Where Can I Get A Cheap Divorce In Los Angeles

Okay, so I can only assume you searched for information of where you can get a cheap divorce in Los Angeles.  You have come to the right spot if you are looking for a cheap divorce in Los Angeles.

If you are looking for a cheap divorce in Los Angeles, then you are going to want to use a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm that specializes in divorce. Legal Document Assistants are essentially paralegals that are allowed to work directly with clients going through divorce without the supervision of an attorney.  The result is that you don’t have to pay expensive attorney fees when you work with a service like ours that specializes in divorce in Los Angeles.

Our cheap divorce service in Los Angeles is based upon a flat fee structure.  This way you know exactly how much your Los Angeles divorce is going to cost you.

Our prices are as cheap as $599.  This is for a full service divorce process.  So let’s talk about what you get here.

We take care of everything including:

  • Preparing your divorce forms
  • Filing your divorce forms with the court
  • Serving all divorce forms
  • Preparing a hybrid or default judgment
  • preparing final divorce judgment papers
  • Determination of child support
  • Determination of Spousal Support

If you are going to price shop for a cheap divorce in Los Angeles, make sure that you are getting and apples to apples comparison.  Some companies are not licensed and are operating illegally. Some companies are not going to file your documents for you or have hidden fees.  Some companies have you fill out a questionnaire.

The point I am trying to make is that you have to be careful when deciding who you are going to use to complete your Los Angeles Divorce.  You know what you get when something is cheap.

I know I titled this article “Where Can I Get A Cheap Divorce in Los Angeles” but only because there is a lot of people searching for this service with those terms.  Don’t be fooled.  We provide an excellent, full service divorce solution for a flat fee.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm that specializes in providing divorce services directly to the consumer in Los Angeles. Please give us a call for more information about or Los Angeles Divorce Service.

Much of what we do is right over the phone and you do not have to travel to our office if you chose not to.

Baby Boomers Divorce Rate Now 25%

A Recent article in the Los Angeles Times now estimates that the baby boomer generation divorce rate is now at 25%, up from 10%.

What is being called a “Gray Divorce Boom” is being led by baby boomers once again. Most of us are keenly aware of how this huge population of people have effected the economy throughout history.

Now they are creating a boom in divorce.

Working with people who are going through divorce everyday, I can attest that we get our fair share of baby boomers coming through our doors. In fact, I would say it represents closer to 40% of our clients, not just 25%.

But what explains this increase in this older folks getting divorced? Is it the change in how we look at divorce overall as a culture?

I am in my 40's and my parents never divorced. My friends parents did not divorce, at least that i can recall. So divorce was just something that was not as prevalent as it is today. It has become the, “well, everyone else is doing it” scene.

We never make is our business why someone decides to get divorced. Getting divorced is a personal decision and only you know what is best. We are not here to judge, rather if you have made the decision to get divorced, we simply want to make the divorce process as simple and smooth as possible.

If you are a baby boomer or fall in this “gray divorce boom” you are obviously not alone. The divorce rate is climbing every year and is impacting all ages and generations.

For there to be this drastic of an uptick in divorce, one must conclude that there has been a dramatic shift in how our culture looks at divorce and marriage. Perhaps folks stayed in marriages due to social pressures as getting divorced in the past was not as prevalent.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firms specializing in divorce. We are headquartered in Santa Clarita, CA and serve all of Los Angeles County.

Keeping Santa Clarita Updated About Divorce

The divorce process is confusing for most, we know that. That is why we are constantly keeping Santa Clarita updated about divorce.

On our blogs and websites, we write daily articles about some part of the divorce process. Sometimes we write multiple articles a day. It just depends on what happened recently in our business that inspires us to write and discuss specifics related to divorce.

Whenever we come across a questions we have been asked that we have not answered, we will often write about them so folks can find the answers online.

In addition to our blogs, we also upload at least one video per day that discusses divorce. This may be about how to complete certain forms or about a specific process. We plan on consistently producing videos that are helpful to folks attempting to learn about the divorce process.

So we have talked about our blogs, websites and videos. Did you also know we do a daily podcast? Yep, we also have a daily podcast where we discuss some of the issues people are running into when going through divorce.

We figure by having multiple channels for people to find out about divorce, we not only establish ourselves as the leader in divorce legal services in Santa Clarita but also provide a hub for information with multiple ways to get information.

If you are going through divorce or considering getting divorced in Los Angeles County, make sure to spend some quality time on our blogs, websites, watching videos and listening to our podcasts. There is a wealth of information out there and it is good to be informed.

As always, if you have a question you cannot find the answer to, simply ask us on our home page and we will make sure to answer it for you.

We are licensed and bonded divorce legal service in Los Angeles, CA. We are located in Santa Clarita and specialize in divorce in all of LA County Courts.

Don’t File A Summary Divorce – Los Angeles Divorce

I keep reading articles and watching videos from companies who say that summary divorce is the way to go. The fact of the matter is that you don't want to file for a summary divorce. I am going to tell you why.

But first, let's talk about why others in the industry say it is the way to go. Others will tell you that it is an easier way of getting divorced. That there is less paperwork, and it is a faster process. I totally disagree with this assessment.

The paperwork you need to complete in a summary divorce is no less than a regular divorce. The paperwork is just different. The paperwork is not any easier either. If you have never completed any of the divorce paperwork before, either way is going to be just as confusing and difficult.

And here is the kicker….


That's right. Summary divorce is going to cost you twice as much money to file as it will if you just do a standard divorce.

Why? Because a summary divorce is what is considered a “Joint Petition”. This means that both of you are the Petitioner. You have Petitioner #1 and Petitioner #2. This is instead of there being a Petitioner and Respondent.

On the summary divorce, because it is a joint petition, YOU BOTH HAVE TO PAY THE FILING FEE!

This means that instead of paying the $435 filing fee, you now have to pay $870!

This is not the case on a standard divorce. In a regular divorce, only one party has to pay the filing fee. The other party will simply not file a response and not have to pay the filing fee.

If you were going to file a summary divorce, you know you have to be in total agreement from the beginning. If you are in agreement to get divorced and to the terms of the divorce, you can decide who is going to file and who will not respond and default.

It is called a hybrid divorce which simply means that one party filed, the other party did not respond, but you are proceeding by agreement and both parties will sign the judgment.

For more information about hybrid divorce cases, you can search our site or check out our youtube channel where we cover it in great detail.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firms that specializes in divorce in Los Angeles County. We are headquartered in Santa Clarita, CA and serve all the courts in Los Angeles.


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.

More California Divorce Cases Being Rejected

We are starting to see more divorce cases in California being rejected by the courts. This is especially true in Los Angeles County.

The divorce courts use a checklist of items they can reject your case for and is 3 pages long. We are actually considering preparing a video on each of the reasons your case can be rejected so you can avoid having this happen to you or fix it if it has.

Sometimes the divorce cases are rejected for good cause. Meaning you forgot to include a necessary page or used the wrong language or forgot to check mark a box you were supposed to.

But now, we are seeing more random reasons for rejection. Most recently we had a case rejected and the clerk requested that the papers be collated. Collated? Really?

On another case, the case was rejected because the documents were not in the correct order. You will note that the court does not tell anyone what order the forms should be in. And in fact, the order can vary depending on who is reviewing the judgments.

I have some inside knowledge of how these divorce judgments are reviewed, because i am often the one down at court reviewing them. I have been an intern and volunteer my time at the courts to make sure i am always up to date with any changes.

I can tell you that the issue with collating and putting the judgment in a certain order is something new.

I honestly believe that the courts are so overwhelmed that they are just looking for any reason to reject your judgment. If the judgment is submitted in an unorganized fashion, they will just reject it instead of reorganizing it for you.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm that specializes in divorce. We are headquartered in Santa Clarita, CA and serve all the courts in Los Angeles, California.


Divorce Is All We Do In Santa Clarita

Divorce Is All We Do In Santa Clarita

That’s right. Divorce is all we do here in Santa Clarita. And to be honest with you, we wouldn’t have time to do anything else.

The word is out that we are the number one divorce document preparation firm in Los Angeles County and are right here in Santa Clarita.

Things pretty much took off once we opened up shop. We are not bragging, we are thankful actually. Of course, not that people are getting divorced, but that we have established a business that has met a huge need.

When we did our due diligence research on this business model, we learned that there was a huge void in legal services. There are attorneys, of course, who charge their outrageous fees and who only 10% of people can actually, truly afford.

Then there is the self help centers who provide free legal services to those folks with low incomes.

But what about us in the middle. This 80% of families who realize that attorneys fees are too much and who don’t qualify for government free assistance?

That is when we discovered the huge demand for affordable legal services in Los Angeles. And not just another paralegal service that provides an “okay” service, but a major player in the legal industry that can go head to head with attorneys as far as the quality of service we provide.

When you go to get divorced, make sure to use a company that is experienced in the game. We have been doing this for years and have worked in the self help centers, major area family law firms and are one of the only companies who have also worked for the Los Angeles Superior Courts family law departments.

Give us a call when you are ready to get started or would simply just like some answers to your questions about divorce.

There Are Many Reasons Your Divorce Judgment Can Be Rejected

There Are Many Reasons Your Divorce Judgment Can Be Rejected

If you are one of the many people who have completed your divorce on your own, then you know how challenging it has been.

You know of the countless hours you spent completing all the paperwork and making sure you did it right.

Then you get to where you have to complete the judgment paperwork and soon realize that you may be over your head because of how many forms are involved and how confusing the questions are. But you think to yourself, “I got this far, i’m sure i can do it”.

So you work through the forms, make all the copies, get the signatures and then submit your final judgment. A month goes by, 2 months then three. You start to forget about it and figure it is done, because there is no way it could take this long if the court was going to reject it.

Then on month 3 or 4 your get a package in the mail from the court. You are excited that your divorce is over and rip open the package containing your judgment.

“Wait, what is this? A Reject sheet?” As you read through the reject sheet you are slowly realizing that your paperwork had errors, probably multiple errors, even errors that seem to be ridiculous as the reasons your divorce judgment was rejected.

So after 3 or 4 months, now receiving a reject on your divorce judgment, you realize that you are going to have to do this again. As the frustration sets in, maybe you throw everything in a corner to deal with it another day or maybe you plan on taking another stab at it and fixing the issues with the judgment.

There are many reasons your divorce judgment can be rejected. Most likely it was not a single issue that resulted in your divorce being rejected, rather numerous issues. The reject sheet lists about 50 reasons and then there is always that “other” box which makes the reasons you divorce judgment can be rejected infinite.

What we recommend is coming to us to prepare a judgment review. We will do a complete review of your paperwork. Not just the judgment paperwork, but all the paperwork leading up to the judgment as well.

We have been providing expert divorce paralegal services for several years now and can help you through this frustrating time. Give us a call so we can help finish your divorce and put this all behind you.

We are headquartered in Santa Clarita and serve all the courts in Los Angeles County.

Service At Los Angeles Divorce Courts Likely To Worsen

Service At Los Angeles Divorce Courts Likely To Worsen

The courts have reported that there will be further court closures, additional restructuring and another round of layoffs which will impact over 500 Court employees in the next few months.

Those of us in the industry are already starting to feel the impact. We are starting to have much longer delays in getting documents filed with the court than we have in the past.

Normally, we could file a new divorce case by mail on a Monday and have the filed copies back the same week. The last case we filed just came back from the court, and we sent it to them 10 days ago.

It makes me wonder what the court is doing with the documents we mail in. I know the Post Office is getting the mail there the next day, so are the forms just sitting there for over a week before the clerk decides to stamp them and mail them back to me?

I have had to make sure I am aware of the slower service of the courts when letting my clients know when they can expect their cases filed.

This will certainly have an impact on when you can expect to have your final judgment forms signed off by the judge. Currently, the courts are taking up to 3 months to sign off on judgments. This could easily go into the 4 to 5 month range.

The other area we will see some issues is with how long it will take to get a hearing when filing a request for order from the court. Most court are running approximately 45 to 60 days before you can get in front of a judge. This will most likely be increase as well.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation service that specializes in divorce in Los Angeles County. Please give us a call if you need assistance with completing your divorce case.