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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.

Reviews for Nashville divorce attorneys
Henrique T.
Morris Family Law was a wonderful experience for me. I reach them out because I was not satisfied with the current attorney I was having at the moment. In the first phone contact with Jesse Morris, I had no doubts that I had found the lawyer I wanted for myself. Jesse was amazing answering all the questions I had about my case that the other lawyer could never make it clear to me. Jesse showed me knowledge and a great capacity of understanding the overall situation and my personal feelings about it. Jesse helped me on my divorce process and it was better than I could ever expect. She also gave me important advises during the process that helped me to succeed at the end. I’m very thankful for Jesse Morris, and Morris Family Law team for everything they’ve done and still do for myself. If you’re looking for a great family lawyer, don’t hesitate and check Morris Family Law out. Best,
Morris Family Law, PLLCMorris Family Law, PLLC
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