There are so many divorce attorneys in New Orleans. Visit Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter New Orleans Louisiana and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near New Orleans.
You’ll notice that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all inform you within their short identical Avvo blurbs they are “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 these attorneys , 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, this means nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy legal advertisement for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want a lawyer of demonstrated higher quality to protect your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in New Orleans.
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 advisable to know that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has absolutely nothing to do with the actual performance of the individual attorney. It’s not based, as Avvo wants you to consider, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that should you hover over the little information icon next to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in New Orleans are obviously not going to create testimonials for his or her divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in numerous 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 great testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for a similarly dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not 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 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 can 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|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your New Orleans divorce lawyer to pick up the phone to you when she’s just been focusing on a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are 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 New Orleans divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some sort 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 might not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, remember that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in New Orleans. Nobody knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best New Orleans 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 just how 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 exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So 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 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 very 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 New Orleans? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to have one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the type of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
So you do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to hire a non-descript attorney who simply stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Orleans Parish. You want a lawyer who handles himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will look after your case in the same manner.
But there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the premier 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 cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You want a busy divorce attorney who is experienced in divorce and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost-effectiveness component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their lawyer competitors pay. This means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many additionally offer flat fee a la carte service packages like a case review package, where you will not only have your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the legal services your case really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps 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 just say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They looked after me.” And that’s the gold for the lawyer – a case they don’t pay anything for. 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 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 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 expect to have a real good job done in your divorce.
Only a great job will lead to future referrals. You do not need 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 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 complete the web form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is just the kind of New Orleans divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in finding the best divorce attorney for you in New Orleans.
Obviously, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up great and affordable divorce attorneys 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 a little about what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in signing up your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a map.
But now we should also tell you a little about the typical family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. 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 provided – maybe 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 currently.
Following are perhaps the most common additional 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 be the subject of court orders.
Child custody and its related issues are always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or other connected topics such as property or debt division. Clearly, child custody can be emotional topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better impression of what the likely results of a child custody and parenting litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Often, it is also a concern of financial well-being going forward and justice.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the fair amount of child support that should be paid, based upon the relative incomes of the parents and the percentages of primary physical custody of each party or alternativelyif it is a situation of enforcement or adjustment of an existing child support, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in New Orleans has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form below.
Often in a long term marriage, but additionally in other marriages, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the job of the court to make sure that the financial positions of the parties after the divorce is final are kept as much as is feasible the same as the standard of living the parties enjoyed during the marriage.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
When divorcing spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to be a big fight. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In divorce mediation, you both confer with a trained, un-biased mediator to weigh up and resolve the areas of disagreement in your case. Such sessions often take place in a neutral office situation, though you may also be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in New Orleans, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree that they want a divorce and that no one will legally fight the case or any of its component parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all cases, the divorce process for uncontested can be finalized much sooner than in contested divorces.
You may file for divorce believing that the case should be uncontested, but find later that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not happen often, but it happens.
You will want to ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not appropriate in EVERY uncontested divorce.
The main consideration in uncontested divorces is to have an experienced and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the very start just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or needs additional family law services.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the 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.