You will find so many divorce attorneys in South Sumter. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter South Sumter South Carolina and click Search. You’ll get a lengthy listing of divorce attorneys in and near South Sumter.
You’ll realize that all of those attorneys look and sound the same. They will 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.
If you click right through to the internet sites of these attorneys , that won’t help either. All of them have the same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All 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 do not 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 savvy marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak lawyer. You need an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to protect your interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in South Sumter.
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.
You should also remember 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’s not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any type of performance metric by that lawyer. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo tells you that should you hover over the little information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in South Sumter are obviously not going to write testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in different fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So a nearby DUI lawyer who doesn’t have necessary knowledge about the lawyer 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 lawyer about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating does not tell 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 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.
You’ll also realize that several divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You may 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’ll need a divorce lawyer who handles only family law matters. You do not want your South Sumter 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 very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, as you read this, only you know what’s involved with your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local South Sumter divorce lawyer who demonstrates to you some type 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 kind of self-praise means nothing to you. It could be accurate, but it may not be. You are searching for clear reliable proof.
Also, bear in mind that you don’t have to find the best divorce lawyer in South Sumter. No one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best South Sumter divorce lawyer FOR YOU!!
How to locate 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’s reasonable to assume that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the problems and challenges in their 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 is a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a lawyer to deal with your own legal and economic interests when they do not even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each lawyer. 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 good example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce lawyer who has seized the very 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 South Sumter? How about a divorce lawyer who’s smart enough to possess one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable contact number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce lawyer you’re searching for?
So you don’t need to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” lawyer . Also, you don’t need to hire a non-descript lawyer who simply stands in line with every other divorce lawyer in Sumter County. You need a lawyer who handles himself or herself creatively because that means s/he will look after your divorce the same way.
However, there’s more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the best 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 cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle many divorce cases are usually better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce lawyer who is experienced in family law and understands the intricacies of divorce.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a lower cost of case acquisition than their local lawyer competitors pay. That means that your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer is LIKELY to charge lower fees.
Many also offer flat fee a la carte service packages such as a document review package, where you will not only have your total cost up-front but also pay only for the legal services your divorce actually needs.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial consultations.
However, perhaps the best economic indicator for you to consider is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral goldmine. What will you say to a friend or relative who needs 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 free case. All of your referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) will be free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer for many 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 will 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 lawyer understands that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you want a very good job done in your divorce.
Only a good job will lead to future referrals. You don’t need to be nasty or mean about that reality. Just state it as a business proposition. Your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer will know it’s true. Be sure to 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 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 fill in the form at the bottom of this page to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer . S/he is just the type of South Sumter divorce lawyer you are looking for.
The advice above tells you what to avoid and what to look for in hiring the best divorce lawyer for you in South Sumter.
Obviously, we might have just said to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying great and most cost-effective divorce lawyers and introducing them to divorce consumers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce lawyer. But we needed to tell you some guidance concerning what 1-800-DIVORCE seeks in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer. We did not just throw a dart at a local map.
But now we should also tell you a little about the usual family law services that are provided by 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers. Of course, the most common is divorce. Legal separations are less common.
In a common family law matter, there will be many family law services provided – maybe 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 currently.
Here are perhaps the most common secondary 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 become the subject of court orders.
Child custody is always considered by the court to be more significant than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property or debt division. Obviously, child custody can be stressful issues for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a better impression of what the likely outcome of a child custody litigation would likely be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form below.
The topic 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 topic is a question of determining the correct or fair dollar figure of child support that should be paid, as determined by the relative incomes of the parties and the ratios of physical care,custody and control of each party or alternativelyif it is a matter of enforcement or adjustment of an existing child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in South Sumter has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer and obtain a free child support strategy session, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.
Often in a long term marriage, but also in other marriages, depending on circumstances, spousal support can be an important matter. It will be the concern of the court to make sure that the relative economic positions of the parties after the divorce are maintained as much as is possible identical to the financial standard of living the parties 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 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 both meet with a professional, neutral mediator to discuss and resolve the issues in your case. Mediation sessions often take place in a neutral office setting, but you might also be able to go through your mediation online.
In order to find out about the divorce mediation services available from your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in South Sumter, call 1-800-DIVORCE or submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Uncontested divorces are divorces in which both spouses agree that they want a divorce and that no one will legally contest the case or any of its constituent parts, e.g. custody, support and property/debt division.
In almost all cases, the divorce process for uncontested divorces will be finalized in a much shorter time than in fought divorces.
You may sue for divorce believing that the process will be uncontested, but find later that your spouse will. This does not happen often, but it does happen consistently
You should 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 ALL uncontested divorces.
The main factor in uncontested divorces is to have a good and cost-effective lawyer on your side from the start just in case your uncontested divorce becomes contested or perhaps just needs some additional family law services.
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.