I look at other family law websites and thought I’d see what some sites have that others don’t. Here’s what I found so far.
Hallier & Lawrence. What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: “Ask Angie” and “Andi v. Andi” (which, I think, has now ended with the exit of one of the Andi’s to another type of practice). Downloadable Divorce Guides, published by Divorce Marketing Group (in the areas of Divorce; Children and Divorce: Financial Divorce). Community Involvement, telling me what the attorneys in this firm do as volunteer work (actually a few sites had that information).
Scott David Stewart, What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: A detailed “Basics” page describing the various sections of the Child Support Guidelines. A blog that is apparently written in-house, as opposed to canned articles, and which is fairly up to date (the most recent post I saw was June 30, 2013, which is better than I’ve been doing). An Arizona CS Guidelines iPhone app (the only one I’m aware of so far).
Stone&Davis Law. What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: Links that are of use to the client, and extensive information about its attorneys’ community service.
John Herrick What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: The Affidavit of Financial Information in Excel format, easy to download by both clients and other attorneys. Courtesy of both John Herrick and Jeffrey Miller.
Dickinson Wright. What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: Vcards for all the attorneys. Thank heavens—I’ve been confused ever since their email addresses changed earlier this year. And the fact that they “have developed the largest domestic relations practice in the State of Arizona.” I guess intellectually I already knew that, but hadn’t seen it stated before.
Hildebrand Law/ Christopher Hildebrand. What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: Blog Post “10 Ways Men Get Caught Cheating – Then and Now” dated July 24, 2013 (info-graphic). Interesting comparison of how social media and electronics are trapping cheaters now, as opposed to the stray matchbook or lipstick stain of yesteryear.
DavisLimited/ Greg Davis. What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: Links to the practice area blurbs, and office location right on the home page.
Jeffrey Miller. What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: A “Fees” tab on the Home page, and on the Fees page, a full and complete explanation of what an initial consult will cost, and how fees, advance fee deposits and billings are handled.
Fromm, Smith & Gadow: What I found here that didn’t appear at other sites: Each attorney’s reported family law cases (in the attorney’s profile).
Hallier/ Lawrence was far and away the most engaging family law website I viewed today. The site is sharp and modern and easy to read, but more importantly, this site had more information that would be of use to the consumer (both potential clients and other attorneys who want information) than the other sites. Scott David Stewart site came in a very close second in that category, but the Fees information offered on the Jeffrey Miller page was truly useful and highly unusual.