You will find way too many divorce attorneys in Tallahassee. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Tallahassee Florida and click Search. You’ll get a very long listing of divorce attorneys in and near Tallahassee.
You’ll notice that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all inform you inside their short identical Avvo blurbs 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 those 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 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 know any of that noise. If they do not prove it, it means 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 need an attorney of proven higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Tallahassee.
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 be aware 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 type of performance metric by that lawyer. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that if you hover over the small information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Tallahassee are obviously not going to publish testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI lawyer who has no necessary knowledge about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t inform 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 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 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 notice 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’ll need a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You never want your Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee divorce lawyer who shows you some kind of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer tells 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 seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Tallahassee. No-one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Tallahassee 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 the way in which 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 exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So how each lawyer positions and promotes their 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 personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their 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’s no dynamic or creative insight or spark in such a lawyer.
So what’s a good 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 whole world? How about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Tallahassee? How about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
You don’t need to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you don’t need to hire some me-too lawyer who simply blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Leon County. Instead, you need a lawyer who handles himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will look after your interests 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 lawyer.
1-800-DIVORCE brings your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer many more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability component. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their local competitors pay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many additionally offer fixed fee unbundled services like a case 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 actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
However, maybe the foremost economic indicator for you to take advantage of is that due to the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you say to a friend or relative who is in need of the same help in the future? You’ll just 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 free business 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 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 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 case.
Only a great job will lead to future referrals. And you don’t need to be nasty or mean about that fact. 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 below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is just the kind of Tallahassee divorce lawyer you are seeking.
All of the above advice tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce lawyer for you in Tallahassee.
Obviously, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most affordable divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you a little concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
So right now we ought to tell you a little about the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law case, there will be multiple family law services offered – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone 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 must be addressed 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 impression of what the probable resolution of a child custody action will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web 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 determining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support that should be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of primary physical custody of each party or alternativelyif it is a situation of enforcement or modification of an existing child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Tallahassee can handle the case.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Usually in a long term marriage, but additionally in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the job of the court to ensure that the economic positions of the parties after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is feasible identical to the financial standard of living the parties experienced while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
When spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to be a big fight. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse confer with a professional, un-biased mediator to weigh up and finalize the issues in your case. Such sessions often occur in an informal office setting, but you might alternatively be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Tallahassee, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will contest the case or any of its parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many cases, the court process for uncontested will be completed in a much shorter time than in contested divorces.
You may sue for divorce thinking the proceeding will be uncontested, but find later that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t occur frequently, but it does happen.
You should 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 suitable in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The important factor in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the beginning just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or needs some additional family law services.
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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.