The WRONG Way to Buy a Car

by | May 14, 2013 | Attorney Fees, Newsletter, Save Money, Wendy Hernandez Blog

The WRONG Way to Buy a Car

I detest the entire car buying experience.  I only do it when forced.  Before I am willing to step foot into a car dealership, my current ride has to be broken-down and completely falling apart.

Like most people, when buying a car, I want to get the most bang for my buck.  I’m usually disappointed at what I can get for what it is I WANT to spend (which is not a lot).

Wouldn’t it be nice if a person could get the highest quality, best performing vehicle for just under three hundred bucks a month?

If you’ve bought a car in the last decade, you know these four things:

The WRONG way to buy a car.
The WRONG way to buy a car.

1.  This ain’t never gonna happen.

2.  When buying a car, you have to balance how much you are willing to spend against the quality of the vehicle you want to get.

3.  You can buy a car off Craigslist for a few hundred bucks just to get it “done”.

4.  The kind of driving experience a $300 Craigslist car will get you is probably one you’ll regret. 

I’m sure you figured out right off the bat where I’m going with this, so I’ll get to the point already:

Buying a car is much like “buying” an attorney.  Most people detest the attorney-shopping experience.  When someone is looking for a lawyer, it’s usually because something in that person’s life is broken-down and falling apart.

Most people want the highest quality, best performing attorney for the job.

The hitch is this:

Most people don’t want to make the investment to get the best lawyer to suit their needs.

I get it.

Who would?  It seems like kind of a waste of money, doesn’t it? 

Well, look at it this way:

Like buying a vehicle, the money you spend on a lawyer is directly related to the quality of the “ride” you are going to experience.  It is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life.

Is it worth wondering how your relationship with your children might have been different had you only spoken to an attorney before signing off on that document your spouse drafted?

Do you want to be in the position of kicking yourself after you realize you gave away more rights than you were actually entitled to under Arizona law?

These people have come to me wanting my help.

But only… 

AFTER it was too late.

You will have to live with the fallout from your divorce for the rest of your life.

Carefully consider what is most important to you in your attorney-shopping experience.

Quality?  Money?  Striking a balance between those two things?

If you are considering whether you should Get a Divorce for $299, you can’t miss this week’s Hernandez Family Law blog on Get a Divorce for $299.  Before going to the Divorce Depot, you cannot afford NOT to find out what a $299 divorce will get you. 

If you’ve been through a divorce and hired someone to help, whether it was the Divorce Depot or an attorney, leave a comment here with your ideas for helping others on the verge of divorce.   

To boil it down, ask yourself this:

Do you want ongoing support, maintenance and navigation?  

If so, a $299 divorce isn’t going to cut it.

The help of a full-service attorney will.

Sending you wishes for a smooth ride this week!

All my best,


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