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In a perfect world, the process of selecting a local divorce lawyer would include easily gathering all pertinent details of a divorce attorney's law practice. However, the reality is that we rarely get beyond how much he or she charges and how long they've been practicing law. One thing is certain: that everyone wants affordable, honest, experienced and competent lawyers to represent their interests.
What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start.
Lawyers are like athletes - driven by performance. What differentiates them, among other things, is that a lawyer will sometimes do near anything to win. For a lawyer, winning means reputation and prestige, and reputation and prestige mean the ability to charge higher fees. Some of the top attorneys will charge $1,000 or more per hour for their services. We call this Rent-A-Brain.
Some people ask friends, family and acquaintances for divorce attorney referrals to avoid having to announce to the world that their marriage is over. If your discreet inquiries don't produce recommendations, your fingers and mouse end up doing the walking. Yellow pages. Local newspapers. On-line lawyer databases. Classified ads. Craig's List. Angie's List. And on and on. Random matching seems to be your destiny.
Some people have a gender preference for their attorney, others want board certified, still others base their decision on who to hire on how much experience they have with divorce cases.
As You May Have Guessed, There Is A Better Way
What if you were to anonymously enter your case into a database of local lawyers, where you describe your situation and only those lawyers that want to offer their services reply to you with their credentials and fee schedule?
Even better, how important would it be to review ratings by real people that have used the very attorneys that respond to your anonymous case? Still better, what if there was no cost to enter your case into the database? That's right, no charge. Zero. Zip. Nada. Bubkis.
We at DRS recommend that you use such a free lawyer selection process where you post your case anonymously, receive responses from attorneys in your area, and can consult a review system to see what people who have used them have to say about those attorneys. Your goal to Find The Right Attorney can really be attained!
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