There are so many divorce lawyers in Oak Park. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Oak Park Illinois and click Search. You’ll see a very long list of divorce lawyers in and near Oak Park.
You’ll observe that all of those lawyers look and sound the same. They will all inform you in 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.
In the event that you click through to web sites of these lawyers , 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 tell you 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 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 look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Oak Park.
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 be aware 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 is not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that lawyer. It is dependent on “peer recommendations.” Avvo lets you know that should you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce lawyers in Oak Park are obviously not going to publish testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI lawyer who does not have any necessary understanding of 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 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.
You will also observe that many 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 telling you, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Oak Park divorce lawyer to pick up the phone 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 at this time, 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 Oak Park divorce lawyer who shows you some sort 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 might be accurate, but it could not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Oak Park. No-one knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Oak Park divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to find 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 is reasonable to assume that the way business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their own businesses would be the way s/he handles the problems 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 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 take care of your own personal legal and economic interests when they don’t even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each lawyer. If they ONLY stand in line at Avvo with a phony 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 is an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce lawyer who has seized the best 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 Oak Park? What about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to have one single word as his or her brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re searching for?
So you don’t want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you don’t want to hire some non-descript lawyer who simply blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Cook County. You want a lawyer who represents himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will handle your case in the same manner.
But there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard divorce marketing brand in the world. 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 local competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced in family law 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 reduced cost of case acquisition than their competitors mustpay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have flat 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 services your case really requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers also offer free initial consultations.
But maybe the best financial factor 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 took care of me.” And that’s the gold 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 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 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 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 real good job done in your case.
Only a great job will bring those free referrals. And 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 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 below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is just the kind of Oak Park divorce lawyer you are looking for.
All of the above information tells you what to avoid and what to look for in finding the best divorce lawyer for you in Oak Park.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and most affordable divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce buyers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows the traits to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we had to tell you a little concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just throw a dart at a local map.
But now we should also tell you something the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law case, there might well be multiple family law services offered – 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 at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law services, though these are not unimportant.
If there are minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be addressed and become determined by legal 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. Clearly, child custody can be stressful topics for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm grasp of what the likely results of a child custody and parenting litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also likely to be stressful. Often, it is also a concern of financial well-being going forward as well as fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the correct amount of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parents and the ratios of physical care,custody and control of each party or if it is a matter of either confirming or modification of an existing child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Oak Park has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Usually in a long term marriage, but also in other 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 parties after the divorce are kept as much as is possible identical to the standard of living the parties 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.
When spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In mediation, you and your spouse confer with a trained, un-biased mediator to discuss and resolve the issues in your divorce. Such sessions often take place in an informal office situation, though you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Oak Park, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree that they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will contest the divorce or any of its component parts.
In almost all instances, the divorce process for uncontested will be completed in a much shorter time than for fought divorces.
You could sue for divorce thinking that the case will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not occur often, but it does happen consistently
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 appropriate in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The main factor in an uncontested divorce is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your side from the very start in case your uncontested divorce blows up or perhaps just requires additional 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.