You will find way too many divorce attorneys in Brookline. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Brookline Pennsylvania and click Search. You’ll get a very long list of divorce attorneys in and near Brookline.
You’ll observe that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all tell you in their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “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 those attorneys , that won’t help either. All of them have the same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All of them 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 hear any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, this means nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Brookline.
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 specific performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Brookline are obviously not going to publish testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI attorney who does not have any necessary knowledge about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their 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 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 will also observe that several 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 telling you, “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 Brookline divorce lawyer to grab the phone 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 today, as you read this, only you know what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Brookline divorce attorney who shows you some kind of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their 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 might not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Brookline. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Brookline divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to locate YOUR divorce attorney? Look at how each divorce attorney handles his / her law practice. Why? Because that’s how s/he will handle your divorce or other family law case.
It is reasonable to assume that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their 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 just how each attorney positions and promotes their own law practice will be a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to take care of your personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each attorney. 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 is a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the very 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 Brookline? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
So you do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you do not want to hire a me-too attorney who simply stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Berks County. Instead, you want a lawyer who represents himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will handle your interests in the same manner.
However, there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard family law marketing brand on the planet. 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 many more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness factor. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their lawyer competitors pay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many additionally offer fixed fee unbundled services such as a case review legal services offering, where you will not only know your total cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
However, maybe the best economic indicator 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 say to a friend or relative who needs the same help in the future? You’ll just be able to 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) are the icing on the cake 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 cost of case acquisition way down. They may 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 attorney knows that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you want a very good job done in your case.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. You do not need 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 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 below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the type of Brookline divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above advice tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Brookline.
Of course, we might 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 consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you something about what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just throw a dart at a map.
So right now we should also tell you something the most common family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law case, there might well be multiple family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued currently.
Here are perhaps the most common secondary family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there is one or more minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be resolved and become the subject of 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 division. Obviously, child custody can be emotional topics for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm grasp of what the likely resolution of a child custody and parenting action would likely 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 matter of economic survival going forward as well as fairness.
No matter whether your child support topic is a matter of ascertaining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical custody of each party or alternativelyif it is a matter of either confirming or adjustment of an existing child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Brookline can handle the case.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a lengthy marriage, but additionally in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important issue. It will be the job of the judge to ensure that the relative economic outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible identical to 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 at the bottom of this page.
When spouses cannot agree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable 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 issues in your case. Mediation sessions frequently occur in an informal office situation, though you may also be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Brookline, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that no one will legally contest the case or any of its component issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many instances, the divorce process for uncontested divorces can be finalized in a much shorter time than in contested divorces.
You may sue for divorce believing the case should be uncontested, but find later that your spouse will. This does not happen often, but it happens consistently
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 suitable in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The main consideration in uncontested divorces is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just requires some extra family law services.
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.