How to Find a Good Graphic Designer for Your Website

If you are an attorney, you need a well-designed website so that you can attract new clients. A good website will help you to reach customers that might otherwise look to your rivals for the kind of services that you offer.

Remember that there is a lot of trust involved in dealing with legal issues. No matter how skilled you are, you need to be able to convey that skill level to people who do not know anything about the work that you do. Attorneys are selling to lay people. Whether you are a divorce attorney, a criminal defence attorney, or someone who specialises in corporate law, you need to make sure that you put forward the best possible representation of your brand from a West Palm Web Developer.

A lay person has no idea what you are offering. They do not understand what differentiates one attorney from another, and to be fair to them for the basic day to day cases simply having passed the exam is going to be enough. Your job is to convince your clients that you have the little extra that makes it worth them working wtih you.

A good graphic designer is an important starting point for any new website project, but is doubly important when it comes to something like law. Customers expect to see a website that is well designed and professionally developed. They want logos that look neat, and typefaces that have good kerning. Things like good spelling, good grammar, consistent branding and a clear color scheme will make all the difference to what people think of the website.

Yes, it’s true that attorneys are not graphic designers themselves, but that does not mean that people should be overly relaxed when it comes to things like branding. Just because you can’t do a good logo yourself, it doesn’t mean that you can get away without having one. To the client, the perception is that if you are spending a lot of money on a legal firm, then that legal firm should be able to spend a lot of money on getting things done for themselves.

The same goes for your website copy – if your site is riddled with spelling, punctuation and grammar errors then that’s not going to reflect well on you. If it is poorly designed, loads slowly or look ugly then that’s not going to look good either.

Think carefully about what you do and about how each element of your website looks. Spend a little extra to get a good website that runs smoothly and that is well SEO-ed. You will be glad that you did because it will perform better in terms of search rankings, and it will be more likely to convert consumers as well. In addition, people are going to be more willing to refer their friends or colleagues to use a legal firm that spends a little extra on branding, because it makes them look like they value their services.

A good graphic designer will be able to work with almost any type of company, but you should take the time to examine their portfolios to make sure that you are getting one that presents the look that you like. They will be able to do a few designs for you until you find one that you line, and will offer some revisions for you as well. With luck, you will get something that you like, and that you can present to your customers and clients with pride. Investing in a great looking website and offline brand will help you grow your business.

If ever you will find yourself in need of a quality divorce attorney in Arizona you can always contact us. Read our FAQ page for details.

Frequently Asked Questions!

How does the divorce process start?

The divorce process begins with the filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the family law court. The Petition outlines, in general terms, what the filing spouse seeks to obtain from the other spouse.

Once the non-filing spouse is served with the Petition, the marital estate is terminated from that point forward and no additional community property and/or debt is created. A response is then filed by the other spouse outlining their position.

What do I do for support while the divorce is pending?

The divorce / family law courts have a procedure to establish Temporary Orders also known as Pendente Lite Orders. The Temporary Order deals with the most immediate needs of the parties including, but not limited to, spousal maintenance (alimony), child custody, child support, child visitation, temporary possession of the house and vehicles, assignment for payment of debts, access to financial accounts and attorney’s fees. Other issues may be addressed in the Temporary Orders hearing.

How much will the divorce cost?

The cost of a divorce is the most difficult thing to evaluate. The cost is determined by a number of factors involved in your divorce matter. The factors generally include what are the contested and uncontested issues. In a divorce case, the most common issues are child custody and support, spousal maintenance, business evaluation, division of assets and liabilities, and seeking and obtaining Temporary Orders. The more areas in which each of the spouses agree will lower the overall cost of the divorce to both parties. The more contentious the divorce, the more expensive the family law proceeding becomes.

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How does the family law court determine child custody and support?

The primary focus of the family law court when determining child custody is the “best interest of the child”. This is the overriding concern of all divorce / family law courts in Arizona. The form of custody can be joint custody or sole custody. On rare occasions, one party may be required to be supervised by an independent third party when visiting the children. As mentioned above, the family law court’s determination of the form of custody is based upon the best interest of the children.

Child support is determined by a complex formula that has evolved over many years. The main criteria used to determine child support are the gross incomes of the parents, the amount of time spent with the children and who pays for such things as health insurance, daycare and other necessary services for the benefit of the child/children.
How does the family law court divide the assets and debts of the divorcing parties?

Arizona is a community property state. As such, the divorce court presumes that each spouse is entitled to 50% of the assets acquired during marriage. Divorce courts generally seek to divide debt equitably in a divorce case. This does not necessarily mean that each spouse will have 50% of the debt assigned to them. The family law courts also take into consideration the spouse’s income stream, ability to pay debts and issues of waste and/or dissipation of community property assets.
My spouse and I own a business. What happens to the business during and after the divorce?

During the divorce process, the family law courts attempt to maintain the status quo when it comes to the day-to-day operations of a family business. A business valuation expert can assess the value of the business during the pendency of the divorce matter. The court, with the input from the business valuation expert, will determine a fair value of the family business. The spouse that is ultimately awarded the business must pay the other spouse that person’s community share of the business. This is generally one-half of the value assigned to the family owned business.