You will find way too many divorce attorneys in Watergate. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Watergate South Carolina and click Search. You’ll see an extended list of divorce attorneys in and near Watergate.
You’ll notice that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all let you know in their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they think you want to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
If you click to the websites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have the same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all 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 hear any of that noise. If they don’t really prove it, it indicates 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 attorney. You need an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Watergate.
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 remember that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has absolutely nothing to do with the specific performance of the individual attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to think, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that should you hover over the little information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Watergate are obviously not going to create testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a local DUI attorney who doesn’t have necessary understanding of the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in exchange for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t let you know how good or affordable any attorney actually is.
And yes, you do want a cheap divorce attorney providing your divorce is uncontested. Cheap divorce attorneys tend to be good divorce attorneys 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.
You’ll also 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 a number of these lawyers also handle bankruptcy, DUI, personal injury, crime, car-wreck, immigration, social security disability, etc. They’re suggesting, “Hey, we do a|little bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You will want divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You do not want your Watergate 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 that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Watergate divorce attorney who shows you some kind 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 form of self-praise means nothing to you. It might be accurate, but it may not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in Watergate. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You’ll need to find the best Watergate divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to find 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’s reasonable to assume that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their own businesses will be the way s/he handles the difficulties 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 is 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 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 is a typical example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? What about a divorce attorney who has seized the best 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 Watergate? What about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You don’t need to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . Also, you don’t need to go with some me-too attorney who simply stands in line with every other divorce attorney in Horry County. You need a lawyer who represents himself or herself decisively because that means s/he will handle your divorce in the same manner.
However, there’s still more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier divorce marketing brand in the world. 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 local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at handling divorces than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness component. The brand brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also have fixed fee a la carte services such as a case review legal services offering, where you will not only have your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the services your case actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, maybe the best financial indicator for you to consider is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who is in need of the same help in the future? You’ll say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a free case. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are 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 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 attorney knows 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 have to be nasty or mean about that fact. Just state it as a business proposition. Your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney will know it’s true. 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 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 Watergate divorce attorney you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in finding the best divorce attorney for you in Watergate.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most cost-effective divorce lawyers and connecting them to divorce buyers 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 concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in finding your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We didn’t just throw a dart at a map.
But now we ought to 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 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 separate service if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued currently.
Here are perhaps the most frequent additional family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there is one or more minor children of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to be addressed and be the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always regarded by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property division. Clearly, child custody and visitation can be stressful topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better idea of what the probable 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. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival and fairness.
No matter whether your child support issue is a question of determining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parents and the percentages of primary physical custody of each party or alternativelyif it is a matter of either enforcement or modification of an existing child support, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Watergate has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in shorter marriages, spousal support can be a critical matter. It will be the concern of the court to require that the relative financial 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 enjoyed while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Even when spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many couples, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation.
In mediation, both of you confer with a trained, un-biased mediator to discuss and finalize the issues in your divorce. Mediation sessions frequently occur in a neutral office situation, but you might alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Watergate, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want a divorce and that no one will legally contest the divorce or any of its component issues, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all instances, the divorce process for uncontested can be completed much sooner than for fought divorces.
You might file for divorce believing the case will be uncontested, but find later that your spouse will. This does not happen often, but it happens.
You will want to 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 an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the beginning in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires some additional family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
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.