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DIVORCE FACT   The average marriage in the United States lasts 8.2 years.   Couples in Italy more than double the United States marriage longevity with their marriages lasting on average over 18 years.

Top things people consider when shopping for an attorney 

Choosing an attorney to represent you in a divorce is a very important decision.  It helps to know what people consider about an attorney before they hire someone to represent them.  Based on a survey done by ILawyerMarketing.com "New Study: How people Hire Lawyers in 2017", the average legal consumer has many considerations. They range from experience and legal fees to pictures of the attorney and his/her social media activity.  Check out the entire list from the survey below.

What do people want to know about their future attorney?

  • Years of experience
  • Price/rate/structure of fees
  • Past case history with similar cases
  • Legal information available related to their own legal issues
  • Client testimonials 
  • Reviews on 3rd party websites like Google®, Facebook® & Yelp® (in order of most utilized)
  • Negative reviews (Majority of consumers said they would hire an attorney with negative reviews if the majority of the reviews were positive.)
  • Office location (Majority of the consumers said they would travel between 15-30 miles for legal representation.)
  • Pictures of the attorney and/or staff
  • Endorsements by a judge or retired judge
  • Awards and memberships
  • Pictures of the office
  • Videos about the law firm
  • Social Media activity

Find your attorney now on the DMK Legal Directory.  For more information relevant to hiring an attorney, proceed to the next Legal Guide article, Before You Meet With An Attorney.


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