches meet clients where they’re at to address some of life’s toughest concerns. Then, we effectively develop a solution and practice skills to achieve wellness goals.

  • Alabama Divorce Lawyers, LLC

     600 Boulevard South Southwest, Suite 104
    Huntsville, Alabama 35802
    United States

    Phone: 2566925333

    Alabama Divorce and Family Lawyers is a innovative law firm helping clients struggling with contested divorce, uncontested divorce, military divorce, divorce mediation, child-custody, child-custody modifications, alimony and spousal support, adoptions, protection from abuse or domestic violence issues, and other family law related matters. Our attorneys have decades of experience and have represented thousands of divorce clients successfully throughout Huntsville.

  • Law Offices of Susan T. Perkins Esq.

     462 Broadway
    Providence, Rhode Island 02909
    United States

    Susan T. Perkins, local attorney specializing in divorce, family law, DUIs, criminal defense and legal issues affecting the LGBT community, was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association in 1997 and the Rhode Island and Connecticut Bar Associations in 1998. She also was admitted to the United States District Court, District of Rhode Island in 1999 and the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts in 2004.

  • Suburban Law Group, LLC

     15255 S 94th Ave
    Orland Park, Illinois 60462
    United States

    Phone: 7088407705

    Our attorneys will help protect your future. When going through a divorce, you need someone on your side that will help obtain the best results for you. Contact the Schaumburg family law attorneys at Suburban Law Group.For more details visit us @https://suburbanlawgroup.com/

  • Alabama Divorce & Family Lawyers, LLC

     13521 Old Highway 280, Suite 117
    Birmingham, Alabama 35242
    United States

    Website: https://www.alabamadivorceandfamilylaw.com Alabama Divorce and Family Law Firm representing clients in divorce, uncontested divorce, contested divorce, mediated divorce, divorce appeals, child custody, child custody modifications, alimony, spousal support, family law, military divorce, adoptions, juvenile court, child support, protection from abuse orders, and more.

  • Steven D. Miller, P.A.

     950 S Pine Island Rd Ste A150
    Plantation, Florida 33324
    United States

    Phone: 9544720776

    Steven D. Miller is a Florida Attorney specializing in family law and divorce cases across the 67 counties of the Sunshine State. Our law firm has decades of legal experience in family law and we can perform several of our services online. To contact our law firm call us at (954) 472-0776.

  • Alabama Family Law Group, P.C.

     203 Eastside Sq, Ste 8
    Huntsville, Alabama 35801
    United States

    Alabama Family Law Group P.C. is a Family Law Firm in Huntsville, Alabama. We have a trusted and dedicated legal team work to inspire others to do and to be better, offer opportunities you would have never dreamed of and show up ready to win every time. || Website: https://www.alabamaflg.com/

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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.