Santa Clarita Divorce : Beware Online Divorce Services

If you go online to find a place to help you file for divorce, you will no doubt come across hundreds of “online divorce services”.  I want to warn you of what you are getting yourself into with these companies.  First, all you get is a bunch of paperwork mailed to you and you have to do all the work.  Most of the time, the paperwork they use is outdated.

I have had to many people come to me after wasting their money on these online divorce services that I make every effort to warn people of what they are about.

I explain more in this video and podcast.


$97 Dollar California Divorce Service Online

For the last couple of months I have been working on a project that would bring the California Divorce self help centers to your home or office.

I am referring to a website where I have recorded all the steps on how to complete your California divorce on video.  Not only that, but I provide all the forms as well.

This video divorce course was designed for the people who are planning on doing their own divorce, either by trying to figure it out on their own, or by going to the court’s self help centers.

This is an affordable way to have the exact process of completing your divorce without the need for having to figure things out on your own or wasting hours and days at the self help centers.

The site is called California Divorce Tutor and right now we have all the steps for completing your uncontested divorce.

We are also working on the 3 separate video courses on how to complete a contested case, how to prepare for trial and how to prepare motions for court.  There is a lot of work ahead of me for sure.

The great thing about our uncontested divorce training course is that I show you step by step on how to complete all for forms. Not only that, but I tell you why you are completing the forms and how to change it for different situations.

I will be talking a lot about our California uncontested divorce video course trying to get the word out.  We already have over 11,000 video views on YouTube where we discuss the course and show a bit of behind the scenes of what you get.

055: Why Not Use Online California Divorce Services

In this episode, we talk about why the online divorce services are not a good options when going through your divorce in California.

If you search for online Divorce services or online Divorce processes in California what you’re going to find, these companies offering automated document preparations which means you fill out a questionnaire.

The paperwork is populated with your answers. But at the end of the day, you still have to go down to the court house and do all the work, the hard part.

Make sure to listen to the latest podcast to know more about online divorce services

031: How Do Online California Divorce Services Work

In this episode, we will talk about how online divorce services work in California and discuss if they are a good option for getting a divorce in California.

Today I’m talking about something that really is a pet peeve of mine. It’s something that bothers me because I feel that the services that are offered in this particular scenario are not to par.

What am I talking about? I’m talking about online divorce services. And I want to explain a little bit about how they work and what you can expect because they are an alternative for getting your divorce completed.

They’re not a good alternative for a lot of people. And I want to help you save money if you’re considering using an online divorce service. And there are hundreds of them out there. I want to talk to you exactly what you’re getting yourself in to and then some alternatives.

Make sure to listen to the latest podcast.

006 DMR | Now Offering Online California Divorce Solution

006 DMR | Now Offering Online California Divorce Solution

In Episode 6 of Divorce Master Radio, we discuss our offering of an online divorce product that will allow folks to file their divorce completely online using software that uses automated document assembly.

The way the software works is that it allows you to answer a series of online questions that will automatically populate the divorce documents so you don’t have to figure out what goes where.

The only thing you will have to do once the divorce forms are completed is to follow the procedure to properly file and serve all the documents.

Here is how we are different that other providers of online divorce services.

First of all, we are a full service divorce document preparation service in California.  We are offering our online process in addition to our full service process, because some people see more value in an online product.

Even if you decide to use our online divorce product instead of our full service divorce, you still get all the assistance you would normally get.

For instance, with other online divorce services, there is nobody reviewing your documents and nobody looking to see if you do things correctly.  They can’t.  They are huge corporations.

With us, you get total support and review of all your documents.  You also get a secure client portal to ask questions along the way.

In addition, we guarantee our service!  If you later decide that you no longer want to use the online service, we can upgrade you to our full service and give you full credit for what you paid for the online service.

This is a great value to folks going through divorce in California and we are exited to offer this product.


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003 Divorce Master Radio | California Divorce | Difference Between Full Service & Online Divorce Service (Podcast)

In this episode, we speak at lengths about the differences between using a full service divorce company in California and using an online service. We provide a full service divorce process, do all the work for you and we cost less than an online type service.

We will talk about how we are able to save you money on your divorce and how we are less expensive than these online California divorce services that make you do all the work. We will also talk about the difference between an online divorce service and what we do.

We will explain all of this in this episode. Make sure to listen to the latest podcast.

Online California Divorce Service

We have been making a big marketing push to talk about our Online California Divorce Service.  Our Online California Divorce Service is unlike any other online divorce service out there, so you are going to want to keep reading.

First, let’s talk about these other services out there.

When you do your research for Online California Divorce Services, you will find numerous companies stating they provide an online divorce service in California. The issue is that these services are completely automated and there is nobody to review what you have done.

It is called automated document assembly.  Essentially, you enter  your info into a long questionnaire and your answers are populated onto the forms.  First issue is that nobody reviews your documents. Second, the divorce forms the online divorce companies use are usually outdated. Third, you have to do all the filing and serving of your documents.

That is not the case when you use our service.  We take care of everything for you.  We will complete all your forms.  On our initial appointment, we will meet with you over the phone and complete the initial documents.  No questionnaires to fill out.

Once we have the initial divorce documents completed, we will send to you to sign and return.  Once received back, we will file them with the court and then serve them on your spouse.  Service can be completed by process server and in most cases by mail in amicable divorce cases.

Our California Online Divorce Service will work just like this throughout the process with us preparing all the documents for you and explaining the process and answering your questions along the way.

With our California Online Divorce Service, we don’t leave you with all the document and hard work.  That is included in our full service Online California Divorce Service.

Please give us a call to discuss your specific divorce case.  We would be happy to assist you.  You can reach us at 661-281-0266.

Cheap & Online Divorce Services Actually Cost You More | Santa Clarita Divorce

I write pretty often about those cheap online divorce services you can find on the Internet.  And today I want to tell you how these types of services can actually end up costing you more money in the end and how you could have had our Santa Clarita divorce service handle the entire case for you for less.

I received  a call from a gentleman who used one of these online divorce document services.  They paid around $300 for the documents to be prepared by them filing out a questionnaire.  They received the divorce forms and were left confused by what they had to do next.

So they started following the 20 pages of directions they received along with their completed forms.  Step one said they should file the divorce summons and petition.  They did this and paid the $435 fee.

In step 2, the instructions said for the Respondent to file the Response.  So they went down to the courthouse and filed the Response and paid another $435 filing fee.

Filing this Response and paying this fee was totally unnecessary and a waste of their money!

When you are going through an uncontested or amicable divorce, there is no need to file a Response.  There is a process called a Hybrid Divorce in California which allows you to go through the divorce process and only have to pay one fee.

So let’s do the math.  Because they wanted to save money (which we all do) they used an online divorce document assembly service at a cost of $300.  Next they filed a Summons and a Response.  At $435 each that’s $870.    Combined, they have spent $1,170 on their divorce.

Not to mention that they had to do everything themselves.  They had to prepare all their own forms.  Figure out how to file and serve all the documents.  And they have not even prepared or filed their judgment which is the most difficult task!

They could have used our Santa Clarita divorce service and paid less than $1,170 including our fees and the court costs.  We would have prepared each and every document and filed and served them.  These folks would not have had to lift a finger or waste their valuable time trying to figure things out on their own.

Unfortunately, this happens all the time and I get clients calling me who have had trouble completing their divorce with these types of services.

Don’t get tricked into using these cheap online divorce services.

Use our licensed and bonded legal document preparation service that specializes in Divorce.  We take care of everything and will save you money and frustration in the end.