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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. 

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.

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.

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 Southbank divorce attorneys
Amanda L.
Dustin Bulger was a great lawyer to work with. He didn’t always do what was asked or wanted even though it was things that I specifically wanted or I specifically asked and in the beginning you start to think “I’m paying you, so you work for me” but he always found ways that made it more reasonable than what I was asking and it made sense. I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the outcome of my divorce but I was happy. And I would use him again if I needed to and I would recommend him to my family and friends as well. He’s always available to talk, even for a random quick question and if he doesn’t know the answer he will get back to you fast with the correct answer. I believe he goes above and beyond to help his clients. If your looking for a lawyer that is willing to fight with and for you the whole way then you should choose The Bulger Firm! Dustin is professional yet personable and he gets the job done. And he makes sure you and/or your children are always first priority and he proves it in court. You will definitely come out at the end with a smile on your face because he gets everything you deserve and more. Just stop in for a talk or hire him yourself and you will see what an amazing firm they have. Thank you Dustin for all of your help, time, and effort you put into my divorce. I don’t think I would have been any happier without you representing me.
The Bulger Firm, PLLCThe Bulger Firm, PLLC
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