Woodland Hills Divorce Paralegal Service

Woodland Hills Divorce Paralegal Service

We are a full service divorce paralegal firm specializing in divorce and serving the city of Montrose. Our full service Woodland Hills Divorce paralegal service takes care of your entire divorce from start to finish.  Our Woodland Hills divorce paralegal service is flat-fee based so you don’t have to worry about hourly fees and high costs.

Watch the short video below to learn more about our Woodland Hills Divorce Paralegal Service.

Woodland Hills Divorce Paralegal Service

We are a full service divorce paralegal firm specializing in divorce and serving the city of Montrose. Our full service Woodland Hills Divorce paralegal service takes care of your entire divorce from start to finish.  Our Woodland Hills divorce paralegal service is flat-fee based so you don’t have to worry about hourly fees and high costs.

Watch the short video below to learn more about our Woodland Hills Divorce Paralegal Service.

Burbank Divorce Attorney Not Needed In Most Divorce Cases

Burbank Divorce Attorney Not Needed In Most Divorce Cases

If you live in Burbank and are considering going through a divorce, you may be thinking that you need to hire a divorce attorney.

Well, I am here to tell you that only less than 10% of all divorce cases filed in California actually need or used an attorney for their divorce.

What is the first word you can think of after you hear the word, “divorce?”  I bet it is attorney. And this is why I wanted to write this article to let people know that there are times when you need an attorney and times when you don’t.

When You Don’t Need An Attorney

As of this writing we handle nearly 50 divorce cases every month.  None of these folks needed or used an attorney to complete their divorce. They relied on our Burbank divorce service to complete their entire divorce case from start to finish.

Here is what our clients have in common:

  1. They are somewhat amicable.  You don’t have to be completely amicable and friendly, but you just have to be willing to attempt to go through the divorce process like adults and keep emotion out of it as best as you can.  We get it, you are going through a divorce, but just try your best to get through the divorce process.
  2. They want a good relations for their kids.  If you have children, especially young children, you are going to have to co-parent and will be in each others lives for a long time to come.  It is best that you keep at least that part of your relationship in tact so you both can do what is best for your children.
  3. They don’t want to go to court.  If you come to an agreement outside of court, no court appearance is necessary.  The courts don’t want you in their courtroom, they want you to figure that out on your own or with the assistance of mediation.  Our service handled the court for you so you won’t have to go to court.

When You Need An Attorney

There are just going to be times when you need an attorney.  If you are going to need legal advice or representation in court, then you are going to need an attorney. Unfortunately, there are people out there that will attempt to cheat the system and lie, hide assets, close joint accounts, move away with the kids or do one of 100 different things someone can do to harm the other party.  When these types of things happen, you will most likely need an attorney.

We handle a lot of divorce cases in Burbank. If you think you and your spouse can get through the divorce process with assistance and guidance from us along the way, then we encourage you to call us.  Even if you use our Burbank divorce service and later realize that you do need and attorney, you can always move on and nothing is lost.  Because we follow the exact process and procedures attorneys do, they can simply pick up where we left off.  At least you would have saved a bunch of money up to that point.

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Affordable Divorce In Santa Monica, CA

Affordable Divorce In Santa Monica, CA

We are the #1 Affordable Divorce service in Santa Monica, Ca.  We specialize in only divorce and serve the greater Santa Monica, CA area.  We are a full service Santa Monica divorce paralegal firm and can handle your entire Santa Monica Divorce case from start to finish. We discuss more about our Affordable Divorce in Santa Monica, Ca in this video, so make sure to watch for more information.

Today we’re talking to the folks in Santa Monica about our affordable Divorce process. That’s right!

We have an affordable Divorce service right here in Santa Monica to help you with your case. We are a full service Paralegal Firm.

We’re a Divorce Document Preparation Firm. And all we do is Divorce. Not only in Santa Monica but we have clients all throughout California providing affordable Divorce services.

If you’re looking for an alternative to an attorney for your Divorce, please pick up the phone and give us a call. We do provide free consultations.

Now as a licensed and bonded Document Preparation, we offer a full service process which means we do everything a law firm would do for you including fill out the forms, going down the court, filing them, serving them, all the paperwork that the court requires as far as financial disclosures.

And then we’re going to put together the agreements for you as well. It’s a very affordable way to get through your Divorce in Santa Monica if you and your spouse are trying to work towards an agreement or even if you need help coming up with agreements, we can certainly help you with Mediation Services as well as our Document Preparation Services in Santa Monica to really save you some money and provide that affordable service to you.

If you go to our website at Divorce661.com you’ll find there that we have flat fee pricing right on our website. The rates are very affordable.

We can even help you save some money on court fees in some cases but give us a call because people think they need an attorney and they don’t in many cases.

In fact many times, a large percentage of people as high as 90% of Divorce cases filed in a way in Santa Monica in California are without an attorney.

Watch Out For Divorce Services That Cut Corners | Santa Clarita Divorce

The business of providing legal services is ripe with fraud.  That is why there are many rules one must follow in order to become licensed in the field of providing divorce legal services as we do in Santa Clarita.

We have obtained those licenses to provide our Santa Clarita divorce service which required that we proved we had the necessary educations, experience and background.

Unfortunately, there are many that have no experience and are unlicensed who are out there offering their services to the public illegally and who put a bad stain on this industry.

Yesterday I received a call from someone who at first was asking about costs for certain services I provide.  I was asking some questions of this person who I later determined was calling under false pretenses.  Meaning he was not a real or potential client, but was asking questions as if he was one.

This person finally said that they were a process server who also provided family law services and had questions about how we operate.

Seriously, you are a process server and you also provide family law services?  He started to tell me how he does divorce cases and all the corner cutting that he does.

This person had absolutely no clue about how to complete a divorce, but had all the ways to cheat the system worked out.  Meaning how he could do as little as work as possible by not following the court procedure.

This is exactly the type of people that are out there offering their divorce services that you have to watch out for.

So when you are calling around trying to ask how much it is for a divorce, you best make sure to check if they are even licensed to provide the service.

I can guarantee that if you are shopping around for a divorce service  based on price and want the lowest bidder, you are going to end up with one of the characters.

I badly want to post who this person is as I found them online.  But i will just hope they read this post and figure out it was them.  I am just glad this person is not in Santa Clarita.

If you are reading this I suggest you either get licensed to practice in this field and pay your bond and go through the steps to educate yourself and the necessary training to be in this industry.

Or just go back to process serving and stick to what you know.

We Prepare File and Serve Your Divorce Papers | Santa Clarita Divorce

Are you looking for a divorce service in Santa Clarita that can take care of your entire divorce?  We are just that company.  We take care of everything from preparing your forms to serving them and filing them with the court.

We are your one stop shop and full service divorce company serving all of Los Angeles County and centrally located in Santa Clarita.

There are divorce services online where all they do is send you the divorce forms.  You can order the divorce papers totally blank or you can use some automated document assembly to prepare your forms.

There are many problems with this.  There is nobody to review your documents before you have them printed.  I can’t tell you how many clients I have who came to me after using one of these online divorce services.  They basically just through away their money.

The next problem with this is that you are not aware of the court procedure on how to file and serve your divorce forms.  This is where people really have trouble.

The interesting thing is that we don’t charge that much more than these online companies charge and we provide so much more.  Our divorce service has such tremendous value.  Not to mention that we can save you $435 on the costs of filing your divorce when you use our service.

We are the only full service divorce company that will prepare, file and serve your divorce papers in Los Angeles County.  We operate just like a law firm does and prepare all the forms exactly the same way.  This way if you ever needed an attorney for some reason, most of your paperwork will already have been completed.

Give us a call to discuss your particular situation.  We will be happy to provide you with a free over the phone consultation.

Are You Working With A Divorce Solo Practitioner Attorney | Santa Clarita Divorce

When it comes to family law attorneys in the Santa Clarita valley, you only have a handful of choices.  Don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty out here, but it is still a small community.

Many divorce attorneys in the Santa Clarita Valley are what you call “Solo Practitioners”.  This means that they practice alone without a partner attorney.  In most cases, this also means that they do not have any staff such as a receptionist or paralegal to assist them.

This brings me to the topic I wanted to address.  If you are working with a solo practitioner who does not have a staff or paralegal assisting them, you are going to end up paying the attorney’s hourly rate for everything that is done on your divorce case.

Case in point.  I had a new client that had me file their divorce case.  She just wanted to file the petition and get things started with our company because she felt there was a good chance she would need a divorce attorney down the road.

So we filed the summons and petition and had her spouse served.  She then went on a consultation with a divorce attorney in Santa Clarita.  The divorce attorney was a solo practitioner with no staff or paralegal to assist him.  So she asked what his hourly rate is.  He responded that he charges $300 per hour.

The next step for her was to complete her financial disclosures.  This is hardly a process that requires and attorney to prepare.  What shocked me was that the attorney actually advised her to continue working with us to prepare her financial disclosures because it would be cheaper.

If she was to use this attorney’s services at this point, she would be looking at spending around $1,500 to complete her financial disclosures.  We can do that for a fraction of that cost.

I have talked about this many times in the past.  There is no reason to hire an attorney until you need them for legal advice or to represent you in court.

This client did exactly what someone should do who is looking to save money on their divorce, even if they need an attorney.  She hired our divorce legal to get the process started.  She had us file the summons and petition and have her spouse served.  We are preparing her financial disclosures and serving those as wel and are completing the filing with the court.

Now she can take her completed documents over to her attorney who can now litigate her divorce if necessary.  For more information you can read the article where we discuss having us start your divorce in Santa Clarita even if you know you will need an attorney by clicking on this link.

Divorcing In Santa Clarita | We Take Care Of That | SCV Divorce

If you live in Santa Clarita and are planning on divorcing, you should give us a call.  We can help you take care of your divorce in Santa Clarita.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation service that can take care of preparing all the divorce documents from start to finish.  We file all the documents, serve all the forms.

We operate on a fixed fee schedule which means you know how much your divorce is going to cost you before you ever get started.  No retainer fees here and we don’t charge by the hour.  You know what your getting into before you ever get started and there are no hidden fees.

You will have 2 costs when getting divorced.  You will have the court filing fee. Currently this is $435.00 and you will pay that fee whether you do your divorce yourself or have us do it for you.

The other cost you will have is our cost for preparing your divorce for you.  The fee you will pay will depend on how much work there is to do on your file.  We generally will ask you just a hand full of questions and quote you a firm price right over the phone.  You can also go to our pricing page and see where you fit in.

Here are some of the questions we ask to determine the costs for preparing your divorce.

  1. How long have you been married?  This lets us know if there might be a request for spousal support.
  2. Do you have minor children? Then we will know if we need to draft a parenting plan and child support.
  3. If there are any pensions to divide.  Pensions have to be divided by a QDRO Attorney.
  4. Amount and type of property to divide?  This will let us know how much property is at stake.

The divorce process is complicated.  It is not something you should attempt on your own.  Give us a call so we can discuss your options for getting completing the divorce process.`

Don’t Waste Your Time Attempting To Complete Your Santa Clarita Divorce

I am the first to say that it is possible to complete your own divorce.  To say anything else would be a lie.  But the fact that it is possible is far removed from what it will actually take to complete your own divorce if you attempt it on your own.

So why do I say it is a waste of time to attempt to complete your own divorce?  I will give you a few examples of issues and roadblocks you may face when attempting to do your own divorce.  While there are hundreds of issues you can come across when trying to do your own divorce, I will give the most common issues people face.

Believe it or not, completing some of the divorce forms is the easiest part. But many people make tons of mistakes on these forms.  And we are talking about capable people here.  It is just that the divorce forms are so foreign that it is hard to figure out what you are supposed to do in many cases.  So while completing the forms is the easiest part, most will fail to complete the forms correctly.

The next thing I see a lot when people are attempting to complete their own divorce is that they are unaware of how the process of divorce works.  For instance; What forms to complete and in what order, how to serve the divorce documents and which ones can be served by you and which need to be served by someone else.  Which forms have to be personally served and which ones can you mail.  Which forms are filed with the court and which ones are only served on your spouse.

I would consider the two issues above, that of how to complete the divorce forms and being familiar with the divorce process as the two biggest issues people have when attempting to complete their own divorce.  But there are hundreds of issues that can spiral off these to major problems.  There are so many decisions you have to make and so many easy mistakes to make.

This is why we say you should not waste your time attempting to complete your own divorce.  There is just too many things that can go wrong.  I can’t tell you how much business I get where people have tried to do their own divorce for months and sometimes years, only to come to us for assistance after wasting so much of their valuable time.


How To Streamline Your Divorce | Santa Clarita Divorce

The more I talk about it and write about it, the faster word is spreading on how to streamline your divorce using the Hybrid Divorce Judgment.

The hybrid divorce is simply that.  A cross  between a Uncontested divorce and a Default divorce case.  So lets back up a little first and talk about these two types of divorce cases which will help you better understand the Hybrid divorce.

An uncontested case is one where both parties have entered the case.  One party has filed the Petition for divorce and the other party filed a Response and they will enter into a written agreement regarding the terms of their divorce.

A default case is where one party has filed for the divorce and the other party does not respond. This can be intentional or because the other party is not going to participate or has not participated at all and you want to move on.

Now, on to the hybrid.  The hybrid divorce is one where the Petitioner files for divorce and the other party is not going to respond and default (purposely) but the parties are still going to enter into a written agreement.

So you can see it has the elements of both the default divorce and the uncontested divorce.  The difference between a true default and a hybrid is that in the true default, you can submit the request to enter default after 30 days where with the hybrid divorce, you will submit the default along with the written agreement and judgment.

The only difference between the uncontested case and the hybrid divorce case is that there will be no response filed with the hybrid divorce.  Aside from not completing a response, you will do all the same paperwork as the uncontested divorce case.

The reason this streamlines you divorce is because you do not have to file a response and once the case if filed you can start working on your financial disclosures and toward a written agreement.  The other aspect of the hybrid divorce is that you avoid paying that second filing fee for filing the response.  This saves you $435.

You Will Have Lots Of Questions About Divorce | Santa Clarita Divorce

If I had to describe what I do on a daily basis, I would say that I spend a huge amount of my day talking to clients and answering their questions about divorce.  Interestingly enough, I answer the same questions over and over again.

That is why I started blogging and writing articles about divorce.  So that I could provide a way to answer folks questions about divorce.  In fact, that is what i do on a daily basis.  Whenever I get a question that I don’t think I answered in my blogs, I will make sure to take the time to not only write an article about it and also do a YouTube video on the issue.

In fact, if you are on this site now because you had a question about divorce, make sure to search through this site.  I have written over 800 articles (as of this writing) about divorce.  I have also created over 120 videos and a bunch of Podcasts.

The idea here is to inform the public about how divorce works.  Despite the fact that there is a ton of information on the internet about divorce, it is written in a legalese fashion making it hard to understand.  Divorce attorneys have not figured out that they need to talk about divorce in plain English. Why say the word “Pleading” when you can just say “forms”.  It is much more understandable that way.

A good example of this is with the computer guy that was just at my office to “network” my computers.  I knew what that meant, but why not just say “connect the two computers together” so they can talk to each other?  I am sure there are just as many people out there that don’t speak “computer” as there are people who don’t speak “divorce”.

You will have lots of questions about divorce. Feel free to read our blogs and search our divorce information.  There is a lot of information you can learn from our sites.  And as always, you can always call us to get answers and help on divorce.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm in Santa Clarita that specializes in divorce and serves all the courts in Los Angeles.