There are way too many divorce attorneys in Newtown. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Newtown Virginia and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near Newtown.
You’ll realize that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all inform you in their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click through to the web sites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. All of them have the same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All of them 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 do not want to know any of that noise. If they do not prove it, it indicates nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Newtown.
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 absolutely nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to think, 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 small information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Newtown are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI attorney who has no necessary knowledge about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his or her 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 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 will also realize that many 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 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 do not want your Newtown divorce lawyer to grab 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 today, as you read this, only you know what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Newtown 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 informs you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It might be accurate, but it could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Newtown. No one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Newtown divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to find 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’s reasonable to think that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their own businesses will be the way s/he handles the difficulties 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 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 an 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 Newtown? What about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to possess one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re looking for?
So you don’t want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you don’t want to go with a non-descript attorney who just stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Rockingham County. Instead, you want a lawyer who handles 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 gold standard divorce marketing brand on the planet. Think also 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 divorces than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces are usually better at handling divorces 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 an affordability factor. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced case acquisition cost than their competitors pay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer flat fee unbundled services like a case review package, where you will not only have your total fee up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, perhaps the best financial factor 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 similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a case they don’t pay anything for. That and all of your other referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are the icing on the cake 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 case acquisition cost way down. They will 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 divorce.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. And you don’t have to be nasty or mean about that fact. 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 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 at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the type of Newtown divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above advice tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Newtown.
Obviously, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most affordable divorce attorneys and introducing them to divorce consumers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you something about what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just throw a dart at a local map.
So now we should also tell you a little about the most common family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical family law case, there might well be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued currently.
Following are perhaps the most common secondary family law services, though these are not unimportant.
If there are minor children of the marriage, 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 important than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Clearly, child custody and visitation can be stressful issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm idea of what the probable outcome of a child custody and parenting action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Often, it is also a concern of financial well-being as well as fairness.
Whether your child support topic is a question of determining the correct dollar figure of child support that should be paid, based upon the incomes of the parents and the ratios of physical care,custody and control of each parent or alternativelyif it is a situation of enforcement or adjustment of a current child support amount, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Newtown has you covered.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form below.
Often in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the concern of the judge to make sure that the financial positions of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible identical to the economic standard of living the spouses experienced while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
When divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse meet with a professional, un-biased mediator to discuss and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions frequently occur in an informal office setting, but you may also be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Newtown, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that no one will fight the divorce or any of its constituent parts.
In almost all cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces will be finalized much sooner than in litigated divorces.
You could sue for divorce believing that the case will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t happen frequently, but it happens consistently
You should ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The important consideration in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your side from the very beginning in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires additional family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web 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.