You will find so many divorce lawyers in West Hartford. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter West Hartford Connecticut and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy list of divorce lawyers in and near West Hartford.
You’ll observe that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They will all let you know inside their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
In the event that you click through to 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 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 hear any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, it indicates 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 lawyer. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in West Hartford.
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 be aware 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 is not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that if you hover over the small information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in West Hartford are obviously not going to publish 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 information about the lawyer 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 lawyer about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t 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 will 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 a number of these lawyers also handle bankruptcy, DUI, personal injury, crime, car-wreck, immigration, social security disability, etc. They’re telling you, “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 do not want your West Hartford divorce lawyer to pick up 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 right now, 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 West Hartford divorce lawyer 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 lawyer informs 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, keep in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce lawyer in West Hartford. No-one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best West Hartford divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to locate 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 just how business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their very own businesses will 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 how each lawyer positions and promotes his or her 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 personal 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 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 such a lawyer.
So what is a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce lawyer who has seized the very best family law brand in the world? What about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in West Hartford? What about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to possess a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
You do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you do not want to go with some me-too lawyer who just blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Hartford County. Instead, you want a lawyer who represents his or her own law practice business boldly because that means s/he will look after your interests in the same manner.
However, there’s even 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 cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost factor. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their competitors pay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee a la carte services like a case review legal services offering, where you will not only have your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the services your case really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial consultations.
However, perhaps the best economic factor for you to consider is that because of the word of mouth factor of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who is in need of similar help in the future? You’ll say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after 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 the icing on the cake 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 cost of case acquisition way down. They may 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 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 divorce.
Only a great job will lead to future referrals. You do not need to be nasty or mean about that fact. 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 exactly the kind of West Hartford divorce lawyer you are looking for.
All of the above advice tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in West Hartford.
Of course, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we needed to tell you some guidance 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 now we should also tell you a little about the usual family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical family law case, there will be multiple family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service offering if the divorce has already been done or will not be requested at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most common 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 have to be addressed and resolved and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always regarded by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property or debt division. Clearly, child custody can be emotional issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better grasp of what the probable outcome 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 potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being and just plain fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the correct amount of child support that should be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parents and the percentages of physical custody of each parent or alternativelyif it is a matter of either enforcement or modification of a current child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in West Hartford can handle the case.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a lengthy marriage, but also in other marriages, spousal support can be an important issue. It will be the job of the judge to require that the economic outcomes of the parties after the divorce are kept as much as is possible identical to 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 at the bottom of this page.
When divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to be a big fight. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you both meet with a professional, un-biased mediator to weigh up and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions frequently take place in an informal office setting, but you might also be able to do your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in West Hartford, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will contest the divorce or any of its component issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces will be completed much sooner than in contested divorces.
You could sue for divorce believing the process will be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse will. This doesn’t occur often, but it does happen.
You should ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not appropriate in EVERY uncontested divorce.
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 becomes contested or perhaps just needs 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.