There are so many divorce attorneys in Fort Wayne. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Fort Wayne Michigan and click Search. You’ll see a very long list of divorce attorneys in and near Fort Wayne.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all inform you inside their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to the web sites of these 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 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 know any of that noise. If they do not prove it, this 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 need an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Fort Wayne.
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 remember 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 think, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the little information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Fort Wayne are obviously not going to publish testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary knowledge about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their 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 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 realize 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Fort Wayne divorce lawyer to grab 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 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 Fort Wayne divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some type of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their 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 seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Fort Wayne. No-one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Fort Wayne 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 assume that just how 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 exactly 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 would have been 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 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 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 very 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 Fort Wayne? What about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re looking for?
You do not need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you do not need to go with a non-descript attorney who simply blends in with all other divorce attorney in Wayne County. You need a lawyer who represents himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will look after your divorce the same way.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard 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 many more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorce cases are usually better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost factor. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their local competitors pay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee a la carte services such as a document review package, where you will not only know your total fee up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But maybe the foremost financial indicator for you to consider 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 needs the same help in the future? You’ll 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) will be 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 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 use that knowledge to your 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 expect to have a real good job done in your divorce.
Only a good job will lead to future referrals. And you do not have to be nasty or mean about that fact. 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 at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the type of Fort Wayne divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Fort Wayne.
Obviously, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and affordable divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce buyers 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 finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a map.
But now we ought to tell you something the usual family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law case, there will be multiple family law services offered – 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 requested at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most common secondary family law services, though these are not unimportant.
If there is one or more minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be addressed and resolved and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Clearly, child custody can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable results of a child custody action will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward as well as justice.
Whether your child support topic is a question of determining the correct amount of child support that should be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of primary physical custody of both parties or if it is a situation of either confirming or adjustment of a current child support amount, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Fort Wayne can handle the case.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important issue. It will be the concern of the judge to make sure that the relative financial outcomes of the parties after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible identical to the financial standard of living the parties experienced during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Even when divorcing spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many couples, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, you both confer with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss and resolve the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions often occur in a neutral office situation, but 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 attorney in Fort Wayne, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
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 component parts.
In most cases, the court process for uncontested will be completed in a much shorter time than in litigated divorces.
You could file for divorce believing that the process will be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not happen frequently, but it does happen.
You will want to ask 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 an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the very start in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires some additional family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web 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.