There are far too many divorce lawyers in Lodi. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Lodi New Jersey and click Search. You’ll get an extended listing of divorce lawyers in and near Lodi.
You’ll realize that all 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 think you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
In the event that you click to the web sites of those lawyers , 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 never want to listen to any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, it 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 want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Lodi.
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 kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the small information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Lodi are obviously not going to write testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI lawyer who does not have any necessary information about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t 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.
Additionally you will realize that a number of these 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 will want divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You never want your Lodi divorce lawyer to pick up the phone to you when she’s just been taking care of a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, as you read this, only you realize what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Lodi divorce lawyer who shows you some kind 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 form of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it may not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce lawyer in Lodi. No-one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Lodi 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 think that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their own businesses would be the way s/he handles the difficulties 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 lawyer positions and promotes their own law practice would have been a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a lawyer to handle your own personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each lawyer. If they ONLY stand in line at Avvo with a phony 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 very best family law brand in the whole world? How about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Lodi? How about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to possess one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
So you do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you do not want to hire some non-descript lawyer who just stands in line with all other divorce lawyer in Bergen County. Instead, you want a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business decisively because that means s/he will handle your case in the same manner.
However, there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best divorce marketing brand on the planet. Think 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 local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost factor. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their competitors pay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many additionally offer fixed fee unbundled services like a case review package, where you will not only know your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your divorce really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, maybe the foremost financial factor for you to consider 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 the same help 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 case they don’t pay anything for. That and all of your other referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) will be free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 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 take advantage. Be sure that your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer understands 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 bring those free 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. Tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 lawyer . S/he is just the kind of Lodi divorce lawyer you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in locating the best divorce lawyer for you in Lodi.
Obviously, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and most affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce consumers 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 a little about what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
So 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 usual is divorce. Legal separations are a lot 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 stand-alone service if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued at the same time.
Following are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law service offerings, 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 have to be resolved and be 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 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 and parenting litigation will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being as well as just plain fairness.
Whether your child support topic is a question of determining the fair amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parents and the percentages of physical custody of each parent or if it is a matter of confirming or adjustment of an existing child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Lodi has you covered.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a long term marriage, but additionally in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important topic. It will be the concern of the court to make sure that the relative financial outcomes of the parties after the divorce is final are kept as much as is possible the same as the standard of living the parties enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Even when divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, both of you meet with a trained, un-biased mediator to weigh up and resolve the issues in your divorce. Mediation sessions often occur in a neutral office setting, though you may also be able to do your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Lodi, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree that they want a divorce and that neither spouse will contest the divorce or any of its parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many instances, the divorce process for uncontested will be finalized in a much shorter time than in litigated divorces.
You could file for divorce believing that the case should be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse will. This doesn’t happen frequently, but it does happen consistently
You will want to ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not suitable in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The important factor in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the start just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires additional family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the 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.