There are so many divorce lawyers in Maplewood. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Maplewood New Jersey and click Search. You’ll see a very long listing of divorce lawyers in and near Maplewood.
You’ll observe that all those lawyers look and sound the same. They’ll all tell you within their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click through to web sites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. They all have exactly the 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 never want to hear 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 proven higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Maplewood.
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 nothing at all to do with the particular performance of the individual lawyer. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that lawyer. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the little information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Maplewood 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 information about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t tell 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 can also observe that a number 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You never want your Maplewood divorce lawyer to pick up the telephone 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 right now, as you read this, only you know what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Maplewood 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 may be accurate, but it might not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce lawyer in Maplewood. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Maplewood 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’s reasonable to think that the way in which 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 the exact 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 handle your own legal and economic interests when they do not 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? What about a divorce lawyer who has seized the best family law brand in the whole world? What about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Maplewood? What about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to possess one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re searching for?
You don’t want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you don’t want to go with some me-too lawyer who simply stands in line with every other divorce lawyer in Essex County. Instead, you want a lawyer who handles 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 gold standard family law 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 many more divorces than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability factor. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced 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 service packages such as a case review package, where you will not only know your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps the foremost economic indicator for you to take advantage of is that due to the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you say to a friend or relative who needs similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll just say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after 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 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. Make 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 lead to future referrals. And you don’t 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 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 fill in the form at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is exactly the kind of Maplewood divorce lawyer you are seeking.
All of the above information tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in Maplewood.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and most cost-effective divorce attorneys and introducing them to divorce consumers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a best-rated local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just throw a dart at a map.
So right now we ought to tell you a little about the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less typical.
In a typical family law matter, there might well be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service offering if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested currently.
Here are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there are 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 significant than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be stressful topics for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable resolution of a child custody and parenting litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward as well as justice.
No matter whether your child support topic is a question of determining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parties and the percentages of primary physical care,custody and control of both parties or alternativelyif it is a situation of either enforcement or modification of an existing child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Maplewood has you covered.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Often in a long term marriage, but also in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the job of the judge to make sure that the relative economic positions of the spouses after the divorce is final are kept as much as is feasible the same as the economic standard of living the spouses experienced during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Even when divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to expensive litigation.
In mediation, both of you meet with a professional, un-biased mediator to discuss and resolve the issues in your divorce. Mediation sessions frequently take place in an informal office setting, but you might alternatively be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Maplewood, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree they want a divorce and that no one will contest the divorce or any of its constituent issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In most instances, the divorce process for uncontested will be completed much sooner than in litigated divorces.
You may sue for divorce believing the proceeding should be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t occur often, but it does happen.
You should ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The main factor in uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your team from the start just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs additional family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the 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.