Divorce Process Takes Longer Than Expected | Santa Clarita Divorce

One of the most frequently asked questions about the divorce process is, “how long does it take”.  There is really two answers to this.

I used to simply say that the fasted a divorce can be completed is in 6 months.  That is 6 months from the day your spouse is served or files their response, whichever occurs first.  But what this article is about is more related to the process and how long it “really feels” like is it taking.

The reason I am writing this article is because many of my clients say that the process seems like it is taking very long to complete.  The funny thing is that these calls and emails come in after only 30 days have passed since we started the process.

What this tells me is that when going through a divorce, time will really drag on.  It can be an emotional process and people just want it done as fast as possible.  They want this other person out of their life and just move on.

So a lot of my job is trying to express that divorce is a process and it is going to seem like it is taking longer than it really is.  There is nothing I can do about it and there is nothing that will make things go faster.  While it is possible to get all the paperwork out of the way quickly, you will have to wait for the courts approval on the divorce judgment which is taking anywhere from 3 to 6 months to approve these days.

I understand that you are frustrated and the divorce process seems slow.  I write many emails to my clients to try and relax and that it will all be over soon.  Just not as soon as you would have hoped.

So if you are going through the divorce process or getting ready to start, just know that it is a process and takes time.  Our divorce sevice will make the process that much easier, but no matter what happens, the soonest it can be completed is in 6 months.

Divorce Process As Confusing As Divorce Paperwork – Santa Clarita

Divorce Process As Confusing As Divorce Paperwork – Santa Clarita

I had a call today from a gentleman that was asking some questions about how to fill out certain paperwork. I was happy to spend a few minutes on the phone with him, telling him what forms were necessary to complete.

Then I told him which forms had to be served, which had to be filed and which ones he did not have to fill out at all. That is when he said he had had enough. He hired us right there on the spot.

You see, the divorce paperwork, as difficult and confusing as it is, is just one part of the equation. The other half of the equation is the to make sure to follow proper procedure. Because if you are lucky enough to complete the paperwork correctly, you still stand a change of having your paperwork rejected for not following procedure.

So what are we talking about here? We are talking about such things at the process of service. For instance, the very first forms in a family law case have to be personally served. Then you have to file the proof of service with the court.

Another area people have difficulty is with the financial disclosures. You need to only serve those documents on your spouse, they are not file with the court in most cases. Then you need to file a totally different form with the court which says you complied with this step..

If you made this far, the worst is still to come. Now you have to tackle the judgment forms which are the most confusing of all. The best part (not!) about the completing the judgment is that you get to submit it and them wait 3 months to find out if you did everything correctly. Most folks who represent themselves and do their own paperwork do not fare very well in this process.

Give us a call and let the experts prepare your divorce paperwork. That is all w do, day in and day out. It’s not sexy, but we are the only legal document preparation firm in Los Angeles County that specializes in divorce.

Procedure Of Divorce Difficult For Many In Santa Clarita

Procedure Of Divorce Difficult For Many In Santa Clarita

If you are going to have trouble in completing your divorce it is going to be from one of two sources.

The first issue you will run into is regarding how to complete the divorce forms. We talk about this quite a bit on our blog.

However, the procedure of getting divorced will give you just as much trouble.

What we are talking about here are things such as what forms to fill out first, which documents can be mailed to your spouse and which need to be personally served.

Other questions surround what is required to be disclosed on the financial disclosures and do you list just the property that you currently have in your possession or do you list all property whether in your name or your spouses.

The divorce procedure is easy if you deal with it day in and day out as we do. When you work with us you don’t have to worry about what forms to complete, what the procedure is. You won’t have to worry about figuring out which of the 25 page judgment forms you will need to complete to avoid having your divorce judgment rejected by the court.

We take care of all of this for you.

There are several reasons we are so knowledgable about the divorce process. First of all, divorce is what we do everyday. We start, on average, 2 to 4 new divorce cases each week. That is a lot of divorces, especially considering how long we have been doing this.

Another reason is because we volunteer with the very courts you case will be filed in. As Superior Court volunteers we are some of the first people to learn of any changes as it pertains to divorce.

So whether you start with our company from the very beginning or have got stuck somewhere in the middle, we can help.

Give us a call and we can pick up where you left off and take care of the difficult procedure of getting your divorce completed.