Valencia Divorce : How Long Is This Divorce Going To Take?

Oh my god! I get this questions every day, like 5 times a day, even though I scream it on this blog, social media, my podcast and everywhere else.

That’s okay, it comes with the territory.

Here is the answer….

It is going to take way longer than you think..

Here is another podcast I have done on the subject… again.. 🙂

But here is the real deal.

The soonest your divorce in Valencia can be finalized is 6 months after the case has been filed and served. Not after it is filed, but after it is served.

Oh and another thing I hear all the time which is not correct.

People think that since they have been separated for more than 6 months already prior to filing for divorce that the six months started when they separated. This is not the case. In fact, I am going to do an entire blog post just on this wrong information.

So it is 6 months after the case has been filed and served. And by the way, the case has to be filed before it can be served. I see a lot of people thinking they can complete the divorce paperwork and serve their spouse before the case has even been filed. Oh, and people are serving their own documents. You can’t do that either.

That is for another blog post as well.

(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.)

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And here is the other thing you need to know. You don’t have to wait 6 months to turn in all your paperwork. 6 months refers to when the court will approve your judgment. This does not mean that you can’t turn your paperwork into the court prior to the six months. In fact, we turn our divorce cases as soon as 30 days after the case has been filed and served.

And guess what? We get our cases through the court in just about 3 months total, way before the 6 months. The thing is, the court will place an effective date of 6 months out from the date of service on your judgment paperwork.

Just give us a call and we’ll handle your divorce case for you.

That was easy!

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We are the number one divorce paralegal firm in Yelp.  In fact, we are the number one divorce firm in Santa Clarita among all attorneys and paralegals in Santa Clarita.

We have been fortunate to have great clients in Santa Clarita and throughout California who are going through divorce and who have left us great reviews. We work really hard to provide a great divorce service in Santa Clarita and think the reviews speak for themselves.

When going through a divorce in Santa Clarita, you have to make sure you choose a divorce firm that understands the divorce process and can get you through your divorce regardless of what happens.

What happens in this industry is that there are people out there offering divorce services in Santa Clarita that are not licensed to do divorce cases or even work directly with the public to help people with their divorce.

This is not so much a problem in Santa Clarita as it is in other cities in Los Angeles County.  You have to be registered and bonded to assist folks with divorce as an LDA or Legal Document Assistant.  While the industry is regulated, there is not much policing of those folks who offer divorce services in Santa Clarita.

We are a full service divorce paralegal firm (LDA) in Santa Clarita, CA and serve not only the city of Santa Clarita but all of Los Angeles County and California.  Because we specialize in only divorce in California, we have become the go-to company that people turn to when they are looking for an affordable divorce service.

We are the only Santa Clarita Divorce Paralegal firm in Santa Clarita that is licensed and bonded to work with clients going through divorce in Santa Clarita.  We are fortunate to be the leader in filing divorce cases in Santa Clarita and have a good reputation in our community.

We have all 5 star reviews on all of our review sites, including Yelp and are thankful to our clients who have stepped up and completed reviees on Yelp for us.

We know that a lot of people turn to Yelp, no so much to find us, as our blogs and videos take care of that, but they turn to Yelp to do research on us and make sure we are a good fit for them and that the community has given us positve reviews.


Santa Clarita Divorce | Santa Clarita Divorce Services

Santa Clarita Divorce | Santa Clarita Divorce Services

Hi, my name is Tim Blankenship with

We are licensed and bonded legal document preparation form, we specialize in divorce, essentially, we are paralegals. You probably know us as paralegals; you may have even searched for us and found us by searching for a divorce paralegal.

So I just want to talk a little bit about the Santa Clarita divorce process.

If you’re watching this you’ve obviously searched for something relevant to that.

Again, we are licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm, we specialize in divorce and we are headquartered in Santa Clarita. We can help you with your divorce case, either filing for divorce, or responding for divorce, essentially anything that has to do with divorce, custody, family in general, anything that the family court, we can handle.

Post-judgment motions, if you need to modify support, up or down, change custody visitation, basically everything we can take care of for you.

As legal document assistants we can have a direct relationship with you as opposed to a paralegal that has to work under the supervision of an attorney.

We don’t have any attorneys in our firm, we’re not required to, the county, per our bond, and our license, trust us to work directly with you, due to our experiences in the firm. So let’s talk about that a little bit our experiences.

Started off working at the self-help clinics at the San Fernando court house, did that for six months, followed by doing a two year internship with the Los Angeles superior court in the family law department, in fact I still have my certification with them to this date.

After that I’ve worked with Santa Clarita’s largest family law firm for two years, getting additional exposure.

So I have experienced both form the law firm perspective, the court perspective, and the self-help client perspective, roll  that all together and here we are today with divorce661 in Santa Clarita. Helping clients save money, get through the divorce process, paying us to help you avoid frustration doing this on your own.

This has been Tim Blankenship, we have free consultation feel free to give me a buzz 661-281-0266 and you can always get more information at our website at

Thanks for reading!