Are the Best Divorce Lawyers Also the Most Expensive?
This family law article is about a simple question - are the best divorce lawyers also the most expensive? I will eliminate the suspense and tell you now the answer is "no." However, the reasons for that answer will help you understand what to look for when you search for the right divorce lawyer for your case.
Who doesn't want the best, right?
But what does that mean when you search for a divorce lawyer?
After all, the concept of "best" is subjective. One lawyer may think he is the best. Another may believe she is. Does that make either of them right?
Most people who search for the "best" at anything look at price. Many believe the "best" cars, clothes and homes are the most expensive. The service industry is no different. Whether you are looking at doctors, dentists, accountants or even a plumber, most assume that the higher price tag means a better service. There is some truth to that. In some situations, you truly do get what you pay for and when you look for a divorce lawyer, you should be concerned if an attorney's hourly rate or fees charges seem much lower than others - that is a red flag.
- B. Robert Farzad
What is the correlation between price and the quality of the divorce representation?
But that doesn't mean you should go out and pay $650.00 per hour for a lawyer.
So how do you make sense of it all and find the best divorce lawyer for your Orange County case when you search online? You look at the following four things:
1. Divorce client testimonials and reviews
2. Divorce case results
3. Client references
4. Reasonable fees
Let's take them one by one.
Testimonials say a lot. They tell you what other clients think about the legal representation they received for their divorce case. Testimonials are not a guarantee, warranty or prediction about the future result of your case.
Past divorce case results
Divorce case results, like those we have listed, help you see the types of cases we have handled and the results we have achieved. Chances are pretty good that you will find a case that is very similar to yours although no case or client reference should be interpreted as a guarantee or that your case will get the same or similar result.
Client references should be easy to provide for top divorce lawyers. If you asked us for references of other clients we have represented on cases similar to yours that could speak with you and tell about their experience with us, we would provide you with that immediately. We have had many clients agree to act as references.
Reasonable fees mean attorney fees that are consistent with the complexity of your case. We tailor our fees to the complexity of the case. We don't have the same retainer deposit for a middle class husband or wife with limited assets and one child compared to a multi-million dollar estate with several children and contentious custody issues. We treat you like an individual, not a number and one size does not fit all. That is how and why we can keep our fees reasonable and competitive.
Our family law firm is committed to the effective and reasonably affordable representation of its divorce and family law clients. Our firm has a dedicated family law practice. Are we the right fit for you? The best choice? Contact us for an affordable strategy session to learn more about our firm and we will find out together.