A Divorce Lawyer earns an average salary of $76,273 per year.
Divorce Lawyer Total Pay (?
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$44,544 - $233,866
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$44,544 - $233,866  
   
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$0.00 - $40,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,369 - $420,803  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Divorce Lawyer
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
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Experience Affects Divorce Lawyer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 69%
National Average
$83,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
Late-Career
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Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 33%
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