You will find far too many divorce attorneys in Southgate. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Southgate Michigan and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near Southgate.
You’ll observe that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all inform 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 websites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. Each of them have the exact same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each 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 don’t prove it, it means nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You want a lawyer of proven higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Southgate.
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 practically nothing to do with the specific performance of the individual lawyer. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that lawyer. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that if you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Southgate are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI lawyer who doesn’t have necessary information about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good 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 does not inform 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.
You’ll also observe 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 letting you know, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Southgate divorce lawyer to grab the phone 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 at this time, as you read this, only you know what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Southgate divorce lawyer 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 lawyer informs you about himself or herself. That form of self-praise means nothing to you. It might be accurate, but it might not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Southgate. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Southgate divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to locate YOUR divorce lawyer? Look at how each divorce lawyer handles his / 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 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 how each lawyer positions and promotes their own law practice will be a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a lawyer 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 lawyer. 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 such a lawyer.
So what is an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce lawyer who has seized the most effective 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 Southgate? How about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to possess one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
So you don’t want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you don’t want to go with some non-descript lawyer who simply stands in line with every other divorce lawyer in Wayne County. You want a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business decisively 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 also 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 a lot of divorce cases are usually better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in family law and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have flat fee a la carte service packages like a document review package, where you will not only know your total cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your divorce actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, maybe the best financial factor for you to consider is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you say to a friend or relative who needs similar legal assistance 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 lawyer for years to come. S/he badly 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 will 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. Make 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 real good job done in your divorce.
Only a good job will lead to future referrals. And you don’t have 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 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 at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is exactly the kind of Southgate divorce lawyer you are looking for.
All of the above advice tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in finding the best divorce lawyer for you in Southgate.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and affordable divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you something with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just throw a dart at a map.
But now we should also tell you a little about the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most typical is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less typical.
In a typical family law matter, there might well be multiple family law services offered – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service offering if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law service offerings, though these are not unimportant.
If there are minor children of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to be addressed and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always regarded by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be stressful topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable results of a child custody litigation will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also likely to be stressful. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being as well as fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of ascertaining the correct dollar figure of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parents and the ratios of physical custody of both parties or if it is a matter of confirming or adjustment of an existing child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Southgate has you covered.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the concern of the court to make sure that the financial outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are kept as much as is feasible the same as the financial standard of living the spouses enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
When spouses cannot agree, 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 battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you both confer with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss and finalize the areas of disagreement in your case. Mediation sessions frequently occur in a neutral office situation, though you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Southgate, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that no one will contest the case or any of its parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all cases, the divorce process for uncontested will be finalized in a much shorter time than for contested divorces.
You could file for divorce believing the process will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This does not happen frequently, 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 factor in uncontested divorces is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the beginning in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or requires some additional family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the 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.