You will find far too many divorce attorneys in Augusta. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Augusta Kansas and click Search. You’ll see a very long listing of divorce attorneys in and near Augusta.
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 are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe 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. They all have the exact 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 means nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Augusta.
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 nothing at all to do with the actual performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that should you hover over the small information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Augusta are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary information about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their 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.
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 many of these lawyers also handle bankruptcy, DUI, personal injury, crime, car-wreck, immigration, social security disability, etc. They’re telling you, “Hey, we do a|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 Augusta divorce lawyer to pick up the telephone to you when she’s just been working on 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 involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Augusta divorce attorney 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 attorney tells you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It might be accurate, but it might not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Augusta. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Augusta divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to locate 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 is reasonable to believe that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the issues and challenges in their very own businesses will 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 just how each attorney 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 attorney to handle your personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their very own business interests?
So look carefully at each attorney. If they ONLY stand in line at Avvo with a fake 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? What about a divorce attorney who has seized the 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 Augusta? What about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re looking for?
You don’t want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you don’t want to hire some me-too attorney who simply blends in with every other divorce attorney in Butler County. You want a lawyer who represents himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will look after your case the same way.
But there’s 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 divorces 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 attorney who is experienced in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness component. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many additionally offer flat fee unbundled service packages like a case review legal services offering, where you will not only have your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps the foremost economic factor for you to consider is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who is in need of the same legal assistance in the future? You’ll just say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the gold 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 badly 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 knows that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you want 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 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 did not 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 type of Augusta divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in finding the best divorce attorney for you in Augusta.
Of course, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and most affordable divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you some guidance with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just toss a dart at a map.
But now we should also tell you a little about the most common family law services that are provided 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 many family law services provided – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service offering if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested at the same time.
Following are perhaps the most common secondary family law services, 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 become 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 or debt division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be stressful issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable 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 potentially emotional. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival as well as fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a question of determining the fair dollar figure of child support that should be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parents and the percentages of primary physical care,custody and control of each parent or alternativelyif it is a situation of enforcement or modification of a current child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Augusta can handle the case.
To speak 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.
Usually in a lengthy marriage, but additionally in other marriages, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the concern of the court to assure that the economic positions of the spouses after the divorce is final are kept as much as is possible the same as the 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 disagree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, you both meet with a professional, un-biased mediator to discuss and resolve the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions often occur in an informal office setting, but you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Augusta, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that no one will legally contest the divorce or any of its component parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all cases, the court process for uncontested divorces can be finalized in a much shorter time than for fought divorces.
You might file for divorce thinking the process will be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse has decided to contest. 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 appropriate in ALL uncontested divorces.
The main factor in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and affordable lawyer on your side from the very beginning just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or perhaps just requires extra 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.