There are far too many divorce attorneys in University Heights. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter University Heights Virginia and click Search. You’ll get a very long list of divorce attorneys in and near University Heights.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all tell you inside their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
In the event that you click right through to web sites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all inform you about various almost identical qualities about themselves. The problem is that not one of them can prove a single claim they make. You don’t want to listen to any of that noise. If they do not prove it, this means nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in University Heights.
To be clear, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a lawyer having an Avvo account, a Yelp Account, a LegalZoom account or a Google My Business page. What’s wrong is when they ONLY have those accounts and do not position themselves professionally to stand out from the lawyer-crowd.
It’s also advisable to know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has nothing at all to do with the particular performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that attorney. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that should you hover over the little information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in University Heights are obviously not going to write testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who does not have any necessary knowledge about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t tell you how good or affordable any attorney actually is.
And yes, you do want a cheap divorce attorney providing your divorce is uncontested. Cheap divorce attorneys tend to be good divorce attorneys because they tend to handle a lot of divorce and other family law matters. So you can certainly tell your friends that you found an affordable divorce attorney through 1-800-DIVORCE, but let’s face it, if you have an uncontested divorce, you WANT a cheap divorce lawyer.
You can also realize that many of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You might have found them on Avvo’s divorce page, but many of these lawyers also handle bankruptcy, DUI, personal injury, crime, car-wreck, immigration, social security disability, etc. They’re telling you, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your University Heights divorce lawyer to grab the telephone to you when she’s just been focusing on a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So right now, as you read this, only you understand what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local University Heights divorce attorney who shows you some kind of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates his or her abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the attorney informs you about himself or herself. That type of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it could not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in University Heights. No one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best University Heights divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to locate YOUR divorce attorney? Look at how each divorce attorney handles his / her law practice. Why? Because that’s how s/he will handle your divorce or other family law case.
It is reasonable to think that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their very own businesses will be the way s/he handles the problems and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So how each attorney positions and promotes his or her own law practice is a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to take care of your personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their very own business interests?
So look carefully at each attorney. If they ONLY stand in line at Avvo with a fake rating, leave them alone. If they represent themselves only on a cookie-cutter website and only with self-praise, leave them alone. There is no dynamic or creative insight or spark in this lawyer.
So what’s an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the best family law brand in the world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in University Heights? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
You do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to hire a non-descript attorney who just blends in with all other divorce attorney in Albemarle County. Instead, you want a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business boldly because that means s/he will handle your interests the same way.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best family law marketing brand in the world. Think also about what else 1-800-DIVORCE means – to you AND to your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney.
1-800-DIVORCE brings your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorce cases tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness component. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their local competitors pay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee a la carte services like a case review legal services offering, where you will not only have your total cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
But maybe the best financial factor for you to consider is that due to the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you say to a friend or relative who needs the same legal assistance in the future? You’ll say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a case they don’t pay anything for. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney for years to come. S/he badly WANTS that free business.
Your 1-800-DIVORCE referrals are what bring your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer’s cost of case acquisition way down. They may get 2, 3, 6 divorces for the cost of one (yours). And that’s why they signed up. And you know that, and they know that, and they hope you know that.
So take advantage. Make sure that your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney knows that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you want a real good job done in your case.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. You do not need to be nasty or mean about that reality. Just state it as a business proposition. Your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney will know it’s true. Be sure to tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney didn’t have 1-800-DIVORCE, how would you refer friends and colleagues to him or her. You’ll forget his or her name and you’ll lose his or her email address. In 2 or 5 years, you’ll never remember, but you’ll never forget 1-800-DIVORCE.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the type of University Heights divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in University Heights.
Obviously, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and most cost-effective divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you some guidance about what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
So right now we should also tell you something the usual family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law matter, there might well be many family law services provided – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most common secondary family law service offerings, though these are not unimportant.
If there are minor children of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to be addressed and resolved and become the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always regarded by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property or debt division. Clearly, child custody and visitation can be stressful topics for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better impression of what the likely results of a child custody litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward and just plain fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a question of determining the correct or fair amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parents and the ratios of primary physical care,custody and control of both parties or if it is a matter of either confirming or adjustment of an existing child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in University Heights can handle the case.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be a critical matter. It will be the job of the judge to make sure that the relative financial outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible the same as the standard of living the spouses enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
When divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to expensive litigation.
In mediation, both of you meet with a professional, neutral mediator to weigh up and resolve the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Such sessions frequently take place in an informal office setting, though you may also be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in University Heights, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will fight the divorce or any of its constituent issues.
In many cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces can be completed much sooner than in fought divorces.
You may sue for divorce believing that the process will be uncontested, but find later that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not occur frequently, but it happens.
You will want to ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not appropriate in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The important factor in uncontested divorces is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the very beginning in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just requires some extra family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
If you have made the difficult personal decision to terminate your marriage or to seek other family law relief, you should definitely proceed with your divorce lawyer hiring decision at your own pace. The process must be comfortable for you.
So we thank you for considering using 1-800-DIVORCE for such an important matter as your own divorce or other family law matter.
We ask only that you remember our phone number. We think you will. Whenever you are ready to proceed, just dial 1-800-DIVORCE and you will be connected automatically to the exceptional divorce lawyer 1-800-DIVORCE qualified in your area.