You will find far too many divorce attorneys in Clifton. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Clifton New Jersey and click Search. You’ll see a very long listing of divorce attorneys in and near Clifton.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all let you know within 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 right through 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 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 marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Clifton.
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 know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has absolutely nothing 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 type of performance metric by that attorney. It is founded 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 Clifton are obviously not going to publish testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who has no necessary information 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 does not 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 can also realize 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 attorney who handles only family law matters. You do not want your Clifton 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 at this time, as you read this, only you realize what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Clifton 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 tells you about himself or herself. That type 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 don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Clifton. No-one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Clifton 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 is reasonable to think that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the issues and challenges in their own businesses will be the way s/he handles the issues 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 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 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 such a lawyer.
So what’s a good 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 Clifton? What about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to hire some non-descript attorney who just stands in line with every other divorce attorney in Passaic County. You want a lawyer who represents himself or herself decisively because that means s/he will handle your interests in the same manner.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law marketing brand in the world. 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 more cases than their competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorce cases are usually better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability factor. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their local competitors pay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee unbundled services such as a document review package, where you will not only know your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your divorce really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
But perhaps the best financial factor for you to take advantage of is that due to 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 similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll just say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after 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 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 will get 2, 3, 6 divorces 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 understands 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. You do not have 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 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 complete the web form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the kind of Clifton divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above information tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Clifton.
Of course, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most affordable divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you something with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
But right now we ought to tell you a little about the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law case, there will be many family law services offered – 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 currently.
Following are perhaps the most frequent additional family law service offerings, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there are minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be addressed and become determined by legal court orders.
Child custody is 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 can be emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better impression of what the probable resolution of a child custody and parenting litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival as well as fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the fair amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parties and the percentages of physical custody of both parties or alternativelyif it is a situation of either confirming or modification of a current child support, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Clifton has you covered.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the concern of the court to ensure that the relative financial outcomes of the spouses after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is feasible identical to the standard of living the spouses enjoyed during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Even when divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t 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 mediation, you and your spouse confer with a trained, neutral mediator to weigh up and resolve the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions often occur in a neutral 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 attorney in Clifton, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that no one will legally fight the divorce or any of its component parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many instances, the divorce process for uncontested divorces can be completed much sooner than in contested divorces.
You might sue for divorce thinking that the process should be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t happen often, but it happens.
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 very beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or requires some additional family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web 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.