Law Office of Michael Ephraim – Richmond Divorce Lawyer and Spousal Support Lawyer

Spousal support (also called alimony) can be awarded when one spouse earns significantly more than the other or other specific factors exist. An example of such a factor would be when one parent stays home to care for children in lieu of a career outside the home. Another spousal support indicator would be when the financially weaker spouse has continuing medical problems.

If you need help understanding whether you can get financial spousal support (alimony) in Richmond Virginia, Law Office of Michael Ephraim can provide that help.

The person requesting spousal support should be able to demonstrate why he/she needs spousal support. If the parties are in disagreement on spousal support and cannot reach a negotiated or mediated settlement, a judge will determine if spousal support is appropriate in their situation, the amount and the duration of support payments.

Once you agree or the court orders spousal support, it is binding.

The court usually considers the following factors when granting spousal support: the spouses’ present and future earnings and their earning abilities; their health, and age; their efforts to become self-supporting; length of the marriage; their reasonable needs, including life and health insurance; their standard of living during the marriage; and their property and debt settlement as part of their divorce or legal separation.

Spousal support (or alimony) often goes hand-in-hand with child support matters.  Rest assured that Law Office of Michael Ephraim also provides child support services as well as child custody services and all other family law services. 

Call 1-800-DIVORCE to speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE spousal support lawyer and get your free case strategy session.

Oh, yeah. And you’ll never forget your Richmond spousal support lawyer’s phone number.

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Divorce and other family law services are also available through 1-800-DIVORCE in: Highland Park, Granite, Church Hill, Central Gardens, East Highland Park, Lakeside, Dumbarton, Springdale, Nottingham, Oxford, as well as in Richmond.

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1-800-DIVORCE service is free to you, the divorce consumer. Obviously, all phone calls to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer are free.

Much more importantly, you benefit from a huge reduction in risk by using 1-800-DIVORCE in your divorce-lawyer hiring process.  That benefit is not only free but also is of considerable value to you in the confusing and dangerous divorce lawyer market. And that risk reduction comes at a stressful time in your life.

Just when all local divorce lawyers look and sound exactly the same to you, 1-800-DIVORCE provides a referral to a unique, local, cost-effective, commercially competitive, experienced divorce lawyer who handles only (or primarily, in smaller towns) family law matters. You get the benefit of the judgment we acquired  across a 30+ year period of assessing and qualifying problem-solving divorce lawyers – and you get that benefit just when you need it.

For their part, the lawyers we selected have acted decisively to get your business and your future referrals through 1-800-DIVORCEBy signing up to be the exclusive 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in your town, that lawyer has proved to you that s/he is unique, will compete for your business and will look after your legal and economic interests if s/he wants to get your future 1-800-DIVORCE referrals to friends and colleagues.

Referral business is GOLD to a divorce lawyer. That is to your huge advantage.  Take that advantage. 

So 1-800-DIVORCE is designed to be a win for both the divorce lawyer and the divorce consumer.

While we cannot legally guarantee the work done for you by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer, we can certainly make sure that lawyer remains business-like and respectful during your case.

We value our 1-800-DIVORCE brand. We appreciate your use of 1-800-DIVORCE. And we also value your future referrals to it. So if you are not treated well by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer, we’ve got your back.  We definitely want to hear at 1-800-738-3764 about any very rare client support problem.

We listen, and when any unacceptable pattern of service quality is seen, we act. Thank you for helping us protect the value of 1-800-DIVORCE for future divorce consumers.

4 Ways 1-800-DIVORCE Finds You the Best Divorce Lawyer in Richmond

Reduces the Clutter of Attorneys

Google My Business lists 112 Richmond divorce attorneys. Avvo lists 60.  Yelp has 82. So how does that help you? You spin the roulette wheel on Google/Bing. Then you have to spin the same wheel again on one of those attorney-finder platforms!

Avoids Jack-of-all-Trades Attorneys

The majority of Richmond attorneys will have ONLY a “jack-of-all-trades” website. On that site, they list divorce, drunk driving, estate planning, bankruptcy, criminal defense, personal injury and anything else they think will eventually make them a buck. “Hey, we do a little bit of everything, you know?”

Avoids Expensive Pay-Per-Click Attorneys

Many divorce attorneys in Richmond pay Avvo, Google, Yelp, Legal Zoom and many other lead-gen platforms to rank their paid ads higher in searches. They all bid up the cost of getting your case. That means whenever you hire one of those divorce attorneys, you pay Avvo’s or Google’s fee. The divorce attorney doesn’t pay that cost. YOU PAY IT IN HIGHER FEES !!

Allows You To Play the Referral Game

Divorce referrals are good for everyone. The friend or colleague getting your referral has a good idea about how a lawyer will perform from someone who already knows. You get the satisfaction of helping a friend in need. And referral business is GOLD to divorce attorneys. It is the business they don't pay anything to get. But they have to do a good job to get their former client's referral business. And those former clients must have a way to get their referrals to the attorney.

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All of those divorce lawyers still look the same– just like they did on your original search. How can you possibly tell which Richmond divorce lawyer or family lawyer is the best divorce lawyer for you?

They all tell you they are aggressive, will handle your case like it was their own and blah blah blah.  But not one single lawyer can prove a darn thing to you.

Law Office of Michael Ephraim is proving to you that they stand apart from all other Richmond divorce lawyers. Law Office of Michael Ephraim approaches its family law practice intelligently, creatively and competitively.

Aren’t those the same qualities you are seeking in a Richmond divorce lawyer?

  Law Office of Michael Ephraim has secured exclusively the best family law brand in the world.

As a result, you have a memorable way to contact your divorce lawyer. And 1-800-DIVORCE ensures that your divorce lawyer is very experienced and cost-effective.

You also have an excellent way to refer your friends, colleagues and relatives to 1-800-DIVORCE of Richmond should they require similar family law assistance in the future.

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Avoid "Jack-of-All-Trades" Lawyers

Those lawyers try to get ANY kind of legal work. In family law, they hope to get the same 1 or 2 divorces every couple of months as all other me-too divorce attorneys in the Richmond area.

You do not want your divorce to be handled by a lawyer who works on your divorce in the morning and a drunk driver case in the afternoon. Those areas of law are very different. Specialization is everything in family law. “Jack-of-all-Trades” lawyers are not experienced enough in family law to handle your case.

You also don’t want a “Jack-of-all-Trades” divorce lawyer for economic reasons. If a “general practice” lawyer gets just 1 family law client every 2 or 3 months, s/he has to charge you higher than average fees because you are one of very few clients.

1-800-DIVORCE lawyers specialize in divorce and family law. They are experienced in family law and have no difficulty getting enough cases to keep them experienced and to keep their fees lower.

Please note that while we have a strong preference, for reasons stated above, for lawyers who handle ONLY divorce and family law, in more rural small-town America, finding such a lawyer is sometimes impossible. There are simply not enough local divorces to enable a specialized family lawyer to remain in business. When that situation arises, please be assured that we maintain our preference.  We will either find a local lawyer who handles PRIMARILY family law (but perhaps also related areas of civil law) or we will simply not sign up any lawyer in that town.

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Avoids Expensive Pay-Per-Click Lawyers

Richmond divorce attorneys who pay per click to get cases are on a treadmill. They and other pay-per-click divorce lawyers in Richmond constantly bid against each other. That increases the cost of clicks.

When those divorce lawyers get cases from pay-per-click, they can either keep their fees the same and make less money per case (because of the increased cost of getting cases) or they can increase their fees to cover the increased cost of getting cases.

 They can’t keep their fees the same forever if costs of getting cases keep going up.  The more lower-profit cases they get, the more lower-profit cases they need just to pay their bills.

Why would anybody hire a Richmond divorce attorney who continuously earns less money per case and therefore has increasing difficulty paying his/her own bills. You don’t want your divorce attorney to be handling your divorce while worrying about his or her own law practice failure.

So they must inevitably raise their fees. And that means that you, the Richmond divorce consumer, end up paying the higher costs your dumb lawyer paid just to get your case.

So how smart is that? Those lawyers do not control the future of their own law practices.

That’s because they were not smart enough to figure out how to get cases cheaper. They did not figure out that 1-800-DIVORCE brings more cheaper cases. Michael Ephraim, Esq. did figure that out. 

Which Richmond divorce lawyer do you want to be resolving problems in your case.

Put the power and cost-effectiveness of the best family law brand in the world to work for you in your Richmond divorce or other family law case.

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Play the Referral Game

Right now, divorce lawyer referrals to your friends are probably the furthest thing from your mind, but don’t miss the boat on this consideration. It can really help to get you the best performance from your divorce lawyer and the best possible result in your divorce or other family law case.

Your divorce lawyer will value your future referrals, and you should too.  

One of the reasons Law Office of Michael Ephraim signed up to become the exclusive 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Richmond is that 1-800-DIVORCE brings LOTS of free referrals from prior satisfied clients.

In many situations where divorce lawyers have done a fine job, they don’t get any referrals because the prior client will forget their name or more likely forget and not be able to find their phone number or email address.  These things are easily forgotten over a very short period of time.

But when your divorce lawyer was 1-800-DIVORCE, how can you forget that?

So it is not a bad idea for you, politely and quietly, to mention  that you have very many friends and colleagues and that at least some of them will need family law services in the future. 

Your divorce lawyer will understand what you mean. It will help to adjust the balance of power between you and further assure that you get the best effort you paid for.

You are hoping for the best possible outcome in your case and your divorce lawyer is hoping for your future referrals through 1-800-DIVORCE.  It’s a good bargain.

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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.