How To Avoid Being Overwhelmed During Divorce In Santa Clarita

How To Avoid Being Overwhelmed During Divorce In Santa Clarita

I have been doing a lot podcasts where I have been discussing some tips on how to avoid getting overwhelmed and frustrated.

I gave some tips, which I will explain here, on how to go about breaking up the divorce paperwork into different steps.

Most people try to tackle all the paperwork at once. This is a bad idea. The first thing you need to take care of the the initial divorce forms that are necessary to file your divorce case.

The only forms you need to complete to file for divorce in California is the Summons, Petition and Family law case cover sheet. If you have kids, also include a UCCJEA.

Once you have these 3 of 4 forms completed, you can file them with the court, get a stamped copy and be ready to serve the divorce forms on your spouse. Get this done right away as this is when the 6 months waiting period begins.

Now that you have your spouse served and proof of service filed with the court, you can move onto the next step.

The next step is to complete your disclosures. This means doing your income and expense declaration and the schedule of assets and debts. Make sure to serve copies of most recent statements when you do this. Don’t file these with the court, you only serve them on your spouse. The only form you will file here, is the declaration regarding service of declaration of disclosure. This tells the court you complied with this step.

Once you have done all this, all is left is the divorce judgment forms. I say “just” but this is, by far, the hardest part. There are up to 25 different page of divorce forms you have to complete here. Make just one mistake, and the court will reject your filing and return everything to you.

This will set your divorce back by at least 3 months. This is why we recommend that, even if you have completed all the documents yourself up to this point, that you have a professional company prepare your divorce judgment for you.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm in Santa Clarita that specializes in divorce.


Free Divorce Attorney Consultation When Using Document Preparation Service

Free Divorce Attorney Consultation When Using Document Preparation Service

If you read our article about our searching for a flat fee attorney in Santa Clarita who would provide more affordable divorce representation, then you know we are always looking for ways help our divorcing clients save money, even when they may need to hire an attorney.

After I wrote that article asking if there were any flat fee attorney’s in Santa Clarita who would provide free attorney consultations and flat fee divorce representation, I ran into just such an attorney.

While 90% of my clients get through the entire divorce process without any need for an attorney, I do get my fair share of contested cases where one spouse has hired and attorney and the other spouse does not have money to hire an attorney.

When this happens, they usually come to me to help assist them with their divorce case and prepare their responses, etc. But I always wanted to have my service go a step further and provide a great legal service.

The arrangement I made with this attorney is that he will provide a free divorce consultation to any of my clients that need one. This way you can use my affordable divorce document preparation service and when you need legal advice, you can speak to the attorney free of charge.

This greatly improves the service I am able to offer. No longer do you have to make a choice between using a paralegal service or paying the high costs of attorney representation.

Now you can use our divorce paralegal services, get your legal questions answered and, if need be, have representation in court for one low flat fee.

If you are looking for the best value with your divorce in Los Angeles, give us a call. We are headquartered in Santa Clarita and serve all the courts in LA County.