There are so many divorce attorneys in Goddard. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Goddard Kansas and click Search. You’ll see a very long list of divorce attorneys in and near Goddard.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all inform you within their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to the websites 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 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 listen to any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, this 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 an attorney of proven higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Goddard.
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 advisable to know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has nothing at all to do with the particular 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 dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Goddard 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 a local DUI attorney who does not have any 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 a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t 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 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 letting you know, “Hey, we do a|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You will want divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Goddard divorce lawyer to grab the telephone to you when she’s just been focusing on a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So at this time, as you read this, only you understand what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Goddard divorce attorney who shows you some kind 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 type of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it may not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Goddard. No one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Goddard 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 is reasonable to believe that just how business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their very own businesses would be the way s/he handles the problems and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So just how each attorney positions and promotes his or her own law practice is a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to take care of your own personal 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 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 this lawyer.
So what’s a typical example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the most effective family law brand in the world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Goddard? How about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to have one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
So you do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you do not want to go with a me-too attorney who simply blends in with all other divorce attorney in Sedgwick County. You want a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business decisively because that means s/he will handle your divorce in the same manner.
But there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law marketing brand on the planet. Think also 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 tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness component. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their local lawyer competitors mustpay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee unbundled services like a document review package, where you will not only know your total fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your situation 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 due to the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who is in need of the same legal assistance 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. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are the icing on the cake to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney for 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. 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 expect to have a real good job done in your case.
Only a great job will bring those free referrals. And 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. 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 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 Goddard divorce attorney you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Goddard.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most cost-effective divorce lawyers 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 about what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a local map.
So now we should also tell you a little about the usual family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical family law case, there might well be multiple family law services provided – either 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 currently.
Following are perhaps the most common additional family law service offerings, 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 important than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property or debt division. Clearly, child custody and visitation can be emotional issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better grasp of what the likely outcome of a child custody litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The topic of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being as well as just plain fairness.
No matter whether your child support topic is a matter of ascertaining the correct or fair amount of child support that should be paid, based upon the incomes of the parties and the percentages of physical care,custody and control of both parties or if it is a matter of either confirming or modification of an existing child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Goddard has you covered.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the job of the court to ensure that the relative financial positions of the spouses after the divorce is final are kept as much as is possible the same as the financial standard of living the spouses experienced while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
When divorcing 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 meet with a professional, neutral mediator to weigh up and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Such sessions often occur in a neutral office situation, though you might alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Goddard, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree that they want a divorce and that neither spouse will fight the divorce or any of its component issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all cases, the court process for uncontested will be completed in a much shorter time than for litigated divorces.
You may file for divorce believing that the proceeding should be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not happen frequently, but it does happen consistently
You will want to inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not suitable in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The main consideration in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the very start in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs extra family law assistance.
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.