There are far too many divorce attorneys in Englewood. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Englewood Florida and click Search. You’ll get an extended listing of divorce attorneys in and near Englewood.
You’ll notice that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all inform you within 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.
In the event that you click through to the internet sites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have exactly 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 really prove it, it means nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want a lawyer of proven higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Englewood.
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 know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has practically 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 type of performance metric by that attorney. It is dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the little information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Englewood are obviously not going to write testimonials for his or her 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 understanding of 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 doesn’t 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 can 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 many of these lawyers also handle bankruptcy, DUI, personal injury, crime, car-wreck, immigration, social security disability, etc. They’re suggesting, “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 Englewood 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 realize what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Englewood divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some type 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 form of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it may not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Englewood. No one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Englewood 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 believe that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their own businesses will be the way s/he handles the problems and challenges in your case.
People generally bring exactly the same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So how each attorney 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 attorney to deal with your own 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 phony 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 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 Englewood? What about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to hire some me-too attorney who simply blends in with all other divorce attorney in Duval County. You want a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business creatively because that means s/he will handle your divorce in the same manner.
However, there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law marketing brand in the world. 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 more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness factor. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their local lawyer competitors pay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee unbundled service packages like a case review legal services offering, where you will not only know your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your divorce really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, maybe the foremost economic indicator for you to take advantage of is that because of the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you say to a friend or relative who is in need of similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the gold for the lawyer – a free case. That and all of your other referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) will be 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 cost of case acquisition way down. They may 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 take advantage. Make sure that your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney knows 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 great job will bring those free referrals. You do not need 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 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 kind of Englewood divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above advice tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Englewood.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and affordable divorce lawyers 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 needed to tell you some guidance about what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a local map.
So now we ought to tell you something the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common 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 if the divorce has already been done or will not be requested 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 have to be addressed and resolved and become the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or other connected topics 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 resolution of a child custody action will 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 and just plain fairness.
Whether your child support topic is a question of determining the fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical custody of each party or if it is a situation of enforcement or adjustment of a current child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Englewood can handle the case.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form below.
Usually in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical matter. It will be the concern of the court to ensure that the economic outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are kept as much as is possible identical to the financial standard of living the spouses experienced during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Even when divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse confer with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions frequently take place in a neutral office situation, though 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 attorney in Englewood, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are divorces 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 issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many instances, the court process for uncontested divorces will be finalized much sooner than for contested divorces.
You may file for divorce believing the proceeding should be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not 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. Bear in mind that these are not suitable in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The important consideration in uncontested divorces is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the start in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or needs some 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.