Divorce Lawyer Salary (United States)

A Divorce Lawyer earns an average salary of $75,000 per year.
Divorce Lawyer Salary (?
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$45,000 - $220,000
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$45,000 - $220,000  
   
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$0.00 - $39,305  
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$46,266 - $405,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Divorce Lawyer

Divorce lawyers are specialized attorneys that deal with the dissolution of a marital union. They represent their client in legal filings, the division of assets, and child-custody decisions, working to guarantee their client's rights are secured and ensure they receive an optimal settlement. Divorce lawyers' day-to-day tasks may vary depending on clients' needs; some general tasks they may perform in the course of a workday include returning telephone calls, drafting correspondence, counseling clients, preparing for pleadings to the court, and traveling to court for hearings.
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Divorce Lawyer Tasks
  • 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 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
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National Average
$79,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 34%