You will find far too many divorce attorneys in Oakland. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Oakland Virginia and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near Oakland.
You’ll observe that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all let you know 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 right through to the internet sites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. Each of them have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each 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 do not want to hear any of that noise. If they do not 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 Oakland.
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 know 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’s not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that if you hover over the small information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Oakland are obviously not going to create testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI attorney who has no necessary information about the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t let you know 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 a number 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 telling you, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You do not want your Oakland divorce lawyer to grab the telephone 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 understand what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Oakland divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some sort 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 could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Oakland. No one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Oakland divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to locate 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 assume that the way in which 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 exactly the same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So how each attorney positions and promotes their own law practice would have been a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to deal with your own personal 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 fake 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 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 Oakland? How about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to possess a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the sort 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 some non-descript attorney who just blends in with all other divorce attorney in City of Roanoke. You want a lawyer who represents himself or herself decisively because that means s/he will handle your case in the same manner.
But there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier divorce 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 divorces than their competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces are usually better at it than their local competitors. You definitely 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 local competitors pay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee a la carte services such as a case review legal services offering, where you will not only have your total 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 maybe the best financial 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 the same legal assistance in the future? You’ll just 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 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 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 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 case.
Only a great job will lead to future referrals. And you do not have 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 complete the web 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 Oakland divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above information tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Oakland.
Obviously, we might 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 consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you a little with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just toss a dart at a map.
So 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 typical is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law case, there will be multiple family law services provided – 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 pursued currently.
Following 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, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to be resolved and become the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always regarded by the court to be more significant 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 impression of what the probable results of a child custody and parenting action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival and fairness.
Whether your child support topic is a question of determining the fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of primary physical custody of each party or if it is a matter of confirming or adjustment of an existing child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Oakland has you covered.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a long term marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the concern of the court to make sure that the financial outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is feasible identical to the standard of living the spouses experienced while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Even when divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to expensive litigation.
In divorce mediation, you both confer with a trained, un-biased mediator to discuss and resolve the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Such sessions frequently occur in a neutral office setting, though you may also be able to do your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Oakland, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree that they want a divorce and that neither spouse will legally fight the divorce or any of its component parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many cases, the court process for uncontested divorces will be completed much sooner than for fought divorces.
You may file for divorce thinking that the proceeding will be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t happen frequently, but it happens consistently
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 important factor in uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your team from the beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs some 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.