You will find far too many divorce attorneys in Lancaster. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Lancaster South Carolina and click Search. You’ll get a very long list of divorce attorneys in and near Lancaster.
You’ll notice that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all tell 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 through to the web sites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have the exact 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 listen to any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, it 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 need an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Lancaster.
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 nothing at all to do with the specific performance of the individual attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that if you hover over the small information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Lancaster are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary understanding of the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not tell 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.
Additionally you will notice 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 many 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 will want divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Lancaster 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 different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, as you read this, only you understand what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Lancaster divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some kind 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 could be accurate, but it may not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Lancaster. No-one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Lancaster divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to find YOUR divorce attorney? Look at how each divorce attorney 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 think that just how business people (like lawyers) handle the issues and challenges in their very own businesses would be the way s/he handles the issues 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 attorney positions and promotes their own law practice is a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to deal with your own 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 this lawyer.
So what’s a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce attorney who has seized the best 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 Lancaster? What about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re looking for?
So you do not need to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not need to hire a non-descript attorney who just blends in with every other divorce attorney in Lancaster County. You need a lawyer who handles himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will look after your case in the same manner.
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 attorney.
1-800-DIVORCE brings your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney many more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases are usually better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness factor. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their lawyer competitors mustpay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee unbundled services like a document review legal services offering, where you will not only know your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
However, maybe the best financial indicator for you to consider is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who is in need of the same help in the future? You’ll just be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the gold for the lawyer – a free case. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are the icing on the cake to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney 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 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. Be 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 real 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. Tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney did not 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 below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the kind of Lancaster divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above information tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Lancaster.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
But now we ought to tell you something 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 case, there might well be many family law services provided – 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 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 are minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to be addressed and resolved and become determined by legal court orders.
Child custody is always considered by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Obviously, 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 probable results of a child custody and parenting action will 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 matter of economic survival as well as just plain fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the correct amount of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical care,custody and control of both parties or if it is a situation of enforcement or modification of a current child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Lancaster has you covered.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form below.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the concern of the court to require that the relative financial outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible the same as the standard of living the spouses 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 expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, you both confer with a trained, neutral mediator to weigh up and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions frequently occur in a neutral office setting, but 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 Lancaster, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that no one will legally contest the divorce or any of its constituent parts.
In almost all cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces can be finalized in a much shorter time than for fought divorces.
You might sue for divorce believing that the proceeding should be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse will. This doesn’t happen often, but it happens.
You will want to inquire of 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 cost-effective lawyer on your side from the beginning just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or needs 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.