In 2000, there were over 2.1 million divorces in the United States. Divorce lawyers are attorneys that will work on your behalf to help you separate and settle financial and other issues. Divorce lawyers will begin working with you by evaluating the facts of your situation, the legal issues involved, and then advise you about your rights and obligations. Your divorce lawyer will also work to advocate in all areas of the divorce process and negotiate a fair settlement under the circumstances of your separation. Your divorce lawyer should also provide you with referrals to competent professionals who will help you concerning taxes and property valuations. Your divorce attorney should work as your advocate, taking care of your case in a respectful, caring, professional manner.