There are far too many divorce lawyers in Berkshire. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Berkshire Connecticut and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy list of divorce lawyers in and near Berkshire.
You’ll notice that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They will all tell you inside their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to the web sites of those lawyers , that won’t help either. All of them have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All of them let you know 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 know any of that noise. If they don’t really prove it, it means nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Berkshire.
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 absolutely nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that should you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Berkshire are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI attorney who has no necessary knowledge about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his / her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not tell you how good or affordable any attorney actually is.
And yes, you do want a cheap divorce attorney 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 attorney 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 many of these 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 letting you know, “Hey, we do a|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You will want divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You never want your Berkshire divorce lawyer to grab the telephone to you when she’s just been focusing on 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 understand what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Berkshire divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some type of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates his / 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 may be accurate, but it could not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Berkshire. No one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Berkshire 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’s reasonable to believe that just how 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 the exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So just how each attorney positions and promotes his / her own law practice will be a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to handle your own 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’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? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the best family law brand in the world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Berkshire? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess a single word as his / her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you do not want to hire some non-descript attorney who just blends in with every other divorce attorney in Fairfield County. You want a lawyer who represents himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will handle your divorce the same way.
However, there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best 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 tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability factor. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their competitors pay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer flat fee unbundled services such as a document review package, where you will not only know your total cost up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial consultations.
However, perhaps the foremost economic factor for you to take advantage of is that due to the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who needs similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the payoff 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 many 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 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 attorney 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 divorce.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. And you do not have to be nasty or mean about that fact. Just state it as a business proposition. Your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney will know it’s true. Tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney 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 at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the kind of Berkshire divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above advice tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Berkshire.
Obviously, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and affordable divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a local map.
So now we should also tell you something the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most typical is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law case, there might well be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service offering if the divorce itself has been completed 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 resolved and be determined by legal court orders.
Child custody is always regarded 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 stressful issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm idea of what the probable results of a child custody litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival as well as justice.
No matter whether your child support topic is a matter of determining the correct dollar figure of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parents and the percentages of physical care,custody and control of both parties or if it is a matter of either enforcement or modification of an existing child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Berkshire can handle the case.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form below.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important topic. It will be the job of the court to require that the relative economic positions of the parties after the divorce are maintained 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 complete the web form below.
When divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse confer with a trained, un-biased mediator to discuss and finalize the issues in your case. Such sessions often take place in a neutral office situation, though you may alternatively 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 Berkshire, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree they want a divorce and that neither spouse will fight the case or any of its parts.
In most cases, the court process for uncontested will be completed much sooner than for contested divorces.
You may sue for divorce thinking the process should be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse will. This does not happen frequently, 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 suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The important consideration in uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your side from the beginning in case your uncontested divorce blows up or perhaps just requires 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.