There are so many divorce lawyers in Northampton. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Northampton Virginia and click Search. You’ll get a very long list of divorce lawyers in and near Northampton.
You’ll notice that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They’ll all inform you inside their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click through to the web sites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. They all have the exact 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 listen to any of that noise. If they do not prove it, it indicates nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy marketing position 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 Northampton.
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 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 is not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Northampton 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 great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not 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.
You will also notice that many 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 letting you know, “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 Northampton divorce lawyer to grab the telephone 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 today, as you read this, only you know what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Northampton divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some type 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 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, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Northampton. No one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Northampton 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 believe that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the issues and challenges in their very own businesses would be the way s/he handles the issues 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 their own law practice is a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to handle your own 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 bogus 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? What about a divorce attorney who has seized the most effective family law brand in the whole world? What about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Northampton? What about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess one single word as their 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 don’t need to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you don’t need to hire a non-descript attorney who just blends in with every other divorce attorney in City of Hampton. You need a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business creatively because that means s/he will look after your interests in the same manner.
But there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best divorce 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 more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces tend to become 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 factor. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their competitors pay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee unbundled services such as a case review package, where you will not only know your complete cost 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 factor for you to take advantage of is that because of the memorability 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 legal assistance in the future? You’ll just be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a case they don’t pay anything for. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney for 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. Be 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 expect to have 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. 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 complete the web form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the type of Northampton divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above advice tells you what to avoid and what to look for in finding the best divorce attorney for you in Northampton.
Of course, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and most cost-effective divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce buyers 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 a little with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a map.
But now we ought to tell you something the usual family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law case, there might well be many family law services offered – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service offering if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued currently.
Following are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law service offerings, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there are minor children of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be resolved and be the subject of 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 firm impression of what the likely resolution of a child custody action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward and justice.
No matter whether your child support topic is a question of determining the fair amount of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical care,custody and control of each party or if it is a situation of confirming or modification of an existing child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Northampton can handle the case.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, spousal support can be an important topic. It will be the job of the judge to ensure that the relative financial outcomes of the parties after the divorce are maintained as much as is feasible the same as the economic standard of living the parties experienced during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
When spouses disagree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a professional, un-biased mediator to discuss and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions often occur in an informal office situation, but you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Northampton, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that neither spouse will legally contest the divorce or any of its constituent issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many instances, the court process for uncontested will be completed in a much shorter time than in contested divorces.
You may file for divorce thinking the proceeding should be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse will. This doesn’t occur frequently, but it does happen.
You should inquire of 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 main consideration in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and affordable lawyer on your side from the very beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs extra family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web 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.