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Friday, July 27, 2012

Divorce Lawyers for Men

From the Wall Street Journal:

Divorce lawyers seeking an edge in a crowded legal marketplace have found a niche they say pays off in good times and bad: appealing to men who fear getting a bad deal.

With sports magazines in the waiting room and radio and TV spots that promise to put men first, "divorce for men" law firms position themselves as the best defense a soon-to-be-ex-husband could have in the struggle to keep his kids, his house and his money.

They say their expertise lends firepower in situations where other lawyers might cave, and they coach men on how to avoid certain snares. For instance, if you want to stay in your house, steer clear of confrontations—especially in front of witnesses—that could provide fodder for a restraining order.

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That's a great angle, but it is also a lie. These firms who advertise 'for men' will represent a woman just the same as they will represent a man. Additionally, there no type of 'special training' these 'for men' firms have that makes them more qualified to represent men than the other 'run of the mill' divorce firms.

Posted by: Divorce Forms | Jul 27, 2012 4:52:17 PM

Thanks for the post, and I'm helping my friend look for a divorce lawyer in newport beach, ca. And neither of us are having any luck, so if anyone knows of any then that would be great.

Posted by: Tyler agent | Feb 6, 2013 5:22:19 PM

Thanks for this post. I've found it difficult to find a decent divorce lawyers in Surrey BC. Thanks again.

Posted by: Richard Wright | Feb 21, 2013 10:33:59 AM

So are there different ( divorce lawyers for men and women? I didn't actually know that there was a difference when I was looking in Surrey, BC. But I guess I should have been looking for gender specific.

Posted by: Bill Shields | Mar 18, 2013 6:10:52 PM

I think I need to talk to an McHenry county divorce lawyer. My sister is trying to leave a bad relationship. How can I help her?

Posted by: EmmaCay | Apr 5, 2013 1:06:32 PM

Thanks for the post! I know it can be harder for men to find a decent ( divorce lawyer oakville so I appreciate the post!

Posted by: Shanna White | May 10, 2013 8:32:29 AM

thanks alot this was really helpful while ive been looking for divorce lawyers in Calgary

Posted by: joepower1234 | Jun 11, 2013 12:09:08 PM

I was looking for divorce lawyers in Oakville. I need one for my uncle. I sure wish they didn't split.

Posted by: William Walker | Jul 26, 2013 9:49:22 AM

It's really hard to face something like divorce alone. Getting a good divorce lawyer is one of the best things you can do for yourself. What else do you think we should consider when getting a lawyer and handling the expenses in a divorce?

Posted by: sillowine | Oct 7, 2013 10:16:53 AM

Thank you for the info ondivorce lawyers. This will definitely help when I look for one.

Posted by: Kurt Cooks | Oct 15, 2013 1:48:22 PM

I am trying to get joint custody of my children. Everyone is on my side but because she is their mother she seems to be ahead in the legality side. I wonder if there is a good divorce lawyer in Oakville?

Posted by: spencer shawn | Nov 8, 2013 12:36:49 PM

Thanks for sharing. I would really like to find a family law lawyers in Calgary. Its always nice to know you have someone you can trust and who will be there to back you up. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: family law lawyers calgary | Nov 11, 2013 9:10:21 AM

Why would a man need a different type of lawyer than a woman? In Tucson AZ, divorce lawyers aren't gender specific. They can help anyone and everyone.

Posted by: Anne Lawrence | Nov 14, 2013 9:14:35 AM

Getting a divorce is probably the most difficult thing ever!! I've seen how difficult it is to families and either way, both sides want a fair game and separation of assets. Getting a good divorce attorney is the most helpful thing you can do.

Posted by: sillowine | Nov 14, 2013 1:15:09 PM

Thanks for this I've been trying to help a friend find a Utah divorce attorney. It's been a really tough time for her.

Posted by: Avery Schlacter | Nov 25, 2013 9:30:13 AM

I didn't know that they were dividing them that way. Do law firms just tend to help more of one gender than another? How can you tell who is a divorce lawyer for men? I have been looking for a divorce attorney in West Plains, MO, maybe this is what I need.

Posted by: Xavier | Jan 6, 2014 8:22:44 AM

Their are a lot of valid points given in the comments. I agree that it is a great angle to try to get a specific type of client. I wonder how they deal with women clients that are also going through divorce.

Posted by: Charlie McPoyle | Feb 18, 2014 4:13:49 PM

I've never heard of a lawyer that only helps one gender. I don't think it's bad, just different. I do have a friend who is going through a divorce right now and could use some help.

Posted by: staceybeck01 | Apr 30, 2014 12:28:19 PM

I think that having divorce lawyers specifically for men is a great idea. Every day in the media you see celebrity men getting a bad deal out of a divorce. When you don't have a lot to lose, every penny you could get counts. It's good to see men being fairly represented too.
Kat Brennan |

Posted by: Kat Brennan | May 6, 2014 12:44:56 PM

Is there a different kind of help for men and women when it comes to finding a divorce lawyer? That is what this is basically saying and I do not know if that is right. They should both be treated the same way. We have equal rights and it is very important too.
Jak Manson |

Posted by: Jak Manson | May 14, 2014 8:26:02 AM

It's important that both parties in a divorce are properly represented. I don't know that I buy that lawyers need specific training for representing men as opposed to women though. It can be very difficult for a male divorcee to get custody of his children, etc., but it's far from impossible.

Sal Wesson |

Posted by: Sal Wesson | May 22, 2014 11:56:54 AM

I didn't realize how specialized these lawyers are. That's really impressive. They must of put a long time into their education.

Posted by: Jameel Johnson | Jun 2, 2014 11:03:31 AM

Being a lawyer that appeals to a man's case is very unique. I think that's a great idea to get an edge in the business. I'm sure cases are different for men and women.

Posted by: Julia Carlson | Jun 12, 2014 9:45:58 AM

Thank you for the blog you have posted here! This has been very helpful to look through! I know it may not be easy working in law, especially divorce, but it sure has helped my family. Thanks so much and keep up the good work!
Tim |

Posted by: Tim Wilson | Jun 25, 2014 8:06:09 AM

I didn't know that there were divorce attorneys specifically for men. I think that is really interesting because it seems like men usually have harder times during the divorce. It would be interesting to see the results from all of these cases.

Posted by: John | Jun 26, 2014 8:14:43 AM

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