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Awards: The Big Decider When Choosing Divorce Lawyers

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Divorce | 0 comments

You’ve settled on a divorce, you’ve done your research on divorce attorneys, and now you have a decision to make. You’ve asked around for recommendations. You’ve searched online to see what people say about the law firms you’ve narrowed down to. You’ve met with the law firms for your free consultation and further weeded them down. You’ve checked to see which firms have done best by their clients, and you’ve trimmed a little further. And yet, still, you’ve got a few names on the list.

This is a very common situation. It’s easy to end up having to pull up the moment before you start the divorce because you just can’t quite settle on the right name to finally settle on for your lawyer.

It’s also easy in this situation to feel a little deflated or even a little panicked. You have, after all, done everything right, and still you have a tough decision to make, and you really don’t want to make this one wrong.

Thankfully, there’s a final round of cuts you can make to your list: the award circuit. Lawyers like to tout their awards, and the good ones have several. This is an easy way to do a final ordering of the names on your list.

Start by eliminating the lawyers on your list who don’t have any awards. How do you know they don’t have any? Again, lawyers will tell you. They’re proud of their awards and accolades. So if they aren’t advertising them, they don’t have any. Look at the accolades at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC. They get an honored place on the site because they are an important sign that the lawyers are doing a good job according to their clients and their colleagues.

So, anyone not prominently displaying big awards, mark them off the list.

At that point, try to organize your list based off who has the most, and the most prestigious awards.

At this point, you should have narrowed down your list significantly. After all, there aren’t that many awards out there for lawyers, so there probably aren’t that many names on your list with several.

If you still have several names on your list, it’s time for that tough choice, but there’s some good news before you make. At this point, you can either decide based off a gut feeling or through a random process (flip coins, pin the divorce on the law firm, whatever works). The truth is, if you have several names that came highly recommended, had a record of good results, impressed you in an interview, and had won several awards, you’re already choosing between better and best.

In other words, at that point, you’ve already only got good options to choose from. So either pick based off a slight preference or just go with the first name that strikes you. You’re sure to get a good lawyer that can get you the divorce you need. So, pick the name, and get that divorce over with.

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