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Should You Trust Review Sites When Choosing a Divorce Attorney?

By The Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC on February 11, 2015

The Internet has placed a wealth of information at our fingertips. While simply finding information used to be a major hurdle to choosing a good Long Island divorce and family law attorney, today, sorting the information available poses a much bigger challenge.

The Internet can provide attorney websites, contact information, information on court cases, and much more. It can also provide endless comments by other individuals on an attorney’s work. Although review sites allow you to see these comments, they may not be the most reliable source when you’re trying to decide which attorney to hire. Here’s why:

  1. People self-select whether or not to leave reviews. Internet review sites don’t collect a review from every single person who has ever worked with – or against – a divorce lawyer. Instead, they collect reviews only from people who feel strongly enough about their experience to log on and type out a review.
  2. Anyone can pretend to be a former client. Is everyone who leaves a review telling the truth? It’s impossible to tell. In family law cases, it is very common for a former spouse, still hurting from the divorce, to pretend to be the client of the attorney who actually represented the person’s spouse. By taking on this persona, the aggrieved spouse pretends to be an expert on how “terrible” the attorney is – when, in fact, the spouse’s perspective comes from “the other side of the story.”
  3. Each case is unique. Every legal case differs from all others. This is especially true in divorce, where every case depends on the specific circumstances of the marriage. Review sites cannot begin to tell you how well you will work with this attorney on your Only contacting the attorney yourself and trusting your instincts during the conversation will tell you whether this lawyer is someone you trust.

To speak with one of the reliable attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC about your divorce case or family law matter, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (516) 227-5353.

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