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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to hire a divorce lawyer?

The average cost to hire a divorce lawyer is roughly between $175 to $325 per hour. However, your costs may be higher or lower — it depends on several factors. For example, an uncontested divorce may cost less than a contested divorce.

Reach out to several divorce lawyers to find out how much they charge and what you can expect to pay. 

Also read, “How much does a divorce cost?

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 Irving divorce attorneys
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I was searching for a lawyer who have experience with someone that could help a woman like myself, whom has always been under the control of her husband for over 32 years. I have a special needs child with autism that needs full time care. My soon to be ex-husband never included me in any of the decision making or given me knowledge of his salary or what was in all unknown accounts... I was utterly & completely illiterate in money. I was not allowed to open or pay the bills or even ask about them. I was never allowed to balance the check book or once stepped into our bank for over 30 years. Because I trusted him to take care of things that he insisted to take care of.... I met him at age 14 so I was very naive about money and pretty much most things. When his OCD issues got unbearable to live with him any longer & I could not breathe...and the fact we already did marriage counseling years earlier and nothing ever changed...I wanted a divorce. I contacted several lawyers but Mr. Rubin was the ONLY one who responded to me & took the time needed to answer all my questions immediately. He did NOT ask for one dime to do that for me as all the other ones did. I found Mr. Rubin to be very sincere & genuine and cared....NOT just someone wanting money before they could even answer one question of mine which felt very incompassionate to me, with the despair I was in at the time. I read many positive reviews online from women such as myself who were SO grateful to him, fighting for them that it just felt right for me to choose him. I NEEDED someone to fight for ME! I never had control over anything in my marriage so I was very scared over what the outcome would be or if I could care for my daughter as she deserved. Mr. Rubin eased all my worries & then some! I found Mr. Rubin pretty intense initially because of all the questions asked from me..and being so overwhelmed. I had been with my soon to be ex for 32 years so was an emotional mess when I filed for divorce. him asking all that needed to be asked he was able to gather EVERYTHING he NEEDED to help fight for me!! Mr. Rubin taught me how to KEEP the facts so that he could fight for me more effectively.. Instead of me being overly emotional & falling apart ever few seconds like many women do. I finally GOT why I needed to stick to the facts...they spoke volumes and made it possible to get so much more info out! Mr. Rubin assured me constantly that he would take GOOD care of me and NOT to worry when I send him many long late night rants via email throughout this process. He clarified all the things that was making me anxious and I always ended up feeling better. I never had to second guess him forgetting one single fact about my case. His memory is perfect!! In court he was freaking BRILLIANT, SHARP & right ON top of my case to the end! All the facts he had already memorized without skipping a beat! Very reassuring & calming. Nothing calms a person more than having someone who really cares & FIGHTS for you without hesitation. Mr. Rubin remained on top of the ALL the facts so all antics from husband's lawyer were shot down in flames, It was amazing to watch.... He was a Rock Star!! They never were able to rebound whatsoever because it was mute! Karma. In getting the temporary orders signed Mr. Rubin was able to get me the maximum child support & alimony while my daughter & I get to remain in our home. My soon to be Ex-husband will still pay for many of my child's needs and I will not be tied to him any more. Mr. Rubin is a dedicated lawyer and is making sure I receive exactly what I deserve so that I can take GOOD care of my autistic daughter which is my number ONE priority! Mr. Rubin saw right through what my husband's lawyer was "trying" to do to me and he did NOT allow it whatsoever. NIPPED IT ASAP!! Just brilliant! My husband wanted me to believe we were living paycheck to paycheck....I never questioned him. I found out in discovery he made at least 3X more than I thought and yet I lived like a pauper our whole marriage. He also tried to state earnings that were much less but my lawyer had evidence proven otherwise! There were many mistakes my husband had to admit to that my lawyer called him out on! My soon to be EX should be ashamed for what he attempted to do to me. If I had not had Mr. Rubin fighting for me I would of been blindsided and just signed away whatever they asked while getting way less than I deserve from being so conditioned to keep quiet and never ask for anything. Now I will get to live a full life finally FREE to be ME and not under the control of any one any more! Empowered for the first time in my life thanks to Mr. Rubin! I could not of chosen a better lawyer. I am so grateful of his knowlege in knowing how to fight for someone like me, who always felt SO helpless with no power or strength to stand up for myself. It is still not over but I am very confident that all will work out for me just as he promised. He never let me down! Please do not hesitate in choosing Mr. Rubin to handle your divorce. He knows what he is doing very well and born to fight for women like me who are not able to fight for themselves. Shelley
Michael D. RubinMichael D. Rubin
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