There are so many divorce attorneys in Andover. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Andover Kansas and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near Andover.
You’ll notice that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all let you know 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 through to web sites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. All of them have exactly 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 don’t really prove it, it indicates 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 a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Andover.
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 practically nothing to do with the particular performance of the individual attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the small information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Andover are obviously not going to publish testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI attorney who does not have any necessary knowledge about 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 his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t 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.
Additionally you will notice that many of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You may 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 want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Andover divorce lawyer to grab 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 today, as you read this, only you know what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Andover divorce attorney who shows you some type 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 may be accurate, but it could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Andover. No-one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Andover 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 assume that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the issues and challenges in their 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 his or her own law practice will be a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to deal with your personal legal and economic interests when they do not even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each attorney. 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 is no dynamic or creative insight or spark in this lawyer.
So what’s an 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 whole world? What about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Andover? What about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to possess a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You do not need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you do not need to go with some me-too attorney who simply stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Butler County. Instead, you need a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business boldly because that means s/he will handle your divorce the same way.
But there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law 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 competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in family law and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness factor. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their local competitors mustpay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many additionally have fixed fee unbundled service packages like a case review package, where you will not only have your total cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But maybe the best economic factor for you to consider is that due to the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you say to a friend or relative who is in need of the same 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) are free business 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 cost of case acquisition 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. Make 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 very good job done in your divorce.
Only a good 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. 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 at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the kind of Andover divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Andover.
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 introducing them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you some guidance about what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t 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 typical is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less typical.
In a typical family law case, there will be multiple 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, 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 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 other connected topics such as property or debt division. Obviously, child custody can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better grasp of what the likely outcome of a child custody litigation will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward as well as fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the correct dollar figure of child support that should be paid, based upon the incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical custody of both parties or if it is a situation of either enforcement or modification of an existing child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Andover has you covered.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but additionally in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical matter. It will be the job of the judge to ensure that the relative economic positions of the parties after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is possible the same as the financial standard of living the parties enjoyed 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 spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to expensive litigation.
In mediation, you and your spouse confer with a professional, un-biased mediator to weigh up and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions frequently take place in an informal office setting, but you might also be able to do your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Andover, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree that they want a divorce and that neither spouse will contest the divorce or any of its constituent parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In most cases, the divorce process for uncontested will be finalized much sooner than for litigated divorces.
You might sue for divorce thinking that the process will be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse will. This does not occur often, but it does happen consistently
You will want to inquire of 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 factor in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the very beginning in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs some extra family law assistance.
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.