Hiring one of the best divorce lawyers is the most important thing you need to do for your family law matter.
Where do you start?
First of all, lawyers’ websites could often be the worst place to start. They will not help you much if you are looking for the best of the best.
Do you ever notice that most divorce lawyers’ websites look the same? Do they have generic photos of lawyers standing in suits, photos of law libraries, photos of the pillars of parliament, or photos of the scales of justice? Seriously, how can a person even begin to tell these lawyers apart from each other?!
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Having trouble finding the best divorce lawyers?
If you are looking online for a family law lawyer in British Columbia, you will see that not only do most law firm’s look the same, but they also say the same things as each other. And if you start reading the law firm’s “about” page, you are no further ahead.
How most legal firms describe themselves. Same old, same old...
- We have a proven track record of success.
- Put your trust in us.
- Get the advocacy you deserve.
- For your cost-effective divorce
- We fight passionately to protect your rights.
- Our experienced divorce lawyers will fight for your rights and protect your interests every step of the way.
- Our compassionate and skilled team is here to provide you with the legal guidance you need.
- We dedicate ourselves to tirelessly negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf.
- We are compassionate and we empower you to make informed decisions about your future.
- Our experienced team of divorce lawyers provides you with personal legal representation.
- Our knowledgeable divorce lawyers are committed to finding amicable solutions for families with a focus on minimizing conflict.
You get the idea.
So how do you tell the difference?
Lawyers advertise to their potential clients by stating they will be your advocates. They say they are experienced and that they will protect your interests.
They also say they are skilled. But when choosing lawyers for your case, it is not so easy to tell them apart, is it?
Being the best divorce lawyers takes a lot more than being nice, having experience, and knowing the law
What are the real qualities and skills of the best divorce lawyers?
Introducing the Pathway Legal Difference...
The bottom line is that the best divorce lawyers put their money where their mouth is.
What do I mean by that? As an example, here's how our Pathway Legal divorce lawyers care for the clients they work with...
It is one thing for a lawyer to say they are great at what they do, and that they are committed to resolving your matter, but a whole other thing to say that they have substantially invested their time and resources in additional dispute resolution training.
Lawyers are busy people. Taking additional dispute resolution training demonstrates a high level of commitment and says a lot about how much your potential lawyer is going to put into getting your matter resolved. For real!
When lawyers take additional dispute resolution training, they qualify to become collaborative divorce lawyers, mediators, or arbitrators. This additional training makes them tend to be way better at their jobs. They tend to be very good negotiators on your behalf, you have a higher likelihood of avoiding court, and reaching a fair settlement. Avoiding the courtroom happens more often than not.
The best family law lawyers - like the Pathway lawyers - must have the additional training and skills necessary to get your matter over the finish line, whether as an amicable divorce lawyer or one skilled in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Best divorce lawyer for women v. for men
People often ask us if we have more male clients or more female clients.
The short answer is that whether someone is the best divorce lawyer for women or for men really holds little weight. The qualities are similar, regardless of the gender of the client. At the same time, sometimes you might want to get specific about the kind of lawyer you hire for the specific challenges your family law case will have.
The team at Pathway legal is infinitely qualified to meet your specific legal needs.