There are so many divorce attorneys in Highland Park. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Highland Park Louisiana and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near Highland Park.
You’ll notice that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all let you know in their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
In the event that you click right through to the web sites of those attorneys , 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 do not want to hear any of that noise. If they don’t really prove it, it means nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want a lawyer of proven higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Highland Park.
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 specific 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 founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that if you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Highland Park are obviously not going to publish testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who has no necessary information about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his or her 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 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.
You will also notice that many of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You might 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 attorney who handles only family law matters. You do not want your Highland Park 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 right now, as you read this, only you know what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Highland Park divorce attorney 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 attorney informs you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It might be accurate, but it could not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Highland Park. No one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Highland Park 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 the way business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their very own businesses will 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 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 legal and economic interests when they do not 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’s no dynamic or creative insight or spark in this lawyer.
So what is an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the most effective family law brand in the world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Highland Park? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
You do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to go with a me-too attorney who just stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Terrebonne Parish. You want a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business creatively because that means s/he will handle your case in the same manner.
However, there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier divorce 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 more cases than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases are usually better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in divorce 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 reduced cost of case acquisition than their local lawyer competitors pay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee unbundled services like a case review legal services offering, where you will not only have your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your divorce really 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 because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you be saying 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 free case. That and all of your other 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 take 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 want a very good job done in your divorce.
Only a great job will lead to future 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 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 exactly the kind of Highland Park divorce attorney you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Highland Park.
Of course, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and most cost-effective 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 had to tell you a little with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
So now we should also tell you a little about the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less typical.
In a typical family law case, there might well be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service offering if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued at the same time.
Following are perhaps the most frequent additional 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 must be resolved and be 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. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better impression of what the likely results of a child custody litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward and justice.
Whether your child support topic is a question of determining the correct amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical care,custody and control of each parent or if it is a situation of either confirming or modification of an existing child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Highland Park has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form at the bottom of this page.
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 make sure that the relative economic outcomes of the spouses after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is possible the same as the economic standard of living the spouses experienced 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 divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce does not 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, you both confer with a professional, neutral mediator to discuss and resolve the issues in your case. Such sessions often take place in an informal office setting, though you might alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Highland Park, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree that they want a divorce and that no one will legally contest the case or any of its component parts.
In almost all instances, the divorce process for uncontested divorces can be completed in a much shorter time than for litigated divorces.
You may file for divorce thinking that the proceeding should be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not occur often, but it does happen.
You will want to inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not suitable in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The main consideration in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the very start just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or requires some additional family law services.
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.