There are so many divorce attorneys in Detroit. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Detroit Michigan and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near Detroit.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all tell you inside their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to web sites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have exactly the 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 do not prove it, it indicates 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 lawyer. You want a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Detroit.
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 practically nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual lawyer. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that lawyer. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the small information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Detroit are obviously not going to create testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI lawyer who does not have any necessary information about the lawyer 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 lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t tell you 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.
Additionally you will realize that many of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You could 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Detroit divorce lawyer to pick up the telephone 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 right now, as you read this, only you understand what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Detroit divorce lawyer 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 lawyer tells you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it may not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Detroit. No-one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Detroit 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 believe that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their own businesses would be the way s/he handles the difficulties 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 personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each lawyer. 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’s no dynamic or creative insight or spark in such a lawyer.
So what is a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce lawyer who has seized the very best family law brand in the whole world? How about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Detroit? How about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to possess one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re searching for?
You do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you do not want to go with some me-too lawyer who just stands in line with all other divorce lawyer in Wayne County. Instead, you want a lawyer who represents himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will handle your divorce the same way.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best 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 more cases 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 lawyer who is well-versed in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability component. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer flat fee a la carte service packages such as a case review package, where you will not only know your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But maybe the best financial factor for you to take advantage of 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 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 lawyer 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 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 lawyer 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 lead to future referrals. And 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. Tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 fill in the form at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is just the kind of Detroit divorce lawyer you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in Detroit.
Obviously, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you a little about what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We didn’t just throw a dart at a local map.
So now we should also tell you a little about the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most typical is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law case, there might well be many family law services offered – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most common secondary family law service offerings, which is not to say that they are any less important.
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 regarded by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property or debt division. Clearly, child custody can be stressful issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm impression of what the likely outcome of a child custody and parenting litigation would likely 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 concern of financial well-being and just plain fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a question of determining the correct amount of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the percentages of physical custody of both parties or alternativelyif it is a matter of either confirming or adjustment of a current child support, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Detroit can handle the case.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form below.
Often in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, spousal support can be a critical matter. It will be the job of the court to ensure that the relative financial positions of the parties after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is feasible identical to the financial standard of living the parties enjoyed during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Even 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 option to battling it out in court.
In mediation, you both meet with a trained, un-biased mediator to weigh up and finalize the areas of disagreement in your case. Such sessions frequently occur in an informal office situation, though you may alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Detroit, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will contest the case or any of its constituent issues.
In many cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces will be completed much sooner than in litigated divorces.
You may sue for divorce believing the process should be uncontested, but find later that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t happen frequently, but it happens.
You should 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 uncontested divorces is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the start in case your uncontested divorce blows up or perhaps just needs extra 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.