There are far too many divorce attorneys in Lawrence. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Lawrence Indiana and click Search. You’ll see a very long listing of divorce attorneys in and near Lawrence.
You’ll observe that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all let you know inside 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 web sites of those attorneys , 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 means 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 a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Lawrence.
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 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 lets you know that if you hover over the small information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Lawrence are obviously not going to create testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary knowledge about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their 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 observe that several 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 telling you, “Hey, we do a|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You never want your Lawrence 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 very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, 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 Lawrence divorce attorney who shows you some kind of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their 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 might be accurate, but it could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Lawrence. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Lawrence 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 is reasonable to think that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their very own businesses will 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 their 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 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 most effective 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 Lawrence? How about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to possess a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You don’t need to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you don’t need to hire some non-descript attorney who just stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Marion County. Instead, you need a lawyer who represents his or her own law practice business creatively because that means s/he will look after your divorce in the same manner.
However, there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard family law marketing brand in the world. 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 more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorce cases are usually better at it 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 an affordability component. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their competitors mustpay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer flat fee unbundled service packages like a document review legal services offering, where you will not only have your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your divorce actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, perhaps the best economic indicator 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 say to a friend or relative who needs the same help in the future? You’ll just be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a free case. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) will be 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 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 very good job done in your case.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. And 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. Be sure to tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney did not have 1-800-DIVORCE, how would you refer people 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 just the type of Lawrence divorce attorney you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Lawrence.
Obviously, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and most cost-effective divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you a little about what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just toss a dart at a local map.
So now we ought to tell you a little about the usual family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less typical.
In a typical family law case, there might well be many family law services provided – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service offering if the divorce has already been done or will not be requested at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most frequent additional family law service offerings, 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 resolved and be determined by legal court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property or debt division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm impression of what the likely results 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 concern of financial well-being going forward as well as justice.
No matter whether your child support topic is a matter of ascertaining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of primary physical care,custody and control of each party or if it is a situation of either enforcement or modification of a current child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Lawrence has you covered.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be a critical topic. It will be the concern of the judge to require that the relative economic positions of the parties after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is possible identical to the standard of living the parties experienced 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 cannot agree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, both of you confer with a professional, un-biased mediator to weigh up and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Such sessions frequently take place in an informal office setting, but you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Lawrence, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will legally fight the divorce or any of its constituent parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In most cases, the divorce process for uncontested can be finalized much sooner than in fought divorces.
You might sue for divorce believing the process will be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse will. This does not happen often, but it happens.
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 appropriate in ALL uncontested divorces.
The main factor in uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your side from the very beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just requires additional family law assistance.
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.