You will find far too many divorce lawyers in Guilford. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Guilford Maryland and click Search. You’ll get an extended list of divorce lawyers in and near Guilford.
You’ll realize that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They will all tell you within their short identical Avvo blurbs that they’re “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 those lawyers , that won’t help either. They all have the exact same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all 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 listen to any of that noise. If they don’t really prove it, it means nothing. “I think I’m a real 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 proven higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Guilford.
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 absolutely nothing to do with the particular performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that should you hover over the small information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Guilford 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 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 in exchange for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t tell 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 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 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 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 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 Guilford divorce lawyer to grab the phone to you when she’s just been focusing on a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So at this time, as you read this, only you know what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Guilford divorce attorney who shows you some type 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 seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Guilford. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Guilford 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 is reasonable to assume that the way in which 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 exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So just how each attorney 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 attorney to deal with your 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 is no dynamic or creative insight or spark in this lawyer.
So what’s a typical example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the 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 Guilford? How about a divorce attorney who is smart enough to possess a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
So you do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to go with some me-too attorney who just stands in line with all other divorce attorney in City of Baltimore. You want a lawyer who represents his or her own law practice business creatively because that means s/he will look after your interests in the same manner.
However, there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard divorce marketing brand on the planet. 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 more divorces than their competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces are usually better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability factor. The brand provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their local competitors pay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many additionally have flat fee a la carte service packages such as a document review legal services offering, where you will not only have your total fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, perhaps the best economic 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 be saying to a friend or relative who needs similar help in the future? You’ll 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) will be 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 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 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 case.
Only a good job will lead to future referrals. And you do not need 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 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 attorney . S/he is just the type of Guilford divorce attorney you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in Guilford.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and affordable divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you something with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a map.
So right now we ought to 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 less typical.
In a typical family law matter, there might well be multiple family law services provided – maybe 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 pursued currently.
Here are perhaps the most frequent additional family law service offerings, though these are not unimportant.
If there are minor children of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be addressed 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. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm grasp of what the likely results of a child custody and parenting action will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The topic of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival and justice.
Whether your child support topic is a matter of determining the correct or fair amount of child support that should be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parties and the percentages of primary physical custody of each party or if it is a matter of either enforcement or adjustment of a current child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Guilford can handle the case.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a long term marriage, but additionally in shorter marriages, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the job of the judge to require that the relative economic positions of the parties after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is possible identical to the financial standard of living the parties enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Even when spouses cannot agree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to expensive litigation.
In mediation, you both meet with a trained, neutral mediator to weigh up and resolve the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Such sessions frequently occur in a neutral office setting, though you might alternatively be able to go through your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Guilford, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that neither spouse will fight the divorce or any of its parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many instances, the divorce process for uncontested will be completed in a much shorter time than in contested divorces.
You might file for divorce thinking the case should be uncontested, but find later that your spouse will. This does not happen frequently, but it happens consistently
You will want to inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not appropriate in ALL uncontested divorces.
The main factor in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the very beginning in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs some extra family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the 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.