There are so many divorce attorneys in Lakeside. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Lakeside Florida and click Search. You’ll get an extended listing of divorce attorneys in and near Lakeside.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all let you know within their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
In the event that you click through to the web sites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. Each of them have the exact same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each of them tell you 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 indicates 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 an attorney of proven higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Lakeside.
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 advisable to remember 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 is not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that attorney. 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 attorneys in Lakeside are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who does not have any necessary information about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not let you know 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 several 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 telling you, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You never want your Lakeside divorce lawyer to pick up the telephone 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 realize what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Lakeside divorce attorney who shows 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 tells you about himself or herself. That type of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it might not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Lakeside. No one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Lakeside divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to locate 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 is reasonable to think that just how business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their own businesses would be the way s/he handles the difficulties and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the 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 take care of your own personal legal and economic interests when they do not 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 this lawyer.
So what’s a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the most effective family law brand in the world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Lakeside? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
So you do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you do not want to go with some me-too attorney who just blends in with every other divorce attorney in Leon County. Instead, you want a lawyer who handles himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will handle your case in the same manner.
However, there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard family law 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 cases than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in family law and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability component. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their local competitors pay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have flat fee unbundled services like a case review package, where you will not only have your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the services your case really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, maybe the foremost financial indicator for you to take advantage of is that due to the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you say to a friend or relative who needs similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll 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) 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 case.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. You do not 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 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 attorney . S/he is exactly the type of Lakeside divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Lakeside.
Of course, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and affordable divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce buyers 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 seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just throw a dart at a map.
But now we should also tell you a little about the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most typical is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less typical.
In a typical family law case, there will be multiple family law services offered – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be pursued at the same time.
Following are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law services, though these are not unimportant.
If there is one or more minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be resolved and be determined by legal court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Obviously, child custody can be stressful topics for the parties.
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 topic is a question of ascertaining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parents and the percentages of physical custody of both parties or alternativelyif it is a situation of either confirming or modification of an existing child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Lakeside has you covered.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in other marriages, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the concern of the court to make sure that the financial positions of the parties after the divorce is final are kept as much as is possible the same as the financial standard of living the parties enjoyed during the marriage.
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 disagree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective option to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, both of you meet with a professional, neutral mediator to discuss and resolve the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Such sessions frequently occur in a neutral office situation, though you might also be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Lakeside, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both spouses agree that they want a divorce and that no one will legally fight the divorce or any of its constituent parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In most cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces can be completed much sooner than for fought divorces.
You might sue for divorce believing that the case will be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not happen often, but it does happen.
You will want to inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not appropriate in ALL uncontested divorces.
The important factor in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the very start 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.