There are far too many divorce attorneys in Alvarado. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Alvarado Virginia and click Search. You’ll get a very long listing of divorce attorneys in and near Alvarado.
You’ll notice that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all tell you in their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to web sites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. Each of them have the same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each of them tell you 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 know any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, it indicates nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Alvarado.
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.
You should also remember that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has nothing at all to do with the actual performance of the individual attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the little information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Alvarado are obviously not going to publish testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI attorney who does not have any necessary understanding of the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not 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 will also notice that a number of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You could 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 letting you know, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You never want your Alvarado divorce lawyer to pick up the phone to you when she’s just been taking care of a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are 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 this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Alvarado 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 might be accurate, but it might not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Alvarado. No-one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Alvarado divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to locate 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’s reasonable to think 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 just how each attorney positions and promotes his or her own law practice will be a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to deal with your own 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 phony 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 such a lawyer.
So what is 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 whole world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Alvarado? How about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to have a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
So you do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to hire some me-too attorney who simply stands in line with every other divorce attorney in Washington County. Instead, you want a lawyer who represents his or her own law practice business creatively because that means s/he will handle your interests in the same manner.
However, there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard divorce 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 many more divorces than their competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces are usually better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness component. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced case acquisition cost than their lawyer competitors pay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee unbundled services such as a case review legal services offering, where you will not only have your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the services your case really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
However, perhaps the foremost financial factor for you to consider is that because of the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who is in need of similar help in the future? You’ll say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the gold for the lawyer – a free case. That and all of your other referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are the icing on the cake 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 case acquisition cost way down. They may 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 very good job done in your divorce.
Only a great job will lead to future referrals. You do not need to be nasty or mean about that fact. 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 just the type of Alvarado divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above information tells you what to avoid and what to look for in finding the best divorce attorney for you in Alvarado.
Obviously, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you some guidance with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just throw a dart at a map.
So right now we ought to tell you a little about the usual family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most typical 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 offering if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law service offerings, though these are not unimportant.
If there is one or more minor children of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be resolved and become the subject of court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the likely resolution of a child custody litigation will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward and just plain fairness.
Whether your child support topic is a question of ascertaining the correct dollar figure of child support to be paid, based upon the incomes of the parties and the ratios of primary physical custody of each party or alternativelyif it is a matter of either confirming or adjustment of a current child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Alvarado can handle the case.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a long term marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important issue. It will be the concern of the court to make sure that the financial outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is feasible identical to the standard of living the spouses enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Even when spouses disagree, a divorce doesn’t have to be a big fight. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to expensive litigation.
In mediation, both of you confer with a professional, un-biased mediator to discuss and resolve the issues in your case. Mediation sessions frequently take place in a neutral office setting, though you might alternatively be able to go through your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Alvarado, 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 a divorce and that neither spouse will legally fight the case or any of its component issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all instances, the court process for uncontested can be finalized much sooner than in contested divorces.
You might sue for divorce thinking that the case should be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This doesn’t occur often, but it happens consistently
You should inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The main consideration in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and affordable lawyer on your side from the very start 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.