There are way too many divorce attorneys in New Orleans. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter New Orleans Louisiana and click Search. You’ll see a lengthy list of divorce attorneys in and near New Orleans.
You’ll realize that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all tell you in 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.
In the event that you click through to the web sites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. They all have exactly the same cookie-cutter websites.
They all look and sound the same. They all inform you about 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 know 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 marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want an attorney of proven 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 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 believe, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that if you hover over the small information icon alongside 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 various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI attorney who does not have any necessary information about the attorney 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 attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not tell 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 realize that a number of these divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You might 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 want a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You do not want your New Orleans divorce lawyer to pick up the telephone to you when she’s just been taking care of a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, as you read this, only you know what’s associated with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with this personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local New Orleans divorce attorney who shows you some sort of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the attorney informs you about himself or herself. That type of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it could not be. You are looking for clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce attorney in New Orleans. No one knows who that is anyway. You 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 think that the way 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 exactly the 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 own legal and economic interests when they do not even look after their very own business interests?
So look carefully at each attorney. 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 such a 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 most effective family law brand in the whole 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 possess a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You do not want to go with a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to go with a me-too attorney who simply stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Orleans Parish. You want a lawyer who represents himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will look after your divorce the same way.
But there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best family law 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 divorces than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorces tend to become 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 an affordability component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their local competitors mustpay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many additionally have fixed fee a la carte services such as a document review package, where you will not only know your total cost up-front but also pay only for the services your case really needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
But perhaps the foremost economic factor for you to consider is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you be saying to a friend or relative who is in need of similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll just 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) are the icing on the cake to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney 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. Be 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 good job will lead to future referrals. You do not 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. 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 fill in the form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the kind of New Orleans divorce attorney you are looking for.
All of the above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in hiring the best divorce attorney for you in New Orleans.
Of course, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been signing up the best and most cost-effective divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce buyers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we needed to tell you something concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a map.
But now we ought to tell you something the typical family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. 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 stand-alone service if the divorce itself has been completed or will not be pursued currently.
Here are perhaps the most frequent secondary family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there is one or more minor children, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting have to be resolved and be 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 other connected topics such as property or debt division. Obviously, child custody can be emotional topics for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm idea of what the likely outcome of a child custody action would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The topic of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being going forward and just plain fairness.
Whether your child support issue is a question of ascertaining the fair amount of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parties and the percentages of physical custody of each party or alternativelyif it is a matter of either confirming or adjustment of a current child support amount, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in New Orleans can handle the case.
To speak 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 additionally in other marriages, spousal support can be an important issue. It will be the job of the court to assure that the relative economic positions of the spouses after the divorce is final are maintained as much as is possible the same as the standard of living the spouses experienced while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
When spouses cannot agree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many spouses, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable alternative to battling it out in court.
In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a trained, neutral mediator to weigh up and finalize the issues in your case. Mediation sessions frequently take place in an informal office setting, though you may alternatively be able to do your mediation online.
To find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in New Orleans, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both spouses agree they want a divorce and that no one will legally contest the case or any of its constituent issues.
In almost all instances, the divorce process for uncontested can be finalized in a much shorter time than for litigated divorces.
You may file for divorce believing the case will be uncontested, but find later that your spouse has decided to contest. This doesn’t occur often, but it does happen consistently
You should ask your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer about the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. These are not suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The important factor in uncontested divorces is to have a good and affordable lawyer on your side from the very start just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or perhaps just needs additional family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the 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.