There are way too many divorce attorneys in Arlington. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Arlington Virginia and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near Arlington.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all let you know in their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click right through to the websites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. All of them have the exact same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All 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 never want to listen to any of that noise. If they don’t 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 lawyer. You need an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Arlington.
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 be aware 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’s not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that if you hover over the small information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Arlington are obviously not going to write testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI lawyer who has no necessary understanding of 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 his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not let you know 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 can also realize 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 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|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You will want divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You never want your Arlington divorce lawyer to pick up the telephone 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 know what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Arlington divorce lawyer who demonstrates to you some sort 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 type of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it might not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce lawyer in Arlington. No-one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Arlington divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to locate 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’s reasonable to think that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their own businesses would be the way s/he handles the problems 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 his or her own law practice would have been a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a lawyer to handle your own personal legal and economic interests when they do not even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each lawyer. If they ONLY stand in line at Avvo with a bogus 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 an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce lawyer who has seized the most effective family law brand in the world? What about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Arlington? What about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to have one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re looking for?
You don’t need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you don’t need to go with a me-too lawyer who just stands in line with every other divorce lawyer in Arlington County. You need a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business decisively because that means s/he will handle your case the same way.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard divorce marketing brand in the world. Think 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 more divorces than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness factor. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced case acquisition cost than their lawyer competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee unbundled services like a document review package, where you will not only have your total cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But maybe the foremost economic factor for you to take advantage of is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you be saying 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 took care of me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a case they don’t pay anything for. That and all of your other referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer for many 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 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 lawyer 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 bring those free referrals. And 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. 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 fill in the form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is exactly the type of Arlington divorce lawyer you are seeking.
All of the above information tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in Arlington.
Of course, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you a little with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just throw a dart at a 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 typical is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical 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 offering if the divorce has already been done or will not be requested at the same time.
Following are perhaps the most common additional family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there are minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be addressed and become determined by legal court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always regarded by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Obviously, child custody can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable outcome of a child custody and parenting action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The topic of child support is also potentially emotional. Often, it is also a concern of financial well-being and fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the fair amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parents and the percentages of primary physical custody of each parent or if it is a matter of enforcement or adjustment of an existing child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Arlington 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 at the bottom of this page.
Often in a long term marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the concern of the court to assure that the economic positions of the spouses after the divorce are kept 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 spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In mediation, you both meet with a trained, un-biased mediator to discuss and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions frequently take place in a neutral office setting, though you might alternatively be able to go through your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Arlington, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both spouses agree they want a divorce and that neither spouse will contest the divorce or any of its issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all instances, the court process for uncontested divorces will be finalized in a much shorter time than for litigated divorces.
You may sue for divorce believing the case will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This doesn’t happen often, but it happens consistently
You will want to ask 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 main factor in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the very start in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or needs some 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.