You will find way too many divorce lawyers in Newton. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Newton Louisiana and click Search. You’ll see a very long listing of divorce lawyers in and near Newton.
You’ll notice that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They’ll all inform you inside their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click through to web sites of those lawyers , that won’t help either. All of them have the exact 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 do not want to listen to any of that noise. If they do not prove it, this means 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 need a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Newton.
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 kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the little information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Newton are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI lawyer who has no necessary knowledge about the lawyer 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 lawyer about his or her 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 lawyers tend to be good divorce lawyers 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 notice that several divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You may 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|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You do not want your Newton 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 different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, as you read this, only you understand what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Newton divorce lawyer who shows you some sort of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates his or her abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer informs you about himself or herself. That type 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 lawyer in Newton. No-one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Newton 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 believe that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the issues and challenges in their very 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 just how each lawyer 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 lawyer to handle your own legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their very 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’s an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce lawyer who has seized the very best family law brand in the world? What about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Newton? What about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to possess a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
So you do not need to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you do not need to hire some non-descript lawyer who simply blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Calcasieu Parish. You need a lawyer who represents his or her own law practice business decisively because that means s/he will handle your case the same way.
But there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard family law marketing brand in the world. 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 divorces than their competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorce cases are usually better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost factor. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their competitors pay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many additionally offer fixed fee a la carte services such as 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 really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps the foremost economic factor for you to consider is that due to the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you say to a friend or relative who is in need of similar 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) will be the icing on the cake to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 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. 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 very good job done in your case.
Only a good job will lead to future referrals. You do not have to be nasty or mean about that reality. 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 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 below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is just the kind of Newton divorce lawyer you are seeking.
The advice above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in locating the best divorce lawyer for you in Newton.
Of course, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most affordable divorce attorneys and introducing them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a best-rated local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you some guidance concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just throw a dart at a local map.
So right now we should also tell you something the most common family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical family law matter, there will be many family law services provided – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested currently.
Following are perhaps the most frequent additional 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 have to be addressed and resolved and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always considered by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property division. Clearly, 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 likely resolution of a child custody and parenting action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival as well as just plain fairness.
Whether your child support topic is a question of ascertaining the fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parents and the percentages of primary physical custody of both parties or if it is a matter of either confirming or modification of a current child support amount, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Newton has you covered.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form below.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but additionally in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the job of the court to ensure that the relative economic positions of the spouses after the divorce are kept as much as is possible identical to the standard of living the spouses experienced during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
When spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many couples, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective option to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, both of you meet with a professional, neutral mediator to weigh up and resolve the areas of disagreement in your case. Such sessions frequently take place in a neutral office situation, but you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Newton, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that neither spouse will contest the case or any of its issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all cases, the court process for uncontested divorces can be finalized much sooner than in fought divorces.
You might file for divorce thinking the proceeding 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 concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not appropriate in ALL uncontested divorces.
The important factor in uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your team from the beginning just in case your uncontested divorce blows up 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.