Divorce Lawyer Salary

A Divorce Lawyer earns an average salary of $71,910 per year.

$45,725 - $153,193

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$15.10 - $446.98

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$45,725 - $153,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $41,459  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $40,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,297 - $409,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$160$320$480
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $446.98  
   
Overtime
$196.53 - $452.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$320K$640K$960K
Bonus
$0.00 - $41,459  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $40,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,297 - $409,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Divorce Lawyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Divorce Lawyer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 38%
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