There are way too many divorce lawyers in Ridgewood. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Ridgewood North Carolina and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy listing of divorce lawyers in and near Ridgewood.
You’ll observe that all those lawyers look and sound the same. They’ll all let you know in their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click through to the web sites of these lawyers, that won’t help either. Each of them have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each of them 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 don’t really prove it, it means nothing. “I’m a real great guy. Please hire me.” means nothing.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You want someone of proven demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Ridgewood.
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 founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that should you hover over the little information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Ridgewood 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 lawyer who doesn’t have necessary understanding of the lawyer 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 lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not let you know 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 can also observe that several 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Ridgewood 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 at this time, 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 Ridgewood divorce lawyer who demonstrates to you some type of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer tells you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It might be accurate, but it could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Ridgewood. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Ridgewood divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to find YOUR divorce lawyer? Look at how each divorce lawyer 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 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 exactly 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 is a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a lawyer to deal with your personal 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 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? How about a divorce lawyer who has seized the most effective family law brand in the world? How about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyer in Ridgewood? How about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to have one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re looking for?
So you don’t want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer. And you don’t want to hire some non-descript lawyer who simply stands in line with every other divorce attorney in Wake County. You want a lawyer who represents himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will look after your interests the same way.
But there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best family law marketing brand in the world. Think about what else 1-800-DIVORCE means – to you AND to your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer.
1-800-DIVORCE brings the 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer more cases than their competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their competitors pay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have flat-fee unbundled services such as document review, where you will only pay for the services your case actually requires. Most also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps the best economic indicator for you to take advantage of is that because of 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 similar help in the future? You’ll just say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the gold. That and all of your other referrals will be free business 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. And that’s why they signed up. And you know that, and they know that. So take 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 case.
Only a good job will lead to future referrals. You don’t have to be nasty or mean about that. Just state it as a business proposition. Your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer will know it’s true. 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 the 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 top of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. S/he is just the type of Ridgewood divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in finding the best divorce lawyer for you in Ridgewood.
Of course, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce consumers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you a little about what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We didn’t 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 provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a typical family law matter, there will be multiple family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued 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 of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be resolved and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property or debt division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be emotional issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the likely results of a child custody action will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form above.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival and just plain fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a question 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 primary physical custody of each parent or if it is a matter of either enforcement or modification of an existing child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Ridgewood has you covered.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form above.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in other marriages, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the job of the court to ensure that the economic positions of the parties after the divorce are kept as much as is possible the same as the standard of living the parties enjoyed during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form above.
Even when spouses disagree, a divorce doesn’t have to be a big fight. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse meet with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss and resolve the issues in your divorce. Mediation sessions often take place in an informal office setting, but you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Ridgewood, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form above.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will fight or contest the divorce or any of its component parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In most instances, the court process for uncontested divorces can be completed in a much shorter time than for contested divorces.
You may sue for divorce thinking that the proceeding will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t happen often, but it does happen.
You will want to ask 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 important factor in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and affordable lawyer on your team from the beginning just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires some additional family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form above for a case strategy session in your uncontested Ridgewood divorce.
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.