13 Divorce Lawyers of the Rich and Famous

WHO ARE THE DIVORCE LAWYERS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS?   Do you know who the divorce lawyers of the rich and famous are? Who are the divorce lawyers that celebrities and billionaires hire to handle their divorce cases?  There are not that many divorce lawyers who are lucky enough to get big name clients. … Continue reading “13 Divorce Lawyers of the Rich and Famous”

How many divorce lawyers should you interview before hiring?

Hiring a Divorce Lawyer: How Many Should you Interview? Ideally, you should interview a few divorce lawyers before you select the one you will work with. It is not a good idea to just take the first divorce lawyer you speak to just because you may feel desperate or eager to get the divorce over … Continue reading “How many divorce lawyers should you interview before hiring?”

Are Divorce Lawyers Charging their Clients Too Much?

Are Divorce Lawyers Charging Their Clients Too Much? There are divorce lawyers who charge upwards of $700 per hour for a divorce. Is this a fair price for the work involved? When you consider that some online companies are charging a fixed rate of less than $500 for the whole procedure from start to finish, or … Continue reading “Are Divorce Lawyers Charging their Clients Too Much?”

Do Divorce Lawyers Need to Do a Better Job of Getting Back to Clients?

Divorce Lawyers Don’t Return Client Phone Calls in a Timely Fashion According to Surveys Apparently the #1 complaint that clients have about their divorce lawyer is not the exorbitant fees but in fact the slow return of phone calls, text messages and other contact attempts. I am not sure if this is a fair characterization. … Continue reading “Do Divorce Lawyers Need to Do a Better Job of Getting Back to Clients?”

Hey Divorce lawyers! Need more business? Throw a party for your past clients!

So I was reading Family Law Magazine and there was this one article about marketing for Family lawyers. One of the tips was for lawyers to throw a party for former clients to show appreciation for their business and to make it kid friendly if possible so the clients could bring their kids. So you … Continue reading “Hey Divorce lawyers! Need more business? Throw a party for your past clients!”

Is the Suicide Rate Among Divorce Lawyers Cause for Concern?

This is a very delicate subject and I don’t know enough about it to discuss it with any degree of authority. But apparently, the suicide rate among lawyers has been mounting in recent years. The studies have not isolated lawyers by area of practice, only lawyers as a profession compared to other professions like the … Continue reading “Is the Suicide Rate Among Divorce Lawyers Cause for Concern?”

Are Divorce Clients/Consumers Getting Too Demanding for Divorce Lawyers to handle?

Are you a divorce lawyer who has been practicing for at least ten years? If so, we would like to hear from you in answer to this question: Are divorce clients/consumers getting too demanding for divorce lawyers to handle? The reason we ask this is that we have noticed a trend not just in the … Continue reading “Are Divorce Clients/Consumers Getting Too Demanding for Divorce Lawyers to handle?”

Do Divorce Lawyers Need to Be More “Empathetic”?

What a concept! The empathetic divorce lawyer. Is this an oxymoron? I don’t think so necessarily. I think that if a lawyer is even specializing in Divorce and Family Law in the first place, he or she must have at least one “sensitivity chip.” Because this stuff is not easy on the emotions, nerve endings … Continue reading “Do Divorce Lawyers Need to Be More “Empathetic”?”

Divorce Lawyers face two competing challenges: make money vs help their clients to save money

Divorce lawyers the world over have a bad reputation for being exploitative of their clients’ vulnerable state of life and mind. That is to say that, with few exceptions, people see divorce lawyers as greedy sharks who charge usurious fees and who prolong rather than settle divorce cases in order to hit their clients with exorbitant … Continue reading “Divorce Lawyers face two competing challenges: make money vs help their clients to save money”

How to get the judge to seal your divorce case and ban the public from seeing the proceedings

But is it possible to seal a divorce case? Yes, normally to get a file sealed one has to proceed by motion or order to show cause. It is in the judge’s discretion however whether to grant the motion or not. But you can always appeal the judge by going to the Appellate Division and getting a stay pending the outcome.

But is it possible to seal a divorce case? Yes, normally to get a file sealed one has to proceed by motion or order to show cause. It is in the judge’s discretion however whether to grant the motion or not. But you can always appeal the judge by going to the Appellate Division and getting a stay pending the outcome.

Do American divorce lawyers have a legal duty to report tax cheats and tax dodgers?

a UK law, dating back to 2003 makes it a legal duty for divorce solicitors in the UK to report “suspicions” of tax dodging and tax cheating to the National Criminal Intelligence Service pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act. This anti money laundering legislation “applied to the transfer of assets from a person to their ex spouse on divorce.” Do American divorce lawyers have a similar duty?

a UK law, dating back to 2003 makes it a legal duty for divorce solicitors in the UK to report “suspicions” of tax dodging and tax cheating to the National Criminal Intelligence Service pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act. This anti money laundering legislation “applied to the transfer of assets from a person to their ex spouse on divorce.” Do American divorce lawyers have a similar duty?

How can divorce lawyers get page 1 ranking in Google searches? Get Google Juice!

Google can make or break a divorce lawyer’s career. This is true in New York as much as in other parts of the country and in the rest of the world, no doubt. But in New York, it seems that Google advertising is especially premium. Divorce Lawyers on the first 3 pages of Google (anything after page 3 is really irrelevant if you think about it) are apparently paying close to $20 each time someone clicks on their ads. Can you imagine? That means if 10 people click on the ad, the lawyer has to dish out $200.00 per day! In seven days that is $1,400.00 and there is still no guarantee that the clients will call.

Google can make or break a divorce lawyer’s career. This is true in New York as much as in other parts of the country and in the rest of the world, no doubt. But in New York, it seems that Google advertising is especially premium. Divorce Lawyers on the first 3 pages of Google (anything after page 3 is really irrelevant if you think about it) are apparently paying close to $20 each time someone clicks on their ads. Can you imagine? That means if 10 people click on the ad, the lawyer has to dish out $200.00 per day! In seven days that is $1,400.00 and there is still no guarantee that the clients will call.

Interview with London solicitor, Emily Brand: Our international correspondent chats with one of UK’s top divorce lawyers

  Emily Brand, one of London’s best Divorce Lawyers, talks with Divorce Saloon’s International Correspondent   You are recognized as one of the UK’s top Divorce and Matrimonial Law Solicitors. How were you able to create and cultivate this reputation? Goodness, that’s quite a complicated question! To start with, I would say that I was … Continue reading “Interview with London solicitor, Emily Brand: Our international correspondent chats with one of UK’s top divorce lawyers”

A New York City Divorce Attorney in defense of divorce lawyers

I read with interest this article the other day on the Huffington Post and it was written by divorce lawyer Ms. Etezad Rachman.  And this is an excerpt from her article: There is only one sure bet about divorce, and that is this: hiring a divorce lawyer will only make things more expensive and nasty.  I … Continue reading “A New York City Divorce Attorney in defense of divorce lawyers”