5 Helpful Divorce Tips When Representing Self | Santa Clarita Divorce

We have been getting a lot of exposure on our Santa Clarita Divorce Google+ Business Page and thought we would provide folks looking for divorce assistance with some helpful tips on a variety of issues people face when representing themselves.

We are always looking for ways to get information regarding divorce out, and we learned that we can redistribute our content from our blog to Google Plus and then link that content back to our blog.

When Does The Divorce Process Start?

Have you heard of the 6 month waiting period when going through divorce.  This is one of them most misunderstood issues of divorce.  In this video we discuss what you have to do to get the clock ticking on the 6 month waiting period and tell you when the divorce process actually starts.

What Divorce Documents Should You File First?

When people are going to get divorced, they often think they have to have everything figured out before they ever file the first divorce forms.  This is simply not true.  Divorce is a process and has several steps.  The fist step is to file your initial divorce papers so a case number can be issues and your case opened with the courts.  In this podcast we discuss exactly which forms you need to file to start your California divorce case.

How Spousal Support Works

If you think your spouse is going to want spousal support, you will want to watch this video.  We discuss how spousal support is determined and discuss the court’s spousal support calculator known as a Dissomaster Report.  Watch this video where we discuss how California spousal support is determined.

How To Apply For A Fee Waiver For Your Divorce

If you cannot afford the whopping $435 filing fees for divorce, there may be a way to get your court fees waived.  So far, we have a 100% approval rate for getting our clients court fees waived.  There are some specific income requirements you have to meet, otherwise you have to prove to the court that you cannot afford your court fees and still pay for the necessities of life.  In this video we show you how to prepare the divorce fee waiver.

Why You Should Not Attempt To Complete Your Own Divorce

The divorce process is long and complicated.  While technically you are allowed to complete your own divorce, many have tried and many have failed.  In this podcast, we discuss the issues you will be faced with and common problems of trying to file your own divorce case in California.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation service in Santa Clarita that specializes in divorce in California.  For a free phone consultation, please call us at 661-281-0266.


Do You Qualify For A Fee Waiver – Los Angeles Divorce Service

People are thrilled to learn that there is an affordable divorce service in Santa Clarita. Then, once they get started working with us realize how much value there really is when working with us.

This past Friday we started working with a new client that was looking for an affordable way to get divorced. She did not have a lot of money and was on a fixed income.

When people tell us this, we make sure to tell them that they can always use the courts self help center. When we advised her of this, she said she was aware of the courts self help center and did not want to stand in line all day to get help.

When folks tell us they are on fixed income, one of the first things we want to figure out is if they qualify for a fee waiver of the court fees. In certain circumstances, you can qualify for a fee waiver.

If you are unemployed or are making less than the prescribed amount of money per month listed on the fee waiver application, you can request the court sign a fee waiver which will save you the cost of the filing fee.

The filing fee for divorce in Los Angeles County is currently $435 so it is well worth your time to at least fill out the fee waiver and see if the judge will sign off on it.

In this case, we prepared the fee waiver form for her along with all her divorce forms. Normally, we will file all the new cases, but when a fee waiver is involved, the client must go down to court to file because the judge normally wants to speak to you.

We told here where to go in the court and who to talk to. When she called us she was excited to tell us that the court had approved her fee waiver. Yep, she just saved $435 dollars which almost covered her entire cost of working with us!

When going through divorce it is important that you work with a company that is experienced in the divorce process. I am certain, had this client attempt the divorce process alone or use a service who did not know how divorce works, she would have ended up paying that $435 filing fee.

We specialize i divorce in Los Angeles County and are heaquartered in Santa Clarita, CA. You can reach us at 661-281-0266.