Find a divorce lawyer in Detroit, MI

Find divorce lawyers in Detroit, MI

Find divorce lawyers in Detroit, MI

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Top 10 divorce lawyers in Detroit, MI

Clients agree: these Detroit divorce lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Targosz Walker Legal Group PLLC

Targosz Walker Legal Group PLLC

4.8(4)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Sheila I. says, "I love her attitude and compassion, we are just at the beginning of my case. " Read more
Artisan Legal Services, PLLC

Artisan Legal Services, PLLC

New on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
For the past seven years, Artisan Legal Services, PLLC has been helping Southeast Michigan residents navigate the legal landscape. Dynah Duncan-White, family law attorney will translate legalese, which is often littered with jargon that’s hard for outsiders to understand. Child custody disputes are stressful enough, so you don’t want to feel overwhelmed by a confusing legal system. Dynah Duncan-White will educate you about the law so that you know your rights. Artisan Legal Services, PLLC will guide you through the legal process and help you make the right decisions for your family. Call today to hire Dynah Duncan-White, and you’ll have the ...
Keith M. Nathanson, PLLC

Keith M. Nathanson, PLLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
21+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Wesley D. says, "Keith is a fantastic lawyer. He gets the job done right and fast." 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 Detroit divorce lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Detroit area.
Bill B.
Having had lost all faith in the judicial system and your typical lawyers, I handle most of my court cases related to myself and or business in Pro Per. When a legal matter presented itself that was far outside of my legal expertise I was fortunate to be introduced to Victoria Targosz. Words cannot express how impressed I am by Victoria‘s knowledge of law and its application. Throughout my time with Victoria she did a stellar job of communicating what to expect and how she was going to address it. At all times I knew she was fighting and devoted to my cause . ( Unlike some other attorneys ). It takes a lot to impress me and Victoria has continued to throughout our relationship
Targosz Walker Legal Group PLLC
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