There are so many divorce lawyers in Alexandria. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Alexandria Virginia and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy listing of divorce lawyers in and near Alexandria.
You’ll notice that all those lawyers 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 think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click through to web sites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. They all have the exact same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all tell you 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 don’t really prove it, this means 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 need a lawyer of proven higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Alexandria.
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 practically nothing to do with the particular 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 informs you that should you hover over the small information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Alexandria are obviously not going to create testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary understanding of the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their 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 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 attorney through 1-800-DIVORCE, but let’s face it, if you have an uncontested divorce, you WANT a cheap divorce lawyer.
Additionally you will 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 letting you know, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Alexandria divorce lawyer to grab the phone to you when she’s just been working on 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 realize what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Alexandria divorce attorney who shows you some type of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their 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 could be accurate, but it might not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Alexandria. No-one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Alexandria divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to find YOUR divorce attorney? Look at how each divorce attorney handles his / her law practice. Why? Because that’s how s/he will handle your divorce or other family law case.
It’s reasonable to assume that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their very own businesses will be the way s/he handles the difficulties 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 their own law practice would have been a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to deal with your own personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their very 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? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the most effective family law brand in the whole world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Alexandria? How about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re looking for?
You don’t need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you don’t need to go with a non-descript attorney who just blends in with all other divorce attorney in City of Alexandria. You need a lawyer who represents himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will look after your divorce the same way.
However, there’s 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 many more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces are usually 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. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their competitors pay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have flat fee a la carte service packages such as a document review package, where you will not only have your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your situation really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, maybe the best financial indicator 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 is in need of 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 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 use that knowledge to your advantage. Be 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 real 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 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 fill in the form at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the kind of Alexandria divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above information tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Alexandria.
Obviously, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and most cost-effective divorce attorneys and introducing them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you a little concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
But now we ought to tell you something the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less typical.
In a typical family law case, there will be multiple family law services provided – maybe 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 at the same time.
Following are perhaps the most frequent additional family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
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 is always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Clearly, child custody and visitation can be stressful topics for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better grasp of what the likely outcome of a child custody and parenting action will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also likely to be stressful. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being going forward as well as just plain fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a question of ascertaining the fair amount of child support to be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parents and the ratios of primary physical care,custody and control of each parent or if it is a matter of either enforcement or adjustment of an existing child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Alexandria can handle the case.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important topic. It will be the concern of the judge to ensure that the relative financial positions of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible the same as the financial standard of living the spouses enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Even when divorcing spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to expensive litigation.
In mediation, you and your spouse confer with a trained, un-biased mediator to weigh up and finalize the issues in your case. Mediation sessions frequently occur in a neutral office setting, but you may alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Alexandria, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both spouses agree they want a divorce and that no one will legally contest the case or any of its constituent issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all instances, the court process for uncontested can be completed in a much shorter time than in litigated divorces.
You may file for divorce believing the case will be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not happen often, but it happens consistently
You will want to 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 appropriate in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The important consideration in uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your team from the very beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs some extra family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the 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.