The average pay for a Divorce Lawyer is AU$70,707 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.

AU$49,185 - AU$119,599
AU$49K
AU$71K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$70,707
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$122K
Salary AU$49,185 - AU$119,599
Bonus AU$5,057
Profit Sharing AU$6,000
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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AU$48,850 - AU$122,066
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

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

  • Present cases in court representing the local, state or federal government.
  • Review reports, evidence, and conduct research.
  • Question witnesses, victims or others involved in the case.

Divorce Lawyer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$71,297

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Divorce Lawyer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Divorce Lawyer?

Divorce Lawyer in Perth:
Pros: Assisting clients to provide closure to their relationship.
Cons: Stress.

Divorce Lawyer in Adelaide:
Pros: Interesting.
Cons: High Stress, inflexible, low pay,

Key Stats for Divorce Lawyer

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Divorce Lawyer Salaries

▲74%

▲19%

National Average
AU$71,000

▼13%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 97%