You will find so many divorce lawyers in Evanston. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Evanston Ohio and click Search. You’ll see a very long listing of divorce lawyers in and near Evanston.
You’ll observe that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They’ll all let you know inside their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “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 internet sites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. Each of them have the same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each 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 don’t want to listen to 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 attorney. You need a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Evanston.
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 know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has absolutely nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Evanston are obviously not going to publish testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI attorney who has no necessary knowledge about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not let you know 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.
You can also observe that several divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You could 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Evanston 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 very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So right now, as you read this, only you know what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Evanston divorce attorney who shows 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 might be accurate, but it may not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Evanston. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Evanston 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’s reasonable to assume that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their 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 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 take care of your own legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each attorney. 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 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 Evanston? 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 kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
So you don’t need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you don’t need to go with a me-too attorney who simply blends in with every other divorce attorney in Hamilton County. Instead, you need a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business boldly because that means s/he will look after your case in the same manner.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard family law marketing brand on the planet. Think 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 more divorces than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorce cases tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in family law and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability component. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their local competitors mustpay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have flat fee a la carte services such as a case review legal services offering, 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 lawyers also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps the foremost economic indicator for you to consider is that because of the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you say to a friend or relative who needs similar legal assistance 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 case they don’t pay anything for. 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 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 attorney 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 good job will lead to future referrals. You don’t have 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 fill in the form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the kind of Evanston divorce attorney you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Evanston.
Obviously, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and affordable divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you a little with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just toss a dart at a map.
But now we should also tell you something the typical family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical family law case, there might well be many family law services offered – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service offering if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be pursued currently.
Here 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 resolved and be determined by legal court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property or debt division. Clearly, child custody and visitation can be emotional issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better impression of what the likely outcome of a child custody litigation 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 going forward and fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a question of determining the correct or fair amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parents and the ratios of physical care,custody and control of both parties or alternativelyif it is a situation of enforcement or modification of a current child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Evanston can handle the case.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a long term marriage, but also in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical matter. It will be the job of the court to assure that the relative economic positions of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible the same as the economic 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.
When spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation.
In mediation, you both meet with a trained, neutral mediator to weigh up and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions frequently occur in an informal office setting, though you may also be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Evanston, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree that they want a divorce and that neither spouse will fight the divorce or any of its constituent issues.
In most cases, the court process for uncontested will be finalized in a much shorter time than in fought divorces.
You could file for divorce believing that the process will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This doesn’t occur frequently, 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 ALL uncontested divorces.
The main factor in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the very beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or requires additional 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.