There are far too many divorce attorneys in Sterling. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Sterling Virginia and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy list of divorce attorneys in and near Sterling.
You’ll observe that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all tell you in 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.
If you click through to the websites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have the same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all 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 don’t 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 lawyer. You need a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Sterling.
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 practically nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual lawyer. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that if you hover over the small information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Sterling are obviously not going to write 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 doesn’t have necessary information about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t tell 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 can also observe that several divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You may 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 want a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Sterling divorce lawyer to pick up the telephone to you when she’s just been focusing on 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 that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Sterling divorce lawyer who demonstrates to you some kind 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 kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it could not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Sterling. No-one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Sterling 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’s reasonable to believe that just how 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 exactly the 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 is a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a lawyer to deal with your own 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 fake 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? 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 Sterling? How about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to have a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re searching for?
So you don’t need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you don’t need to go with some non-descript lawyer who just stands in line with every other divorce lawyer in Loudoun County. You need a lawyer who represents his or her own law practice business boldly because that means s/he will handle your divorce the same way.
But there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best 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 divorces than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost component. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced case acquisition cost than their local lawyer competitors pay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many additionally have fixed fee a la carte service packages such as a document review package, where you will not only have your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your situation really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But maybe the foremost economic indicator for you to consider 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 legal assistance in the future? You’ll just say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the payoff 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 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 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 understands 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 divorce.
Only a great job will lead to future referrals. You don’t have 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. Be sure to tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer did not 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 exactly the type of Sterling divorce lawyer you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in finding the best divorce lawyer for you in Sterling.
Of course, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and affordable divorce attorneys and introducing 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 needed to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We didn’t just throw a dart at a local map.
So right now we ought to tell you something the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law case, there will be many family law services offered – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested currently.
Following are perhaps the most frequent additional family law service offerings, though these are not unimportant.
If there is one or more minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be addressed and resolved and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody is 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 emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the likely outcome of a child custody action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also likely to be stressful. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward as well as just plain fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of ascertaining the correct or fair amount of child support that should be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of primary physical care,custody and control of both parties or alternativelyif it is a matter of either enforcement or adjustment of an existing child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Sterling has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a lengthy marriage, but additionally in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the concern of the court to assure that the relative economic outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible the same as the economic standard of living the spouses 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 doesn’t have to be a big fight. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you both confer with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions frequently occur in an informal office setting, but you may also be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Sterling, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that no one will contest the divorce or any of its component parts.
In many cases, the court process for uncontested divorces will be completed in a much shorter time than in fought divorces.
You could sue for divorce thinking the case will be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse will. This doesn’t happen often, but it does happen consistently
You should 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 EVERY uncontested divorce.
The main consideration in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and affordable lawyer on your side from the very start just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires additional family law services.
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.