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Top 10 divorce lawyers in San Diego, CA

Clients agree: these San Diego divorce lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm

Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm

4.6Awesome(11)
2 hires on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Isaiah F. says, "I highly endorse this lawyer. Chris is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate. Chris was the best attorney. Everyone at Sunnen Law was kind, caring and always made me feel like I was their only client even though they are very busy. Mr. Sunnen made my journey through a horrible time for my children and myself at ease, he was on point with everything and when he told me not to worry about things, he was right. Thank you Mr. Sunnen and your fantastic team for taking care of me and my children. All of you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. When you hire Mr. Sunnen, you get Mr. Sunnen. Thank you, Isaiah and Family " Read more
Law Offices Of John W. Zryd Esq.

Law Offices Of John W. Zryd Esq.

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I'm passionate about my work. My number one focus is getting you the outcome you desire. I take pride in being able to help people traverse a complicated and overwhelming process.
Law Office Of Chris T. Nguyen, APC

Law Office Of Chris T. Nguyen, APC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Peggy H. says, "Mr. Nguyen was very professional and listened to my concerns regarding divorce and legal matters. Mr. Nguyen took time to speak to me on a Sunday even though its not his normal working hours when I reached out to him regarding my legal issues. I have retained Mr. Nguyen and hes great, professional and courteous and works hard for his clients. I will highly recommend Mr. Nguyen to anyone seeking legal problems or advice." Read more
The Law Offices Of Andrea Schneider

The Law Offices Of Andrea Schneider

New on Thervo
32+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I work individually with each client to find out what they want and do the best we can to get them the results they’re looking for. I’m very reachable . I really like helping families do what is in the best interest of their children and coming up with a great child custody plan.
Jackie Robert Geller, LL.M, Attorney At Law

Jackie Robert Geller, LL.M, Attorney At Law

New on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
35 years experience. Reasonable fees. Personal attention.
Family Law San Diego

Family Law San Diego

New on Thervo
34+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Are you moving through divorce or dealing with family law related matters? At Family Law San Diego, our legal team of San Diego family attorneys is dedicated to safeguarding the rights and futures of families throughout Southern California. Backed by more than 125 years of experience, we have acquired the skills and knowledge it takes to help families move through successful processes through the use of collaborative law, negotiation, mediation, and cooperative divorce. If you and your family are experiencing hardships, we encourage you to contact a San Diego family lawyer at Family Law San Diego as soon as possible. Because we truly care ab
Darian Rose Center

Darian Rose Center

New on Thervo
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I have worked with thousands of couples, families, individuals and businesses for over 25 years. My experience and passion for helping others and driven myself to always find a resolve to every situation I have come across. I love helping people live better more productive lifes .
Law Office Of Jack J. Boltax

Law Office Of Jack J. Boltax

New on Thervo
36+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 1984. I have handled well over 2000 felony and misdemeanor state and federal criiminal cases, including approixmately 200 trials. The cases I have represented people on involve charges such as murder, manslaughter, arson, violent crimes, drug smuggling, distribution, conspiracy and possession, felony and misdemeanor assault, robbery, bank robbery, felony and misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, to name a few. I am also familiar with alternative sentencing options that can minimize or keep people out of jail. For me, no matter what the charge, I devote my ...
Lavelle Law Group, APC

Lavelle Law Group, APC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves San Diego, CA
Experienced Law firm emphasizing one on one represetation of our clients needs to achieve the best results in a cost effective strategy
Law Office Of Elliott Kanter

Law Office Of Elliott Kanter

New on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
My office takes time to discuss our clients' issues and together we work to figure out the best way to proceed. Practicing law should be a partnership with our clients so they receive a result that involves their wishes and goals. Because of my trial experience, the opposing attorneys respect my firm and are often willing to sit down and negotiate a fair result. By being always ready and prepared to go to trial, our clients are assured of great results. Meeting new people and working out their issues. Whether it is an injury case, a criminal matter, putting people at ease is a primary goal....

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 San Diego divorce lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Quilnault B.
Thank you for being such a wonderful lawyer, support system, advisor and friend throughout this entire ordeal. You are gifted at what you do and I appreciate all you’ve done to bring this situation to closure. I can’t imagine working with anyone else! You’ve set me free to start over… I’m excited about the future and look forward to enjoying every minute. You’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know :)
Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm
Ben L.
I've been shopping around and most people I talk to are charging an arm and a leg. They also talk about money before they ask me about my situation and what I need. It's quite rare at Benari and Nguyen they actually care and advise on what would be best for your situation. It's hard to find people out there actually trying take time to consult with you on what will be best for you, not how they can make they can make the most money off of you. Also, very affordable prices. I highly recommend my attorney Chris. He's been great with all my BK needs and happy to answer questions.
Law Office of Chris T. Nguyen, APC
Kim C.
Our families experience with Craig Walkon, and his Law office was exceptional. We have never been through anything like this before, and every step in the process was explained thoroughly. Walkon 's Law Office accepted our case, after many offices turned us down. He was thorough, efficient and always had our best interest in mind. I would definitely recommend Craig S. Walkon Law Office to anyone that would be in need of his services. I am very thankful for the professionalism and support I was shown, as well as the results we received in a very timely manner. Hopefully, we never experience another problem like this again, however, Craig Walkon would be the first person our family contacted. Throughout the experience I felt comfort to know our interest was in the best hands possible
Walkon Law Firm
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