You will find way too many divorce lawyers in South Jacksonville. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter South Jacksonville Florida and click Search. You’ll see an extended list of divorce lawyers in and near South Jacksonville.
You’ll observe that all those lawyers look and sound the same. They will all tell you in their short identical Avvo blurbs 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 to the websites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. Each of them have the same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each 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 don’t want to hear 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 very wise legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You want a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in South Jacksonville.
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 specific 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 founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the small information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in South Jacksonville are obviously not going to write testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI lawyer who has no necessary information about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not 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’ll also observe that several 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|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your South Jacksonville divorce lawyer to grab the telephone 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 right now, as you read this, only you know what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local South Jacksonville divorce lawyer who demonstrates to you some kind of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates his or her abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer informs you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It may 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 lawyer in South Jacksonville. No-one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best South Jacksonville divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to find YOUR divorce lawyer? Look at how each divorce lawyer 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 assume that just how 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 take care of your own legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their very own business interests?
So look carefully at each lawyer. 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 lawyer who has seized the very best family law brand in the world? How about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in South Jacksonville? How about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to have a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
You don’t want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you don’t want to go with some me-too lawyer who simply blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Duval County. You want a lawyer who represents his or her own law practice business creatively because that means s/he will handle your divorce in the same manner.
However, there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best family law marketing brand in the world. Think also 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 many more cases than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces are usually better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness component. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced case acquisition cost than their lawyer competitors mustpay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have flat fee a la carte services like a document review package, where you will not only know your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, perhaps the foremost financial factor for you to take advantage of is that due to the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you say to a friend or relative who needs the same help in the future? You’ll just 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 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 use that knowledge to your advantage. Make 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 real good job done in your case.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. You don’t have 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. Be sure to tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 lawyer . S/he is exactly the type of South Jacksonville divorce lawyer you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in South Jacksonville.
Of course, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most cost-effective divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you something with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We didn’t just toss a dart at a local map.
But now we should also tell you something the most common family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law case, there might well be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested currently.
Here are perhaps the most frequent additional family law service offerings, though these are not unimportant.
If there are minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be addressed and resolved and become determined by legal court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property or debt division. Obviously, child custody can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm grasp of what the probable outcome of a child custody litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being as well as justice.
Whether your child support issue is a matter of ascertaining the correct or fair amount of child support that should be paid, based upon the incomes of the parties and the percentages of primary physical custody of each parent or alternativelyif it is a matter of either confirming or modification of an existing child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in South Jacksonville can handle the case.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important topic. It will be the job of the court to make sure that the financial positions of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible the same as the standard of living the spouses enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Even when divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse meet with a professional, neutral mediator to discuss and finalize the areas of disagreement in your case. Such sessions often take place in a neutral office situation, but you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in South Jacksonville, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web 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 case or any of its constituent issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all cases, the court process for uncontested can be finalized in a much shorter time than in contested divorces.
You could sue for divorce thinking that the case should be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This doesn’t happen often, 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 EVERY uncontested divorce.
The main consideration in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the very beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just requires some additional family law services.
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.