Find a divorce lawyer in Philadelphia, PA

Find divorce lawyers in Philadelphia, PA

Find divorce lawyers in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 divorce lawyers in Philadelphia, PA

Clients agree: these Philadelphia divorce lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Justice Law Center P.C.

Justice Law Center P.C.

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
30+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We have been representing clients for over 25 years, concentrating on criminal, family & personal injury matters in Delaware, Pgiladelphia, Montgomery & Chester County, PA!
Aregbesola Law

Aregbesola Law

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Justin P. says, "She always made sure I stayed out of jail and had very reasonable rates" Read more
Robert H. Johnson LLC

Robert H. Johnson LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We specialize in bankruptcy and insolvency law and do not devote our time or resources to other areas of law. This affords us the opportunity to gain large amounts of experience representing Trustees, Debtors and Creditors providing unique insight into all sides of the process. Our experiences in both complex and simple matters are to your benefit.
Law Office Of Louis G. Guzzo

Law Office Of Louis G. Guzzo

5.0(1)
5 hires on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Antoinette F. says, "Very friendly and professional. " Read more
 Dover & Associates

Dover & Associates

5.0(4)
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Ashley D. says, "Mr. Dover is an outstanding attorney. He is very knowledgeable and reliable. Mr. Dover is also extremely compassionate. He makes it known that he is on your team and will fight to get you great results. I love that he does not take long to return my calls. He did the research on my case without me providing him much information then showed up to court each time beyond prepared to represent me and let’s just say I was more than satisfied with ruling in the end. Mr. Dover is definitely the representation you want beside you in court." Read more
Beckett Key Law Group LLC

Beckett Key Law Group LLC

New on Thervo
Top Pro
Offers online services
9 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Shawn Beckett and Danielle Key have over 20 years of experience handling family, criminal, civil, municipal court and disability cases. We are a small firm proving big service and accessibility at reasonable rates.
Polonsky & Polonsky

Polonsky & Polonsky

5.0(1)
35+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Amy C. says, "Rita Polonsky listened and helped me to better understand my legal rights. She is compassionate and professional and was able to to answer my questions in a way that put me at ease knowing she is the right person for my case. I a very happy with the outcome. I have and will continue to refer others to work with Rita as I believe she is an exceptional attorney." Read more
Jordan Group

Jordan Group

New on Thervo
5 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
OUR FIRM CONCENTRATION IS FAMILY LAW. THIS ALLOWS US TO BECOME AWARE OF CHANGES IN STATUTES AND SUPERIOR AND SUPREME COURT DECISIONS WHICH MAY EFFECT OUR CLIENT'S CASES. WE HAVE SATELLITE OFFICES IN MONTGOMERY AND CHESTER COUNTIES AND PRACTICE IN ALL NEIGHBORING COUNTIES WHICH KEEPS US AWARE OF VARIOUS WAYS TO INTERPRET FACTS IN CUSTODY, SUPPORT, DIVORCE AND PROTECTION FROM ABUSE. WE HAVE HANDLED NUMEROUS DEPENDENCY MATTERS WHICH MAKES HANDLING MATTERS WITH A CHILDREN AND YOUTH COMPONENT SIMPLISTIC. I PREVIOUSLY HANDLED HIGH VOLUMES OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT MATTERS FOR THE PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WHICH MAKES CALCULATIO...
Paul DiMaio Law

Paul DiMaio Law

New on Thervo
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I fight for my clients. I get results and win cards when they can be won or get the best deal for my clients
Law Offices Of Cristian Towers

Law Offices Of Cristian Towers

5.0(2)
Offers online services
11 hires on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Melissa V. says, "He’s very genuine. He was such a great help. One of the best lawyers around!!! " 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 $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 Philadelphia divorce lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Tomi D.
Aregbesola Law understand you as a client and puts themselves in your shoes! They are fast, efficient and quite a breather to with. I will continue to use Aregbesola Law for ANY and EVERY legal need.
Aregbesola Law
Ian H.
Professional handled everything well ... Kept me informed and other clients got rid of their lawyer and asked for his number...great experience
Dover & Associates
Karen D.
He was easily accessible to answer any questions I may have had. Very personable!
Law Offices of Cristian Towers
Marta K.
I worked with Maria Testa of Testa and Pagnanelli from October 2015 to March 2017 for my custody proceedings in Philadelphia. From my initial consultation, I was convinced that I had made the right choice. Maria was knowledgeable, calm, and very sympathetic. Being a mother, herself, she really understood how to combine the human side of these proceedings with the legal side. In addition, Maria's communication and organization is unparalleled. She would reply to every email I sent (and there were many!) within hours if not minutes. No question was too small. She truly understood my side of these proceedings, and, moreover, knew how to turn my hopes into actionable motions that gave results. I would recommend Maria Testa and Testa & Pagnanelli to anyone and want to thank Maria for her dedication to me and my daughter.
Testa & Pagnanelli, LLC
Prakash P.
Gehi & Associates helped me for my wife’s green card process. I am very happy. He helped me unite me and wife. Thank you so much to the team at Gehi & Associates!!
Gehi and Associates
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