There are far too many divorce lawyers in Reading. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Reading Ohio and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy list of divorce lawyers in and near Reading.
You’ll notice that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They will all inform you in their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click right through to web sites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. All of them have the 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 don’t want to know any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, it indicates nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Reading.
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 wise to remember that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has absolutely 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 kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that should you hover over the small information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Reading 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 a local DUI attorney who does not have any necessary understanding of the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his or her 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 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’ll also notice 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You will want divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Reading divorce lawyer to grab the telephone to you when she’s just been focusing on a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, 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 Reading divorce attorney 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 attorney tells you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it could not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Reading. No one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Reading 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 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 the exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So just how each attorney 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 attorney 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 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 is no dynamic or creative insight or spark in such a lawyer.
So what’s an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce attorney who has seized the most effective family law brand in the world? What about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Reading? What about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
You do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you do not want to go with some me-too attorney who just stands in line with every other divorce attorney in Hamilton County. You want a lawyer who handles himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will handle your divorce in the same manner.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best family law marketing brand in the world. 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 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 family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost component. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their lawyer competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee unbundled services such as a case review package, where you will not only know your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the services your case actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
But maybe the best financial factor 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 is in need of similar help in the future? You’ll just 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. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are 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 will 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 attorney knows that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you expect to have a very good job done in your case.
Only a great job will bring those free referrals. 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 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 below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the type of Reading divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Reading.
Of course, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most affordable divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a map.
But now we should also tell you a little about the most common family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law matter, there will be multiple family law services provided – 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 at the same time.
Following are perhaps the most common secondary family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there is one or more minor children of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to be addressed and resolved and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always regarded by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property division. Obviously, child custody can be stressful issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the likely outcome of a child custody litigation will 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 matter of economic survival as well as justice.
No matter whether your child support issue is a question of ascertaining the correct amount of child support to be paid, based upon the incomes of the parents and the percentages of primary physical care,custody and control of each parent or alternativelyif it is a situation of confirming or adjustment of a current child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Reading has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Usually in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important topic. It will be the concern of the court to require that the relative financial positions of the parties after the divorce are kept as much as is possible the same as the financial standard of living the parties experienced while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
When divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, both of you confer with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions frequently take place in a neutral office setting, though you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Reading, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will legally contest the divorce or any of its constituent issues.
In most cases, the court process for uncontested divorces can be finalized in a much shorter time than in litigated divorces.
You may file for divorce thinking the case will be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t happen frequently, but it happens.
You should 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 suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The main consideration in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and affordable lawyer on your side from the beginning just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires some extra family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web 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.