You will find way too many divorce attorneys in Oakton. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Oakton Virginia and click Search. You’ll get an extended list of divorce attorneys in and near Oakton.
You’ll notice that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all inform you in their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to the websites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. Each of them have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each of them inform you 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 hear any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, this means nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Oakton.
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 know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has nothing at all to do with the specific performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that attorney. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that should you hover over the small information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Oakton are obviously not going to create testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary knowledge about the attorney 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 attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not 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 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’ll also notice that several divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You could have found them on Avvo’s divorce page, but many 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 want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You never want your Oakton 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 understand what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Oakton divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some sort of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the attorney tells you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it may not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Oakton. No one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Oakton divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to locate 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 is reasonable to believe that the way 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 exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So just how each attorney 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 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 is no dynamic or creative insight or spark in such a lawyer.
So what is a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the best 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 Oakton? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to go with a non-descript attorney who simply stands in line with every other divorce attorney in Fairfax County. You want a lawyer who handles himself or herself decisively because that means s/he will look after your interests the same way.
However, there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best divorce 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 divorces than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases are usually better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee a la carte service packages like a case review package, where you will not only know your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
However, perhaps the best economic factor for you to take advantage of is that due to the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who needs the same legal assistance in the future? You’ll just be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after 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) will be the icing on the cake to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney for many years to come. S/he 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 may 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 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 good job will lead to future referrals. And you do not need 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. Be sure to 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 just the type of Oakton divorce attorney you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in finding the best divorce attorney for you in Oakton.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most cost-effective divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you a little about what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
So now we should also tell you a little about the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical family law case, there might well be multiple 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 currently.
Here are perhaps the most common additional family law service offerings, 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 resolved 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 other connected topics such as property or debt division. Obviously, child custody can be stressful issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm grasp of what the likely results of a child custody and parenting action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival as well as fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a question of ascertaining the fair dollar figure of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical custody of both parties or if it is a situation of confirming or modification of a current child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Oakton can handle the case.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important topic. It will be the job of the judge to ensure that the relative economic positions of the spouses after the divorce are kept as much as is possible identical to the financial standard of living the spouses experienced during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
When divorcing spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many couples, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse meet with a professional, neutral mediator to discuss and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions often take place in an informal office setting, though you may also 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 Oakton, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that neither spouse will legally fight the divorce or any of its parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all instances, the divorce process for uncontested divorces will be finalized in a much shorter time than in fought divorces.
You could file for divorce thinking the case will be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not occur frequently, but it does happen 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 suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The main consideration in uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your team from the very start just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just requires extra family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
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.