You will find way too many divorce lawyers in Hancock. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Hancock Pennsylvania and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy listing of divorce lawyers in and near Hancock.
You’ll observe that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They will all inform you in their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to the web sites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. They all have the exact 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 do not want to listen to 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 very wise legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You need an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Hancock.
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 advisable to know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has absolutely nothing to do with the particular performance of the individual lawyer. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the small information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Hancock 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 lawyer who does not have any necessary understanding of 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 their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t inform 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’ll also observe that many of these 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|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 Hancock divorce lawyer to grab the phone 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 realize what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Hancock divorce lawyer who demonstrates to you some type of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer 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 searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Hancock. No one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Hancock 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’s reasonable to think that just how business people (like lawyers) handle the issues and challenges in their own businesses will 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 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 don’t even look after their 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’s no dynamic or creative insight or spark in this lawyer.
So what is an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce lawyer who has seized the best family law brand in the world? How about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Hancock? How about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to possess a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re searching for?
You do not need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you do not need to go with a non-descript lawyer who simply blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Berks County. Instead, you need a lawyer who handles himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will look after your case in the same manner.
But there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard divorce marketing brand in the world. Think also 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 competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorces are usually better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness component. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their local lawyer competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee a la carte 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 case actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
But perhaps 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 be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after 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) will be free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 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 good job will bring those free 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 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 complete the web form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is just the type of Hancock divorce lawyer you are looking for.
All of the above information tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in Hancock.
Of course, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most affordable divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce consumers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just throw a dart at a local map.
So right now we should also tell you something the usual family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law matter, there will be multiple family law services offered – 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 pursued at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most frequent additional family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there is one or more 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 significant than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Obviously, child custody can be stressful topics for the parents.
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 as well as justice.
Whether your child support issue is a matter of ascertaining the correct or fair amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parents and the ratios of physical custody of both parties or if it is a situation of confirming or adjustment of an existing child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Hancock has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical topic. It will be the job of the court to require that the relative economic outcomes of the spouses after the divorce is final are kept as much as is possible identical to the economic standard of living the spouses enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Even when divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective option to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse meet with a professional, neutral mediator to discuss and resolve the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Such sessions frequently occur in a neutral office setting, though you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Hancock, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that no one will legally contest the divorce or any of its constituent issues.
In many instances, the divorce process for uncontested will be finalized in a much shorter time than in contested divorces.
You could sue for divorce believing the process will be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not happen frequently, but it does happen 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 appropriate in ALL uncontested divorces.
The important factor in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your team from the very beginning 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.