Find a divorce lawyer in Oakland, CA

Find divorce lawyers in Oakland, CA

Find divorce lawyers in Oakland, CA

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Top 10 divorce lawyers in Oakland, CA

Clients agree: these Oakland divorce lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Consumer Law Practice

Consumer Law Practice

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Sharon A. says, " Atty. Daniel T. LeBel is My Superhero! I was really stupid and I sent a money order to California for a hot tub. I thought I had done my research. I thought I had done my due diligence. But then in the end, I got excited about my new hot tub and I got stupid. After I realized I lost my money, I called a ton of lawyers. No one wanted to help me. As a last-ditch effort, I called a big consumer law firm in California who said my case was "too small" and then referred me to attorney LeBel. He asked me what I thought was fair. I said I would like to get my money back and they should pay you because it's not my fault I have to get a lawyer in the first place. He agreed. Then he got me my money back. I love this attorney. He's one of the Good Guys! Every time I get in my hot tub, I feel gratitude for the guy who made sure I got one. I'm a social worker. So I worked really hard to make enough money to buy one. Thank you, Dan for not letting them rip me off. And also for helping me to not feel so stupid. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!" Read more
By The Law

By The Law

5.0(1)
Offers online services
10 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Linda L. says, "My consultation was very helpful, and thorough. My questions were answered with additional clear clarification when needed." Read more
Law Offices Of Katrin M. Cusack

Law Offices Of Katrin M. Cusack

5.0(2)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
18+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Denise S. says, "She straightforward it's not wasting any of my time she's working very hard on this divorce for me and she gets right back to me with answers to my" Read more
Thorpe Law

Thorpe Law

New on Thervo
Serves Oakland, CA
Please see my website for photos of our staff and explanations of various approaches to issues as family law specialists thorpelaw.com Urgency in helping others in need to resolve conflict, requiring both solid understanding of law and procedure as well as close evaluation of facts and circumstances of each case using professional care and creativity at all times.
The Law Offices Of Mia Perez-Arroyo

The Law Offices Of Mia Perez-Arroyo

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Ian C. says, "I WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND ATTY. MIA. SHE IS VERY DOWN TO EARTH AND WILL PUT THE BEST INTEREST OF HER CLIENT. SHE IS A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT WHOM YOU CAN TRUST." Read more
Law Office Of Robert Chang

Law Office Of Robert Chang

5.0(2)
13+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Tom R. says, "Plain, straightforward, no bs advice. Highly recommend." Read more
Law Office Of Daniel Portillo

Law Office Of Daniel Portillo

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Over 30 years experience handling divorce and family law cases. Committed and caring legal representation. I enjoy working with people to help them resolve issues during whqt cqn be a very stressful time in their lives.
Bay Area Law Associates

Bay Area Law Associates

New on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Family & civil practice centered on communication & concern for the client's peace of mind & financial well-being. Working as an expert for a malpractice attorney makes me particularly focussed on providing high quality ethical legal services at a fair price. Rates can be negotiated as well as payment plans. Discounts for military & first responders. A divorce is not just the end of one life but the beginning of another. If children are involved, the emotional & financial considerations are even more important. I pride myself in helping with the transition as well as planning for an uncertain future....
Divorceably

Divorceably

New on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Better people deserve better divorce. So we created it. Attorney and professional mediator Erika Anne Englund helps clients divorce without court, acrimony, and escalating legal fees. Our cooperative divorce solutions are streamlined to provide the most affordable, efficient, and friendly divorce mediation solutions in the market. We offer fixed fees, free consultations, and a unique, highly successful renovation of the traditional divorce mediation process. Lawyers say that criminal attorneys see bad people at their best, while family law attorneys see good people at their worst. *But* as a mediator, I see good people at their best. It's an ...
Law Offices Of E. Michael Linscheid

Law Offices Of E. Michael Linscheid

New on Thervo
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I have more than twenty years of experience representing the criminally accused and those charged with driving under the influence throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Your Divorce Attorney questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a divorce lawyer cost?

The average cost of a divorce lawyer is $100 to $400 an hour or $7,000 to $15,000 total. The price of a divorce lawyer varies by location, whether the divorce is contested, and if there are any custody disputes.

You will probably pay a retainer fee, or an upfront amount paid before any legal work begins. A retainer is based on the lawyer's hourly rate and acts as a down payment that covers the costs of future hours. Many divorce lawyers apply the retainer to the total bill. The size of the retainer depends on the issues discussed during a free consultation:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony or spousal support
  • The division of property
  • The division of debts

Can you get a divorce without a lawyer?

A divorce lawyer helps file paperwork and negotiate the division of assets and custody during a divorce. If you can mediate every issue outside court, a divorce can cost a lot less than average and will be over sooner. If the divorce is amicable and you have no major assets or debts, you may be able to file the paperwork on your own. Just be aware that it is a time-consuming and frustrating process and may be delayed further if there are any mistakes in the paperwork.

Should I get a divorce lawyer?

You should hire a divorce attorney if your case is complicated or there is little chance of arranging terms without outside mediation. Common reasons for hiring a divorce lawyer include:

  • Child custody disputes
  • Child support disputes
  • Excessive debts
  • Significant assets (e.g., cash, car, or house)

Do divorce lawyers work on contingency?

Divorce lawyers do not typically work on contingency, which means receiving a percentage of a settlement only if they win the case. Instead, divorce lawyers commonly charge per hour or work on retainer. Discuss fees and payment options with your lawyer before any casework begins.

Who pays for a divorce lawyer?

Both parties usually hire different divorce lawyers. This way, both parties are equally and objectively represented by someone who will advocate for them. Each party is responsible for the cost of their own representation.

How do I choose a divorce lawyer?

Start by searching our list of divorce lawyers, then:

  • Get 3+ estimates from different firms to compare.
  • Read reviews about previous cases on Thervo and Google.
  • Choose a lawyer with a good reputation and experience.
  • Verify that they passed the bar and are able to represent you.
  • Get a written estimate and contract before any casework begins.
  • Follow a payment plan instead of making large payments up front.

What questions should I ask a divorce lawyer?

When looking for a divorce lawyer near you, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • Do you give free consultations?
  • Are you able to take on new clients at this time?
  • What are your rates? Do you charge by the hour, or do you work on contingency?
  • Will you give me a contract in writing?

Reviews for Oakland divorce lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Oakland area.
Ross C.
Katrin is a rockstar! Very intelligent and personable. Always answers all my questions and follows up with me immediately. Super recommended !
Law Offices of Katrin M. Cusack
Winny Z.
Very professional and patient. Satisfied service . Highly recommended.
Law Office of Robert Chang
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