There are way too many divorce lawyers in Abingdon. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Abingdon Virginia and click Search. You’ll get an extended list of divorce lawyers in and near Abingdon.
You’ll notice that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They will all inform you inside their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click through to the websites of those lawyers , that won’t help either. They all have 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 never want to hear any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, it indicates nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You need an attorney of proven higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Abingdon.
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 be aware that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has absolutely nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that if you hover over the small information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Abingdon are obviously not going to write testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary information about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good 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 inform 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 lawyers tend to be good divorce lawyers 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.
Additionally you will notice that a number of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You might have found them on Avvo’s divorce page, but a number of these lawyers also handle bankruptcy, DUI, personal injury, crime, car-wreck, immigration, social security disability, etc. They’re suggesting, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You never want your Abingdon divorce lawyer to pick up the phone to you when she’s just been working on a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, as you read this, only you understand what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Abingdon divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some type of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates his or her abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the attorney tells you about himself or herself. That type of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it may not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Abingdon. No-one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Abingdon divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to find YOUR divorce attorney? Look at how each divorce attorney handles his or her law practice. Why? Because that’s how s/he will handle your divorce or other family law case.
It is reasonable to assume that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their very own businesses would be the way s/he handles the difficulties and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the 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 deal with your own legal and economic interests when they do not 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 is a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the very best family law brand in the whole world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Abingdon? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re looking for?
So you do not need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not need to go with some non-descript attorney who just blends in with every other divorce attorney in Washington County. You need a lawyer who handles himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will handle your case in the same manner.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard family law marketing brand on the planet. 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 divorces than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces are usually better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost component. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced case acquisition cost than their local lawyer competitors mustpay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee a la carte services such as a case review legal services offering, where you will not only have your total fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your situation really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps the best financial indicator for you to consider is that due to the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you say to a friend or relative who is in need of similar help in the future? You’ll say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the gold for the lawyer – a free case. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are the icing on the cake to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney for many 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 case acquisition cost way down. They will get 2, 3, 6 divorce cases 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 use that knowledge to your advantage. Make sure that your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney understands 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 great job will lead to future referrals. You do not have 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 fill in the form at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the type of Abingdon divorce attorney you are seeking.
The advice above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Abingdon.
Of course, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce consumers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just throw a dart at a map.
But now we should also tell you something the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less typical.
In a typical family law matter, there will be multiple family law services provided – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service offering if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested at the same time.
Following are perhaps the most frequent additional family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there is one or more minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to be addressed and become determined by legal court orders.
Child custody is always considered by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be stressful issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better impression of what the probable resolution of a child custody and parenting litigation will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival as well as just plain fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a question of ascertaining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support that should be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical care,custody and control of each party or alternativelyif it is a situation of either confirming or modification of an existing child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Abingdon has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important issue. It will be the concern of the judge to assure that the relative financial outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible identical to the economic standard of living the spouses enjoyed during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Even when divorcing spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, both of you confer with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss and resolve the areas of disagreement in your case. Such sessions often occur in an informal office setting, though you may also be able to do your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Abingdon, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that no one will fight the case or any of its component issues.
In most cases, the divorce process for uncontested will be finalized much sooner than for contested divorces.
You could file for divorce believing that the proceeding should be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This does not happen frequently, but it happens consistently
You should ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not appropriate in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The important factor in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the very beginning in case your uncontested divorce blows up or needs some additional family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
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.