You will find far too many divorce attorneys in Cheltenham. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Cheltenham Pennsylvania and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near Cheltenham.
You’ll realize that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all inform you within their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to the websites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all 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 do not want to listen to any of that noise. If they don’t really prove it, it indicates nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a very wise legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Cheltenham.
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 attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the small information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Cheltenham 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 an area DUI attorney who has no necessary knowledge about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not inform 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.
Additionally you will realize that several divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You might 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 letting you know, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You do not want your Cheltenham divorce lawyer to pick up the phone to you when she’s just been focusing on a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So right now, as you read this, only you realize what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Cheltenham divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some kind of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates his or her abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the attorney informs you about himself or herself. That type of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Cheltenham. No-one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Cheltenham 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 issues and challenges in their own businesses would be the way s/he handles the issues and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So how each attorney positions and promotes his or her 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 own 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’s 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 attorney who has seized the very best family law brand in the whole world? What about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Cheltenham? What about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re looking for?
You don’t want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you don’t want to hire a me-too attorney who simply stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Montgomery County. You want a lawyer who handles his or her own law practice business decisively because that means s/he will handle your interests the same way.
But there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law marketing brand in the world. Think 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 divorces than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost component. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their local lawyer competitors pay. That means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer flat fee unbundled service packages such as a case review legal services offering, where you will not only know your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
But perhaps the foremost financial indicator for you to consider is that due to the word of mouth factor 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 legal assistance in the future? You’ll be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the gold for the lawyer – a free case. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney 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 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 attorney understands that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you expect to have a very good job done in your divorce.
Only a good job will bring those free referrals. You don’t need 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 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 attorney . S/he is just the kind of Cheltenham divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above advice tells you what to avoid and what to look for in finding the best divorce attorney for you in Cheltenham.
Obviously, 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 connecting them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you some guidance concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a map.
But now we ought to tell you a little about the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most typical is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law matter, there might well be multiple family law services offered – maybe 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 at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most common secondary family law service offerings, 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 addressed and resolved and be the subject of 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. Obviously, child custody can be emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable results of a child custody litigation will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward and justice.
No matter whether your child support issue is a question of determining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parents and the percentages of physical custody of both parties or if it is a matter of confirming or adjustment of an existing child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Cheltenham has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form below.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical topic. It will be the concern of the court to require that the relative financial outcomes 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 submit the form below.
Even when spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse confer with a professional, un-biased mediator to weigh up and resolve the issues in your case. Such sessions often take place in a neutral office setting, but you might alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Cheltenham, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that no one will contest the case or any of its parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many instances, the court process for uncontested will be finalized in a much shorter time than in litigated divorces.
You could file for divorce believing the process will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This does not happen frequently, but it does happen.
You should 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 main consideration in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the start in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs some 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.