Find the Best Divorce Attorneys

  • Natalie Mathews

     202 E Earll Dr
    Phoenix, Arizona 85012
    United States

    Natalie brings zealous advocacy and compassion to every client’s legal matter, whether the case is straightforward or complex. Always eager to collaborate, she loves brainstorming with colleagues – exchanging ideas and sharing professional experiences – in a concerted effort to help clients by implementing winning legal strategies and litigation tactics.

  • Fred Ruotolo

     17470 N Pacesetter Way
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
    United States

    Fred Ruotolo has been practicing family law in Arizona since 1992. He practices exclusively in family law matters including: litigated and settle divorces (dissolutions), legal separations, annulments, division of businesses, real estate and other property, division of debts, spousal maintenance (alimony), legal decision-making (custody), parenting time, grandparents’ rights, paternity matters, child support and relocation of children.

  • Melissa Kleminski Bower

     14050 N 83rd Ave
    Peoria, Arizona 85381
    United States

    Melissa Kleminski Bower is an Associate Attorney with the Stewart Law Group. Having joined the legal team in 2011, she works from the firm’s Peoria office location. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 with a 3.6 GPA from the University of Arizona.

  • Brian Winter

     6-144, 20325 N 51st Ave
    Phoenix, Arizona 85308
    United States

    Mr. Winter received his B.A. in Government & Politics in 1990 from St. John’s University and then received his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 1993. He has extensive practice in Family Law, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Collaborative Law, Probate Law, Estate Planning, and Civil Litigation.

  • Jennifer Mihalovich

     3115 S Price Rd
    Chandler, Arizona 85248
    United States

    ennifer Mihalovich joined the Stewart Law Group in 2016 and works out of the firm’s Chandler office location. Recognized for her courtroom and case management skills, she brings substantial experience in complex family support issues to the law firm.

  • Christa Banfield

     1166 E Warner Rd
    Gilbert, Arizona 85296
    United States

    Ms. Banfield received her law degree from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2010. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain Management degrees from Arizona State University.

  • Amy Elizabeth Dohrendorf

     3115 S Price Rd
    Chandler, Arizona 85248
    United States

    Amy Dohrendorf has been practicing law in greater Phoenix for over 15 years. She’s been with the Stewart Law Group and its predecessor firm since 2007, becoming a partner in 2015. A lawyer at heart even as a child, her dedication, hard work, and exceptional ability turned a youthful dream into reality.

  • Aarti Bhaga

     1166 E Warner Rd
    Gilbert, Arizona 85296
    United States

    Ms. Bhaga is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and the United States District Court for Arizona, and the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Bhaga is the Vice President of Membership for the Arizona Chapter of South Asian Bar Association and a member of the Network of Indian Professionals. She practices in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense.

  • LaMonaca Law

     341 West State Street
    Media, Pennsylvania 19063
    United States

    Founded in 1994 by Gregory P. LaMonaca, our firm is dedicated to serving the family law needs of our clients throughout the Main Line, Pennsylvania and beyond, with a team-oriented approach. To learn more, please go to our website. Whether it is a basic case or a more complex case, we have the ability to put together a custom tailored team to match your needs. The firm represents individuals in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia, Berks, Lancaster Counties and beyond.

  • Charlotte Christian Law

     1500 Perimeter Pkwy NW #275
    Huntsville, Alabama 35806
    United States

    Many people think that divorce is unfair. At Charlotte Christian Law, we protect you from an unfair divorce so that you spend much more time with your children, not lose all your money and get to make your own choices. Our experienced Huntsville divorce lawyers work to make a better, less stressful life for our clients.

  • Virginia Family Law Center, P.C.

     4041 University Dr
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
    United States

    Virginia Family Law understands the challenges families face regarding child custody, divorce and other legal processes. Our Fairfax divorce attorney is at your side, prepared to make your situation easier to comprehend. Contact our office to schedule a consultation. For more details visit us @ http://www.virginiafamilylawcenter.com/

  • Roberts & Zatlin

     41690 Ivy Street ste b
    Murrieta, California 92562
    United States

    When you are facing a divorce or other family law conflict, it can feel overwhelming. Family law disputes involve not only legal issues, but financial and emotional ones as well. Every decision you make can have an impact on the outcome of your case. That’s why one of your first decisions should be choosing a lawyer who can give you the guidance and protection you need.

  • Scottsdale Divorce Lawyer

     11111 N Scottsdale Rd, #205-V
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
    United States

    Our dedicated Arizona family law team works hard to deliver exceptional customer service to our clients. Scottsdale divorce attorneys Timothy Durkin, Jon McAvoy, and Zoe Figgins, backed by a team of experienced family law paralegals, are dedicated to helping clients resolve all aspects of their separation for a smooth divorce. Our legal team has more than 40 years of experience dealing with different aspects of divorce law.

  • Peoria Divorce Lawyer

     16165 N 83rd Ave
    Peoria, Arizona 85382
    United States

    Peoria divorce attorneys Timothy Durkin, Jon McAvoy, and Zoe Figgins, backed by a team of experienced family law paralegals, are dedicated to helping clients resolve all aspects of their separation for a smooth divorce. Our legal team has more than 40 years of experience dealing with different aspects of divorce law.

  • Phoenix Divorce Lawyer

     2375 E Camelback Rd, Suite 600
    Phoenix, Arizona 85016
    United States

    Phoenix divorce attorneys Timothy Durkin, Jon McAvoy, and Zoe Figgins are passionate about every case they take on and will work diligently to get you the results you expect. Contact our office today to get started.

  • Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C.

     630 Freedom Business Center Dr 3rd floor
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
    United States

    Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C. is a powerful team of lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We have significant experience and have worked hard to build a law firm that can address your needs.

  • Chandler Divorce Lawyer

     3100 W Ray Rd, Suite 201
    Chandler, Arizona 85226
    United States

    Our dedicated Arizona family law team works hard to deliver exceptional customer service to our clients. Chandler divorce attorneys Timothy Durkin, Jon McAvoy, and Zoe Figgins, backed by a team of experienced family law paralegals, are dedicated to helping clients resolve all aspects of their separation for a smooth divorce. Our legal team has more than 40 years of experience dealing with different aspects of divorce law.

  • C.E. Borman & Associates Family Law Attorneys

     1200 Briarcrest Dr # 2100
    Bryan, TX 77802
    United States

    C.E. Borman & Associates Family Law Attorneys is a full-service family law firm in Bryan, Texas. At C. E. Borman & Associates, you will find attorneys who have decades of divorce and family law experience. We are a leading Bryan family law attorneys firm. Our lawyers take a practical, smart, common-sense approach to handling divorce and family law matters. We explain everything you need to know to make informed decisions ─ and we will tell you where you stand. Our firm represents clients in Braz

  • Flagstaff Divorce Lawyer

     1300 S Milton Rd, Suite 209
    Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
    United States

    Our dedicated Arizona family law team works hard to deliver exceptional customer service to our clients. Flagstaff divorce attorneys Timothy Durkin, Jon McAvoy, and Zoe Figgins, backed by a team of experienced family law paralegals, are dedicated to helping clients resolve all aspects of their separation for a smooth divorce. Our legal team has more than 40 years of experience dealing with different aspects of divorce law.

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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.