We have probably all seen the ads on the internet and in person. They always say something like: “CHEAP DIVORCE $399”. The price often changes but the sentiment does not, there are lots of entities and individuals in cities across the United States that are advertising cheap divorces.
For example ads that say:
“CHEAP DIVORCE NEW YORK”
are often very eye-catching. Naturally, we view things that seem cheap with suspicion.
You may think this article is being written to disparage those people and entitles. It is not. We don’t know those people. They don’t know us.
What we know:
- We are contacted by people who inquire about our services and mention that they have seen ads for cheap divorces.
- Folks are often confused about why those services can be offered so cheaply and attorneys fees can cost so much more at times.
- States and local governments across the United States have provided packets and forms for individuals with simple divorces or who may not be able to afford legal fees.
- Irrespective of what the “CHEAP DIVORCE” people are doing, many of their customers can probably use the packets provided online.
Like many other law firms, we have no desire to compete with people selling divorce forms. We provide a completely different service. The product we provide is legal representation. Our opinion is, if you want someone to just fill out forms for you, forms that you can download for free on the internet, then that is your right. However, we do have concerns that people don’t know that they can get those forms for free. We are confident in the value we bring with the services we provide. It is concerning that people in our communities may be susceptible to the predatory practices of entities selling forms filled out by non-attorneys, which can be downloaded for free. Due to the alarming discovery that many people contacting us had been in touch with people or entities that were providing transcription services rather than legal services, we have created additional resources.
People have the right to make an informed decision. We decided to do something major to help people:
WE ARE GIVING THE DIVORCE FORMS AWAY
(**by linking to the government sites that already do)
If you are looking to hire a lawyer for your divorce, please consider our firm:
99 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10016
(by appointment only)
You can contact us at 212-675-7955.
Disclaimer: This information has been provided by a Lawyer that provides services in the subject area and receives compensation for those services. This post and the contents therein represent(s) the opinion of the author. Prior results are not indicative of future outcomes. This may be considered ATTORNEY ADVERTISING in some states.