You will find way too many divorce lawyers in Berwyn. Head on over to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Berwyn Illinois and click Search. You’ll see an extended list of divorce lawyers in and near Berwyn.
You’ll notice that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They will 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 right through to the internet sites of those lawyers , 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 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 don’t 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 legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You need a lawyer of proven higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Berwyn.
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 practically nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the little information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Berwyn are obviously not going to write testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI attorney who does not have any necessary knowledge about the attorney 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 attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t inform 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 notice that a number of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You could 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 want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Berwyn divorce lawyer to pick up the telephone to you when she’s just been working on 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 involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Berwyn divorce attorney who demonstrates to 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 kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it might not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Berwyn. No-one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Berwyn divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to find YOUR divorce attorney? Look at how each divorce attorney handles his / 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 very own businesses will be the way s/he handles the issues and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the 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 would have been a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to handle your personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their very 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 such a lawyer.
So what is a typical example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce attorney who has seized the most effective family law brand in the whole world? What about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Berwyn? What about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re trying to find?
So you don’t need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you don’t need to go with some non-descript attorney who simply blends in with all other divorce attorney in Cook County. Instead, you need a lawyer who represents himself or herself decisively because that means s/he will look after your divorce in the same manner.
However, there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier family law 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 cases 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 knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost factor. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their competitors pay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee a la carte services such as a case review legal services offering, where you will not only know your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, perhaps the best economic indicator for you to take advantage of is that because of 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 the same legal assistance in the future? You’ll be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the gold 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 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 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. Be 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 want a real good job done in your case.
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 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 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 complete the web form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the type of Berwyn divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in locating the best divorce attorney for you in Berwyn.
Of course, we might have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most cost-effective divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a best-rated local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
But now we should also tell you a little about 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 case, there will be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service offering if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be requested 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, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to 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 any other issues such as property or debt division. Obviously, child custody can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm idea of what the probable outcome of a child custody and parenting litigation will 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 and justice.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the percentages of physical care,custody and control of each parent or if it is a matter of confirming or modification of an existing child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Berwyn has you covered.
To speak with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the job of the court to make sure that the relative economic positions of the spouses after the divorce is final are kept as much as is possible the same as the economic 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 disagree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to battling it out in court.
In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a professional, un-biased mediator to weigh up and finalize the areas of disagreement in your divorce. Mediation sessions frequently occur in a neutral office setting, but you might also be able to do your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Berwyn, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both spouses agree they want a divorce and that neither spouse will contest the divorce or any of its component issues.
In most cases, the divorce process for uncontested will be completed much sooner than in contested divorces.
You may sue for divorce believing the proceeding should be uncontested, but discover later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t happen frequently, but it does happen.
You will want to inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not appropriate in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The important consideration in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the start in case your uncontested divorce blows up or perhaps just requires some 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.