There are far too many divorce attorneys in San Mateo. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter San Mateo South Carolina and click Search. You’ll see a very long list of divorce attorneys in and near San Mateo.
You’ll notice that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all let you know within their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click right through to the web sites of those attorneys , 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 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 never want to listen to any of that noise. If they don’t really prove it, it indicates nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You want an attorney of proven higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in San Mateo.
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 lawyer. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that lawyer. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the little information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in San Mateo are obviously not going to write testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI lawyer who does not have any necessary information about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not 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 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 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 notice 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You never want your San Mateo divorce lawyer to grab the telephone 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 know what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local San Mateo divorce lawyer who demonstrates to you some kind of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer tells you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It might be accurate, but it might not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce lawyer in San Mateo. No one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best San Mateo divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to find 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 believe that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their own businesses will be the way s/he handles the problems 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 their own law practice will be a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a lawyer 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 lawyer. 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 such a lawyer.
So what is a typical example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce lawyer who has seized the very 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 San Mateo? How about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re searching for?
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You don’t want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you don’t want to hire a non-descript lawyer who simply blends in with all other divorce lawyer in Anderson County. You want a lawyer who handles himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will look after your interests in the same manner.
But there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law marketing brand on the planet. 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 more divorces than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness factor. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their lawyer competitors mustpay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer fixed fee a la carte service packages like a document review legal services offering, where you will not only have your complete cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your situation actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps the best financial indicator for you to consider is that due to the memorability 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 help in the future? You’ll just 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. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) will be the icing on the cake to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 case acquisition cost way down. They will 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 understands 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. And you don’t need to be nasty or mean about that reality. Just state it as a business proposition. Your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 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 fill in the form at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is just the kind of San Mateo divorce lawyer you are looking for.
All of the above advice tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce lawyer for you in San Mateo.
Of course, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and affordable divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce consumers ever 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 qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We didn’t just throw a dart at a map.
So right now we ought to tell you something the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most typical is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law case, there might well be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service offering if the divorce has already been done or will not be requested currently.
Following are perhaps the most frequent secondary 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 must be addressed and resolved and become the subject of court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property division. Clearly, child custody can be emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable resolution of a child custody and parenting litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward and justice.
Whether your child support topic is a question of ascertaining the correct dollar figure of child support to be paid, based upon the incomes of the parties and the percentages of physical custody of each party or if it is a matter of confirming or modification of an existing child support, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in San Mateo can handle the case.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form below.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the concern of the judge to assure that the relative financial positions of the spouses after the divorce are kept as much as is possible the same as the 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 doesn’t have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In mediation, you both meet with a trained, un-biased mediator to discuss and finalize the issues in your divorce. Such sessions often take place in a neutral office situation, but you may alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
In order to learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in San Mateo, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree that they want a divorce and that no one will legally contest the divorce or any of its component issues.
In most cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces will be completed much sooner than in fought divorces.
You may sue for divorce thinking that the proceeding should be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t occur often, but it happens.
You will want to ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not suitable in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The important consideration in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the very start just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or needs some extra 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.