You probably don’t know what I am talking about when I say franchised Divorce Paralegal Services, but what I am referring is the “We The People” type paralegal services and talk about the differences.
First of all, if you live in Valencia, CA, there is not a We The People document preparation service. This was a franchise location which essentially means the people that worked there were not actual skilled divorce paralegals. The franchised document preparation service works much different than what our service provides.
(By the way, we provide a full service divorce solution throughout California. If you are looking to get a divorce and would like assistance, please give us a call for a free phone consultation at 661-281-0266. We have a full service and self-help service.)
The reason I bring this up is because we are often asked how we are different from other types of services. And we are able to distinguish ourselves from these franchised services in the following ways.
We are the ones that hold the legal document registration and have the experience specializing in divorce. Not only do we only handle divorce and family law related issues, but we have worked for the courts, worked in the court’s divorce self help centers and worked for some of Los Angeles Counties largest divorce law firms.
This is not the case with franchised types legal services or even the folks that provide numerous different legal document preparation services.
The folks that purchase franchise legal service business don’t have the experience to handle your divorce case. In fact, they don’t even handle the divorce paperwork at their location. They are usually just a conduit between you and the people actually preparing the divorce paperwork. This means that you are completing a questionnaire that is sent (out of state in some cases) and prepared by people employed for the master franchise owner.
Here is why you should be concerned with this. Who do you ask when you have questions? If you are not working with someone who has experience working with the courts and understands procedures, how do you expect to successfully negotiate the divorce process.
I felt I needed to bring this to light because we get way to many calls where people have gone to other services before finding us and who were not able to get their divorce case completed because they either lacked the skills to complete their divorce or the people they paid to help them with their divorce or they never got a return call once they gave their money to them.
The point it to use a service that is licenses, who has experience and who will get the job done.
Here is a pointer. It won’t be the cheapest guy on the block!