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Find divorce lawyers in Washington, DC

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Top 10 divorce lawyers in Washington, DC

Clients agree: these Washington divorce lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Yetter Law, PLC

Yetter Law, PLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
8 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Senna B. says, "I was very impressed with Ms.Yetter" Read more
The Law Office Of Cherise L Williams LLC

The Law Office Of Cherise L Williams LLC

4.5(2)
Offers online services
7 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Paulette J. says, "I just started to work with the law firm. My experience so has been great. Mis. Williams is very knowledgeable and patience person. " Read more
CROMWELL & ASSOCIATES LLC

CROMWELL & ASSOCIATES LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
52+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Tara W. says, "Stephen and his assistant Karen, were able to work with my father and I immediately before I had to return back to Florida. Stephen provided us with sound advice, Powers of Attorney to better manage my fathers finances, and catching up on the last 7 years of returns! We look forward to a long working relationship with this man and his team in the future." Read more
The Law Offices Of Josephia Rouse

The Law Offices Of Josephia Rouse

5.0(1)
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Sharmaine H. says, "The perfect law firm! Josephia makes everyone feel protected and covered from start to finish! She's fierce, confident, committed and trustworthy!" Read more
Alpire Inc.

Alpire Inc.

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Alpire Inc. Legal & Tax Provides Licensed attorneys that specialize in Immigration, Criminal, Traffic, Family and Divorce matters. Our Tax and Accounting professionals work hand in hand with all our clients to make sure you get the best and legal tax advice and preparation for your Personal and Business needs. The fact that we get to know our clients and they become like family to us is one of the things that is the most enjoyable about this business. It's not often you enjoy your job and we enjoy the time and detail we spend with each client to make sure we reach the best case scenerio for them....
Kemet Hunt Law Group

Kemet Hunt Law Group

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
22+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
The attorneys at Kemet Hunt Law Group will protect your rights and work until you are granted the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience representing clients. We know what we do on your behalf legally matters for your future after a personal injury. Protecting you and working to make sure justice is served is what we do. Anyone who has incurred an injury in Maryland should get the best injury attorney in Maryland they can find to help with their case. At Kemet Hunt Law Group we are personal injury attorneys who will represent you the right way. In Maryland communities Kemet Hunt Law Group is know...
Law Offices Of Dominick A. Pilli, P.C,

Law Offices Of Dominick A. Pilli, P.C,

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Washington, DC
Experienced Traffic, Criminal Attorney, Personal Injury And Civil Attorney With Thirty Years of Experience. Helping satisfy clients and getting done what they need done!
Law Office Of Michael Sgarlat

Law Office Of Michael Sgarlat

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
46+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
We have a reputation for Excellant Service and Skills in the legal field. We believe in Justice For All whether its a civil or criminal matter. I have extensive experience in handling serious compliacete cases. I've worked with experts in a wide range of disciplines while keeping expenxses under control. All of my business comes from "word of mouth" clients.
Greenberg & Lieberman

Greenberg & Lieberman

New on Thervo
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Boutique intellectual property law firm Domain Name escrow services Brand misuse search and protection Patent and trademark searches and applications Litigation Domain name brokerage Meeting new inventors and getting their reaction when they get a granted patent.
Antonoplos & Associates, Attorneys At Law

Antonoplos & Associates, Attorneys At Law

5.0(1)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
William says, "Smart team of real estate attorneys. Hired them to represent me in a real estate dispute. They did an excellent job for a very reasonable fee. I was very impressed with their attention to detail and Mr. Antonoplos' ability to mange the other side in the dispute. I would definitely recommend Antonoplos & Associates." Read more

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 $650 an hour or $10,000 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 Washington divorce lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Clarence
Hello, She was the best divorce lawyer I hired. I had to fire my previous one. She was kind, she knew the law, and I trusted that she had my best interest at heart. I got the outcome I wanted with her help and she made sure I was more realistic with my expectations. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I will be using her again in the future when I do my will and advanced directive.
The Law Office of Cherise L Williams LLC
Joseph L.
Pleasant ,professional,and thorough
SageTrust Law Group, PLLC
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