Hi, Tim Blankenship here with divorce661.com. In this video we’re talking more about using someone who specializes in divorce to help you with your paperwork.
I want to cover maybe 2 topics here. Number 1 is in California you have to be a legal document assistant, LDA, licensed and bonded in order to work with clients without attorney supervision. You cannot just be a paralegal. However, paralegals out there either doing this on the side or never could get the licensing and registration as an LDA.
So they’re out there doing divorce paperwork and honestly they’re not suppose to. There’s just not anyone supervising or kind of policing these activities. So generally people looking for paralegals and generally they are on their own. They are not working for attorneys and you want to make sure that they’re an actual legal document assistant and you’ll see on our website at divorce661.com we clearly have our registration up there.
That’s number 1, number 2 is when using someone for your divorce make sure they specialize in the area of law that you need assistance with. We do only divorce. I should say everything family law related under that umbrella, custody, visitation, legal separation, all those but we specialize in 1 area. We are seeing people with multiple quote, unquote disciplines where they are doing a variety of different areas.
Number 1 they’re not going to do as many cases as we do in family law. We handle about 20 25 divorce cases a month and folks that are doing everything are doing that because they don’t have enough business in that area and number 2, we see people who are paralegals who are nowhere even close to being in the family law arena.
We had a client come to us for help after she had hired a paralegal who was a medical paralegal who works in the medical industry as a paralegal and tried to take this divorce case on. I’m assuming it was her 1st one because it took 2 years, imagine this, totally in agreement, husband and wife, totally in agreement, easy case, very little assets, no children and this paralegal is trying to get this divorce case through for 2 years.
Client called me for help, we took over the case and by looking at the paper work it was obvious that this person had no clue about the policies of divorce, the procedure, or the paperwork. It was terrible. We had to undo everything. I got it fixed in a day.
It was that simple when you really know the tactics and you really know the policy and what you’re doing, that’s how fast we can get things corrected, but 2 years on a simple divorce really consider who you’re choosing, please do your diligence, do your homework, call us for a free evaluation or consultation.
I’ll be happy to talk to you and talk about your case specifically and tell you exactly what we can do for you. Tim Blankenship, divorce661.com. Hope you’re having a great day. We’ll talk to you soon.