You will find way too many divorce attorneys in Stockton. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Stockton Ohio and click Search. You’ll see an extended list of divorce attorneys in and near Stockton.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all let you know inside 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 internet sites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. All of them have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All 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 do not want to hear 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 lawyer. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Stockton.
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 be aware that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has absolutely nothing to do with the particular performance of the individual lawyer. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that should you hover over the little information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Stockton are obviously not going to write testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI lawyer who does not have any necessary knowledge about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t 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’ll also realize that a number of these 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|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You do not want your Stockton 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 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 Stockton divorce lawyer who shows you some sort of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer informs you about himself or herself. That form of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it might not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Stockton. No-one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Stockton 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 is reasonable to think that just how business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their very own businesses would be the way s/he handles the problems and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So how each lawyer positions and promotes their 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 very 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 is no dynamic or creative insight or spark in this lawyer.
So what’s a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce lawyer who has seized the very best 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 Stockton? What about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to have one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re looking for?
So you do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you do not want to go with a me-too lawyer who simply blends in with all other divorce lawyer in Butler County. Instead, you want a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business creatively because that means s/he will look after your divorce the same way.
However, there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard divorce marketing brand on the planet. 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 many more divorces than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases are usually 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 component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their local competitors pay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many additionally have flat fee a la carte services like a document review package, where you will not only know your total fee 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, maybe the best economic indicator for you to take advantage of is that due to the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who needs similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll just say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a free case. 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 lawyer for years to come. S/he 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 understands that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you want a very good job done in your divorce.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. You do not need 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 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 complete the web form at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is exactly the kind of Stockton divorce lawyer you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce lawyer for you in Stockton.
Obviously, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most affordable 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 lawyer. But we needed to tell you a little with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We didn’t just toss a dart at a local map.
So right now we should also tell you something the most common family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law matter, there will be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be pursued at the same time.
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 resolved and become the subject of court orders.
Child custody is 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 can be emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm idea of what the likely resolution 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. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being as well as fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the fair amount of child support that should be paid, based upon the incomes of the parents and the ratios of physical custody of both parties or if it is a situation of either enforcement or adjustment of an existing child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Stockton has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form below.
Often in a long term marriage, but additionally in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important topic. It will be the concern of the court to ensure that the relative economic positions of the parties after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible identical to the economic 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 be a big fight. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective option to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse meet with a professional, un-biased mediator to discuss and resolve the areas of disagreement in your case. Mediation sessions often take place in a neutral office situation, but you might alternatively be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Stockton, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree that they want a divorce and that neither spouse will fight the case or any of its parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many instances, the divorce process for uncontested divorces can be completed in a much shorter time than in litigated divorces.
You may sue for divorce thinking that the proceeding should be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t occur frequently, but it does happen consistently
You will want to inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not suitable in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The main consideration in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the beginning just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires some additional family law services.
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.