Tuesday, February 8, 2011

'Divorce' is FindLaw.com's Most Searched Legal Term for FY 2010

Interesting News From FindLaw.com...

"Divorce" was 2010's most searched legal term on FindLaw.com, the most popular consumer legal website.

Since about half of all American marriages end in divorce, it should come as no surprise that "divorce," and its dependents "child support" and "child custody," got the nod for most searched legal terms during the past 12 months.

"Divorce filings are a fairly common legal proceeding," said Stephanie Rahlfs, attorney and editor with FindLaw.com. "In many ways, it's not surprising that there are a lot of people looking for information on what divorce entails, divorce laws as they specifically apply to their state, how the process works, and how they can find an attorney."

Going through a divorce is difficult and emotional. Contested child custody decisions and protracted financial disputes often erupt during the dissolution of a marriage. So it makes sense that people come to FindLaw to research what ending their marriage might entail.

Top FindLaw.com Terms Include:

What can law firms gain from this information? Many of these searches end up in the FindLaw.com directory so if these include any of your practice areas (especially for family / divorce law), then you might want to look into some increased visibility with Findlaw.

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1 comment:

  1. This was a really great read, appreciation for taking the time to put it together! Touched on some very good...