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Q & A

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 Houston divorce attorneys
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Le Law Group if you want a smooth divorce for a good price and a lawyer who is efficient. I had a very stress free experience.
Le Law Group PLLCLe Law Group PLLC
Thumbtack Customer
What I thought would be a quick and easy uncontested divorce turned into a frustrating default case spanning multiple court appearances. Tamisha Delvaille handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I never had to worry or stress about the process at all. Hopefully I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, I would not hesitate to call her.
Delvaille Law Firm, P.C.Delvaille Law Firm, P.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!! I was on hold with completing my divorce because of drafting that was needed being pro se and all. Through this whole emotional rollercoaster I have found people who are more than happy NOT TO HELP but Ms. Tamisha Delvaille was a Godsend. She explained things through this process that I was unfamiliar with because I have no knowledge of the divorce process. She helped it to be less painful and was very informative. Was available always and returned my emails promptly. (very important for me) I would definitely keep her in mind if I ever need a lawyer. Thank you Ms. Delvaille!!!!
Delvaille Law Firm, P.C.Delvaille Law Firm, P.C.
Alisha M.
I found a lot of lawyers to not really care and just after your money. Leacock on the other hand didn't fail to provide great service and affordability. Hopefully i wont have to use her again but if so i would go to her to handle my case and continue to refer her to others. Was an over all warm, professional experience. Thank you for helping me get my life back. -Sincerely happily, divorced.
The Leacock Law FirmThe Leacock Law Firm
Thumbtack Customer
I had a hard time in the past 3 months when I suddenly received my wife's divorce petition. However, it was lucky for me to noticed the information of Attorney Fiza and contacted them. Honestly, it was a wise choice after this hard time. Their service is very professional but they charge very reasonably. Especially, Frank is super-helpful. He is such a helpful person who always cares about your case, you feeling and your financial situation. I still appreciated Frank so much for his prompt, patient assistance and kind, professional suggestion. I wish I will never meet such family issues, however, Frank and Attorney Fiza will definitely be my first option if I have to find a lawyer!
Merchant LawMerchant Law
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