There are far too many divorce lawyers in Belmont. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Belmont Maryland and click Search. You’ll see an extended list of divorce lawyers in and near Belmont.
You’ll notice that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They’ll all inform you within their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “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 web sites of these lawyers , that won’t help either. Each of them have the same cookie-cutter websites.
Each of them look and sound the same. Each of them tell you 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 do not prove it, it 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 want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Belmont.
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 absolutely nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual lawyer. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the small information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Belmont 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 an area DUI lawyer who has no necessary knowledge about the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about his or her 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 will also notice that a number of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You might 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 want a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You never want your Belmont 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 different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So at this time, as you read this, only you understand what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Belmont divorce lawyer who shows you some kind of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates his or her abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the lawyer informs you about himself or herself. That kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Belmont. No-one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Belmont 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 assume that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their very 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 just how each lawyer 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 lawyer to deal with your own personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their very 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 this lawyer.
So what is a good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce lawyer who has seized the most effective family law brand in the whole world? What about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Belmont? What about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to have one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
So you don’t want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you don’t want to hire a non-descript lawyer who simply blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Baltimore County. Instead, you want a lawyer who handles himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will look after your divorce in the same manner.
However, there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard family law marketing brand in the world. Think 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 a lot of divorces are usually better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their local competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many additionally offer fixed fee unbundled services like a case review package, where you will not only know your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial consultations.
However, perhaps the best economic factor 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 is in need of similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a case they don’t pay anything for. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are 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 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. You don’t 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 didn’t 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 lawyer . S/he is exactly the type of Belmont divorce lawyer you are looking for.
All of the above information tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in finding the best divorce lawyer for you in Belmont.
Of course, we could have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and most cost-effective 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 lawyer. But we had to tell you something about what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just toss a dart at a map.
But now we should also tell you a little about the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less typical.
In a typical family law matter, there will be multiple family law services offered – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service offering if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be pursued currently.
Following are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law service offerings, though these are not unimportant.
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 be 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 or debt division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable resolution of a child custody action will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward and just plain fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support that should be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parents and the percentages of primary physical custody of each party or if it is a matter of enforcement or modification of a current child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Belmont has you covered.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a long term marriage, but additionally in shorter marriages, spousal support can be a critical topic. It will be the job of the court to ensure that the economic positions of the spouses after the divorce is final are kept as much as is feasible identical to the standard of living the spouses experienced during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
When divorcing spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you both confer with a trained, neutral mediator to weigh up and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Such sessions often occur in an informal office situation, but you might also be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Belmont, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that neither spouse will legally contest the divorce or any of its constituent issues.
In most cases, the divorce process for uncontested can be completed in a much shorter time than for fought divorces.
You might sue for divorce believing the process will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse will. This doesn’t happen frequently, but it does happen consistently
You should inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not appropriate in ALL uncontested divorces.
The main consideration in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your side from the very beginning in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or needs extra 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.