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Top 10 family law attorneys in Washington, DC

Clients agree: these Washington family law attorneys are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and 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
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
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
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....
ARMFIELD LAW FIRM

ARMFIELD LAW FIRM

New on Thervo
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Personable service.
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!
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
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 Family Law Attorney questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much is a family law attorney?

A family law attorney charges $200 to $500 per hour, depending on the location, their experience level, and the services included. Some charge a flat fee for simple services, like drawing up basic, uncontested divorce papers.

Contested divorces, custody cases, or asset arrangements often take longer and cost more to settle. These cases often go to trial and require the attorney to spend time to prepare evidence and arguments, which increases the final cost.

Most firms charge by the hour, but some have contingency fees instead. This means that they receive a percentage of any money awarded at the end of the case and won't charge you anything until then. Some attorneys charge a $500 to $5,000 retainer fee, which is paid in advance.

What is a family law attorney?

A family law attorney handles cases that involve domestic issues and family relationships. These attorneys advocate for their clients and mediate in complex cases. Common court cases or specialties might include:

  • Divorce
  • Prenups
  • Child custody
  • Child support or alimony
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse
  • Restraining orders

Do family law attorneys manage divorce?

Yes, family law attorneys manage divorce cases. However, a family law attorney can only represent one spouse during the divorce. Uncontested divorces are relatively simple, especially when the couple is childless, and often only include drawing up paperwork and dividing property.

Contested divorces are more difficult, expensive, and complicated because there are more negative emotions involved. An attorney helps mediate during disputes about custody, child support, alimony, assets, and debts.

Do I need a family law attorney?

Simple court filings or name changes can be handled without a family law attorney. Otherwise, it may be best to have an experienced attorney on your side for important cases involving divorce, custody, adoption, or abuse. Without an attorney, the case may take longer or have an undesirable outcome.

How do I prepare to meet with a family law attorney?

Prepare to meet with a family law attorney by gathering the appropriate documents. These will vary depending on the case but typically include:

  • Birth certificates
  • Bank statements
  • Tax returns
  • Employment information
  • Mortgage data

How do I choose a family law attorney?

Browse our list of attorneys, then:

  • Get 3 or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews and cases on Thervo and Google.
  • Choose an experienced attorney who has passed the bar.
  • Pick someone who is professional and is serious about your needs.
  • Consider the distance between their office and your home.
  • Get a written estimate before casework starts.
  • Avoid making large payments up front.

After asking questions, hire the best family law attorney in your area.

What questions should I ask family law attorneys?

When searching for attorneys near you, consider the following questions:

  • How long have you been practicing family law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • How many similar cases have you worked on?
  • Is your current caseload light enough to take me on?
  • Based on my situation, how long do you think it will take to settle my case?
  • Do you have a flat rate or hourly rates?
  • Will you give me an estimate or contract in writing?

Reviews for Washington family law attorneys

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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