There are so many divorce attorneys in Lakeside. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Lakeside Virginia and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy list of divorce attorneys in and near Lakeside.
You’ll realize that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all let you know within their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click right through to the websites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all let you know 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 really prove it, it means nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You need an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Lakeside.
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 wise to be aware that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has practically nothing to do with the specific performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that if you hover over the little information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Lakeside are obviously not going to publish testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary information about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade 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 let you know 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’ll also realize that a number of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You may 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 Lakeside divorce lawyer to grab the phone to you when she’s just been working on a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So at this time, as you read this, only you know what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Lakeside 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 tells you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Lakeside. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Lakeside 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 assume that just how business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their very own businesses would 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 just 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 handle 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 a typical 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 Lakeside? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
So you don’t need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you don’t need to go with some non-descript attorney who simply stands in line with every other divorce attorney in Henrico County. You need a lawyer who represents himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will look after your case in the same manner.
However, there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law marketing brand on the planet. Think 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 cases than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces are usually better at it than their local competitors. You 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-effectiveness factor. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced case acquisition cost than their local competitors mustpay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer flat fee unbundled services like a document review legal services offering, where you will not only know your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
However, maybe 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 be saying to a friend or relative who is in need of the same help in the future? You’ll just 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) will be free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney for many years to come. S/he 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 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 expect to have a real good job done in your case.
Only a good job will lead to future referrals. You don’t 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. 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 below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the kind of Lakeside divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Lakeside.
Obviously, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most cost-effective divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce consumers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you a little with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a local map.
But now we should also tell you a little about 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 common.
In a common family law case, there might well be multiple 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.
Following are perhaps the most frequent secondary 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 must be addressed and resolved and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property division. Clearly, child custody and visitation can be emotional topics for the parents.
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 potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward as well as just plain fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a question of ascertaining the fair amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parties and the percentages of primary physical care,custody and control of both parties or alternativelyif it is a situation of either enforcement or modification of an existing child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Lakeside 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 submit the form below.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the concern of the court to ensure that the financial positions of the parties after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is feasible identical to the financial standard of living the parties enjoyed during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Even when spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, both of you confer with a trained, un-biased mediator to discuss and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions often take place in a neutral office setting, but you may alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Lakeside, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both spouses agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that no one will fight the divorce or any of its component issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all cases, the court process for uncontested can be completed much sooner than in litigated divorces.
You might file for divorce believing that the proceeding should be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse will. This does not occur often, but it does happen consistently
You will want to 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 uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your side from the very start just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or needs extra family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the 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.