• 7 Reasons Why Family Lawyers Should Embrace Social Media Marketing
    Family Law

    7 Reasons Why Family Lawyers Should Embrace Social Media Marketing

    Family lawyers might not be the first profession you would associate with having a presence on social media. After all, many people think of social media as a place where you talk with friends, post wacky videos, and tell jokes, which all seem a million miles away from the severe world of family lawyers helping clients daily with matters that significantly affect the lives of those clients.

    Nevertheless, whilst we would never expect family law to be the basis for comedy videos and memes, social media does have a role to play for those family lawyers who wish to promote their law practice and seek new clients. Given that, unless any law practice, whether it deals with family law, criminal law, or commercial law, adds new clients, it is a law practice heading south and will soon risk being unviable.

    As for family lawyers using social media to augment their business and attract those all-important new clients, it is essential to understand what social media can achieve for companies, including those within the family law sector. To ensure this is the case, we have outlined seven reasons family lawyers should embrace social media below. We hope this helps steer you as to why your next step should be to start a social media campaign.

    You Reach Large Audiences

    One of the biggest reasons to use social media is that it is where your future potential clients are. For example, a quarter of all adults regularly use LinkedIn; for Instagram, it rises to a third; on Facebook, you will find almost three-quarters of local adults. If you are not on these social media platforms and others, you are avoiding your prospects, not finding them.

    You Can Connect Directly With Your Audience

    With social media, you can build up a following of those who have shown interest in the subject matter you are posting content about. As such, you can connect more directly with that following than you ever can with traditional advertising channels to the extent that it can often feel like conversing with them.

  • The Whys, When, And How Of Family Court Consent Orders
    Family Law

    The Whys, When, And How Of Family Court Consent Orders

    The vast majority of family law cases relating to divorces and the subsequent need for property settlements and decisions about any children of the marriage are settled amicably. This means that the couple in question, often with the support of their respective family lawyers, have been able to agree on how property and assets will be apportioned, plus child support and visitation if they are parents.

    Once this point has been reached, to formalize the divorce an application needs to be made to the Family Court for a Family Court Consent Order. Without exception, a couple dealing with their divorce in this manner and amicably moving towards a consent order, rather than going to war against their spouse to try and achieve a ‘winner takes all’ scenario, will see several advantages.