You will find far too many divorce attorneys in Greenville. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Greenville South Carolina and click Search. You’ll get an extended list of divorce attorneys in and near Greenville.
You’ll observe that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They will all let you know in their short identical Avvo blurbs that 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 attorneys , that won’t help either. All of them have the exact same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All of them 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 listen to any of that noise. If they don’t prove it, this means nothing. “I think I’m a real great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Greenville.
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 practically nothing to do with the particular performance of the individual lawyer. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that lawyer. It is founded on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that if you hover over the small information icon close to the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Greenville are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI lawyer who does not have any necessary understanding of the lawyer s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer in trade for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not let you know how good or affordable any lawyer actually is.
And yes, you do want a cheap divorce lawyer 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 lawyer through 1-800-DIVORCE, but let’s face it, if you have an uncontested divorce, you WANT a cheap divorce lawyer.
Additionally you will 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 suggesting, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You want a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You do not want your Greenville 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 very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So at this time, 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 Greenville divorce lawyer 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 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 seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce lawyer in Greenville. No-one knows who that is anyway. You will need to find the best Greenville divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to find YOUR divorce lawyer? Look at how each divorce lawyer handles his or her law practice. Why? Because that’s how s/he will handle your divorce or other family law case.
It is reasonable to think that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their very own businesses will be the way s/he handles the problems 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 lawyer positions and promotes their own law practice will be a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a lawyer 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 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’s 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? How about a divorce lawyer who has seized the best family law brand in the world? How about a divorce lawyer who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Greenville? How about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to have a single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable telephone number?
Isn’t that the kind of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re searching for?
So you do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . And you do not want to hire a non-descript lawyer who just blends in with every other divorce lawyer in Greenville County. Instead, you want a lawyer who represents himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will handle your case in the same manner.
However, there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard family law 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 divorces tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced in divorce and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has a cost component. It provides 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their competitors pay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many additionally offer flat fee unbundled services such as a document review legal services offering, where you will not only know your complete fee up-front but also pay only for the services your divorce actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, perhaps the foremost economic factor for you to consider 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 similar legal assistance in the future? You’ll just be able to say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the gold for the lawyer – a case they don’t pay anything for. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer 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 may 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 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 good job will bring those free referrals. And you do not 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 did not 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 exactly the kind of Greenville divorce lawyer you are seeking.
The advice above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in Greenville.
Obviously, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and affordable divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce consumers ever since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a best-rated local divorce lawyer. But we needed to tell you a little about what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just toss a dart at a local map.
But right now we should also tell you something the most common family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law case, there will be many family law services provided – either as well as divorce or legal separation or as a separate service if the divorce has already been done or will not be requested currently.
Following are perhaps the most common additional family law services, though these are not unimportant.
If there are 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 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 division. Obviously, child custody can be emotional issues for the parties.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm impression of what the probable results of a child custody litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The issue of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a concern of financial well-being and just plain fairness.
Whether your child support topic is a question of ascertaining the fair dollar figure of child support to be paid, as determined by the incomes of the parents and the percentages of physical custody of both parties or if it is a matter of enforcement or modification of a current child support order, your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Greenville can handle the case.
To consult with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the web form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a long term marriage, but additionally in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important issue. It will be the job of the judge to make sure that the economic outcomes of the spouses after the divorce are maintained as much as is feasible identical to the financial 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.
When spouses disagree, a divorce does not have to mean an expensive trial. For many divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is an much better and more cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation.
In mediation, you and your spouse confer with a trained, neutral mediator to weigh up and resolve the areas of disagreement in your case. Such sessions frequently take place in a neutral office setting, though you may also be able to go through your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Greenville, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both parties agree that they want a divorce and that no one will contest the case or any of its component parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In many cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces can be completed in a much shorter time than in litigated divorces.
You may sue for divorce thinking that the process will be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse has decided to contest. This does not happen frequently, but it does happen consistently
You will want to ask 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 ALL uncontested divorces.
The important factor in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and affordable lawyer on your side from the very beginning just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or needs some additional family law assistance.
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.