There are way too many divorce lawyers in Mountain Brook. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Mountain Brook South Carolina and click Search. You’ll get an extended listing of divorce lawyers in and near Mountain Brook.
You’ll observe that all those lawyers look and sound the same. They’ll all tell you in their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click through to the internet sites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. They all have the same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all tell you various almost identical qualities about themselves. The problem is that not one of them can prove a single claim they make. You don’t want to listen to any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, this means nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You want an attorney of proven higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Mountain Brook.
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 lawyer. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Mountain Brook are obviously not going to write testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI lawyer who does not have any necessary knowledge about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t tell you how good or affordable any lawyer actually is.
And yes, you do want a cheap divorce lawyer 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 lawyer through 1-800-DIVORCE, but let’s face it, if you have an uncontested divorce, you WANT a cheap divorce lawyer.
You will 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 many 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 lawyer who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Mountain Brook 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 at this time, as you read this, only you understand what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Mountain Brook divorce lawyer who shows you some sort of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates his or her abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer tells you about himself or herself. That form of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it could not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Mountain Brook. No one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Mountain Brook divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to locate YOUR divorce lawyer? Look at how each divorce lawyer 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 problems and challenges in their very own businesses will be the way s/he handles the problems and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So how each lawyer 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 lawyer to handle your own personal legal and economic interests when they do not even look after their very own business interests?
So look carefully at each lawyer. 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’s no dynamic or creative insight or spark in such a lawyer.
So what is a typical example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce lawyer who has seized the most effective family law brand in the world? What about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Mountain Brook? What about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to have one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
So you don’t want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you don’t want to hire a me-too lawyer who simply blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Richland County. You want a lawyer who handles himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will handle your interests in the same manner.
However, there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law marketing brand in the world. Think about what else 1-800-DIVORCE means – to you AND to your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer.
1-800-DIVORCE brings your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost component. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their local lawyer competitors pay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have flat fee a la carte service packages such as a document review legal services offering, where you will not only have your total cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your divorce really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, perhaps the best economic 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 say to a friend or relative who needs similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the gold for the lawyer – a free case. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) will be the icing on the cake to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 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 use that knowledge to your advantage. Be sure that your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer knows 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 divorce.
Only a great job will bring those free referrals. You don’t need to be nasty or mean about that reality. Just state it as a business proposition. Your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer will know it’s true. Tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 complete the web form at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is exactly the type of Mountain Brook divorce lawyer you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in finding the best divorce lawyer for you in Mountain Brook.
Obviously, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and affordable divorce attorneys and introducing them to divorce consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you something with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We didn’t just toss a dart at a map.
So now we should also tell you something the usual family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical family law matter, there might well be multiple family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service offering if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be pursued currently.
Following are perhaps the most common secondary family law service offerings, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there are minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be resolved and be determined by legal court orders.
Child custody is always regarded 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 stressful topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm grasp of what the likely results of a child custody and parenting litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward as well as fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a question of ascertaining the correct amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parents and the percentages of physical care,custody and control of each parent or if it is a matter of either confirming or modification of a current child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Mountain Brook can handle the case.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the concern of the judge to ensure that the relative economic positions of the parties after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible identical to the economic 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.
When divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective option to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse confer with a trained, neutral mediator to weigh up and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions often occur in an informal office situation, but you may alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Mountain Brook, 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 no one will contest the divorce or any of its parts.
In many cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces will be completed in a much shorter time than in litigated divorces.
You could sue for divorce thinking that the case will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This doesn’t occur frequently, but it happens consistently
You should inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The important factor in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your team from the very start in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just requires some 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.