There are so many divorce lawyers in Plymouth. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Plymouth Minnesota and click Search. You’ll see an extended list of divorce lawyers in and near Plymouth.
You’ll notice that all those lawyers look and sound the same. They’ll all inform you in 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 through to the web sites of those lawyers , that won’t help either. All of them have the same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All 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 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 savvy marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You want a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to look after your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Plymouth.
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 wise to know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has nothing at all to do with the actual performance of the individual lawyer. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that lawyer. It is dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that if you hover over the little information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Plymouth are obviously not going to publish testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area 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 his or her DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not 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.
Additionally you will notice that many of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You could 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 do not want your Plymouth divorce lawyer to pick up the phone 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 today, 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 Plymouth divorce lawyer who demonstrates to you some type 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 form of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it might not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce lawyer in Plymouth. No one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Plymouth divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to locate YOUR divorce lawyer? Look at how each divorce lawyer handles his / 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 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 the exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So 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 handle your 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 is 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 most effective family law brand in the whole world? How about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Plymouth? How about a divorce lawyer who is smart enough to possess a single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re trying to find?
So you do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you do not want to hire some non-descript lawyer who simply stands in line with every other divorce lawyer in Hennepin County. 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 still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard 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 many more cases than their competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases are usually better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is well-versed in family law and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability factor. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower case acquisition cost than their local lawyer competitors pay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee unbundled services like a document review package, where you will not only have your total cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your situation really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, maybe the best financial factor for you to take advantage of is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. 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 took care of me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a free case. 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 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 lawyer understands that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you want a very 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 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 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 below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is just the kind of Plymouth divorce lawyer you are seeking.
All of the above information tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in Plymouth.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most cost-effective divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a best-rated local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you some guidance with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We didn’t just throw a dart at a local map.
But right now we should also tell you a little about the most common family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are 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 separate service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be pursued at the same time.
Here 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 resolved and become determined by legal 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 and visitation can be emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the likely outcome of a child custody action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Often, it is also a matter of economic survival as well as fairness.
No matter whether your child support topic is a question of ascertaining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parents and the percentages of primary physical care,custody and control of both parties or alternativelyif it is a matter of either enforcement or adjustment of a current child support amount, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Plymouth can handle the case.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney 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 also in shorter marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important issue. It will be the job of the judge to ensure that the financial positions of the spouses after the divorce is final are kept as much as is feasible identical to the economic 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.
Even when divorcing spouses disagree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective option to expensive litigation.
In mediation, both of you confer with a professional, neutral mediator to weigh up and resolve the issues in your case. Such sessions often occur in an informal office setting, but you might alternatively be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Plymouth, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will contest the case or any of its constituent parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In most instances, the divorce process for uncontested divorces will be completed much sooner than for fought divorces.
You might sue for divorce believing that the proceeding will be uncontested, but find later that your spouse will. This doesn’t occur frequently, but it does happen.
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 main consideration in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your team from the very start in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs some extra family law assistance.
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.