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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I hire a good divorce attorney?

It’s important to spend an adequate amount of time researching and vetting several divorce attorneys before you hire one. Start by searching for top-rated lawyers near you, and read through their clients’ reviews. Get an idea of their reputation, how successful they are and how they set their pricing. 

Make sure each attorney you’re considering is admitted to the bar in the state where your divorce could be adjudicated (ask your prospective lawyer first if you aren’t sure which state is right). And when you feel like you have a good list of potential divorce lawyers who can handle your case, contact them to get price estimates, their hourly rates and any other pricing terms.

What do lawyers do in a divorce?

A divorce lawyer handles negotiations regarding how assets are divided between spouses, as well as who assumes debts. The divorce lawyer can also help establish an agreement for child support and child custody between the spouses. All of this requires research and evidence gathering, as well as compiling and filing paperwork with the court that summarizes the evidence. 

Do divorce lawyers work on contingency?

It’s unusual for divorce lawyers to work on contingency, where they receive an agreed-upon proportion of the awarded amount if and only if they win the case. It's much more common for lawyers to work on a retainer or on a fixed hourly fee. Always discuss the fees and payment options with lawyers you’re considering hiring.

When should I hire a divorce attorney?

You should hire a divorce attorney in situations where settlements are hard to reach between you and your spouse, or if you want to better understand your rights. This includes a wide range of complicated issues, with common examples being:

  • Child custody and child support
  • Debts owed
  • Future assets like inheritance
  • Current assets like houses, cars and valuables

You should hire an attorney if you and your spouse are having difficulty agreeing to terms on how to handle these issues.

Who pays for a divorce?

Often, each spouse pays their own respective lawyer’s attorney fees and costs during a divorce. However, certain circumstances may lead to one party paying for the other’s legal fees.

How do lawyers get paid if they lose a case?

Lawyers typically charge for their time (typically a hourly rate) regardless of whether they win a case. Sometimes, the losing party is ordered to pay the other party’s lawyer fees on top of their own. Some lawyers also work on contingency, meaning they will take a percentage of the awarded amount only if they successfully win the case. 

Before hiring a lawyer, make sure you understand their fee structure.

Reviews for Mesa divorce attorneys
Jason F.
I originally hired another Divorce Lawyer via this service. Kevin was my #2 choice. I only chose the other attorney because she was less expense and was super slick at selling me on why she is better! Only after two months did it become clear that she was a limp noodle, not returning my calls, and letting my wife's lawyer walk all over her, This is the opposite of what I was sold. After speaking to Kevin, it was clear that his rates were extremely reasonable but the entire divorce process is expense (not including an attorney) and I was thinking primarily with my wallet. Kevin does a great job of making himself available to answer any questions at any time. It was very comforting to know that I had someone like Kevin on your side when you should go through such an unfortunate experience. I am a business man, and what's most important is results! I wish every man going through a divorce could get the results that I did. I almost feel bad for my now ex-wife..... Just kidding, I don't she is a cheating, lying, whore!!
Kevin JensenKevin Jensen
Betty N.
I was married for over 26 years. My (now) ex-wife was a stay-at-home mom for the last 18 years of our marriage. I was for sure thinking I was going to lose everything including my future retirement. I am now 52 and I felt that my life was going to be over. A friend from work told me get an lawyer from Jensen Law. I was assigned an awesome divorce lawyer. When I left his office for the first time I felt confidence in future concerning my divorce for the first time. Kevin is crazy good at his job, and is super approachable. He made sure that I always understood what was going on. The outcome of my divorce was that I kept the house and was able to buy her out of my retirement. The ex-wife was given a maxed out credit card debt, and was forced to change her last name. This outcome would have never occurred without the representation of Kevin and his awesome family law team. Their charges are extremely reasonable. I felt like I got the best representation possible. I am now able to start over.
Kevin JensenKevin Jensen
Kristen H.
Hard to find fault with great legal service of Mr. Jensen and Staff. They successfully wrapped up a super contentious and emotional divorce for me recently. Everyone was always available at just about all hours through phones email or text, answered all my questions quickly and in detail, treated me with respect and always made me feel like my case and family was very important to them. I had never had to hire an attorney before and I honestly feel that I made the right choice. Price 8/10: I've never even spoken with a lawyer before I shopped around for my divorce attorney. Kevin's rates were on the higher side of the other lawyers in Mesa. Considering his expertise I feel like he was a bargain as I've found (during my search) attorneys who were obviously not as talented or knowledgeable, charging double the retainers. Not only that but there were a lot of aggressive lawyers that were very good at sales and I could tell their heart didn't have the right intentions. Results 10/10: I asked for a lot and Kevin and his team delivered, not much else to say. They came to every hearing, deposition, and finally my trial very prepared and polished. Thankfully they were very aggressive in arguing for me and in moving the case forward or I think the other side would have dragged their feet forever. I'm very happy with how everything turned out. I hope to never get divorced again but I would use Kevin again if I did. Overall I'm very satisfied. Thank you to everyone who worked on my case.
Kevin JensenKevin Jensen
Thumbtack Customer
I began to see light at the end of the tunnel after my first visit with Kevin. I realized I had to/needed to hire a lawyer for a marriage that was my whole world for close to 20 years. I had 4 kids, no money, very little family, and I was not in a good spot. I had spent 3 full weeks straight calling and meeting with lawyers trying to just get some simple questions answered but no one would answer anything unless I paid them. Then I talked to Kevin. He helped answer my questions and pulled several miracles out of my case and helped me through the worst time of my life. He and Shantel were a HUGE blessing in my life and divorce and child custody battle.
Kevin JensenKevin Jensen
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