SCV Divorce Service Provides Free Chat Service | Santa Clarita Divorce

In an effort to make divorce information more available and easier to obtain, we are trying a new chat service.

While we do get a lot of calls and clients from our website, we know that there are many more people out there who are just not ready to pick up the phone just yet and are still gathering information.

We get several hundred visitors to our websites each day and we think that a lot of people will take advantage of the chat feature to get to know us a little better.

We wanted to use this chat service so folks can reach out to us to ask us questions about divorce, the process and perhaps specific questions pertaining to them.

We also realize that many people are at work and cannot call, but perhaps would be able to chat from their workstation.

It will be interesting to see how well this works out.  Within a few minutes of getting our divorce chat service online on our website, we had a new visitor.  It turned out to be a salesperson trying to sell us something.  Have to admit, I did not expect that as a problem.

We really hope folks utilize the chat feature.  There are some neat options on the user end.

We are able to redirect folks to to specific pages on our blogs while we are on the chat.  Folks can also take a screenshot of the page they are on if they want to save the information for later.  They are also coming out with a mobile version where you can chat with directly from your mobile device.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm that specializes in divorce.  We hope you find our Santa Clarita Divorce chat service helpful while looking for a service to help you with your divorce or the information you are looking for.

Divorce Can Be A Tough Business In Santa Clarita

Being in the business of helping people divorce can be tough sometimes.  Most of our divorce cases are amicable, but we do have a few that have clients that are upset and get angry at each other.  I think this is normal.

We definitely don’t get as many angry or upset clients as I did when I worked at a law firm here in Santa Clarita.  By its very nature, when you get n divorce attorney involved, the divorce case is going to have a much higher emotional impact.

Most of our clients are at least someone in agreement and are somewhat trying to work together to complete their divorce case.  Lets put it this way.  Our clients are not mortal enemies like you find when they hire attorneys.

So that leaves us to work between the clients to facilitate the divorce process.  Because we often help both clients we will hear the complaints on both sides.  Our job is not to mediate your divorce, but we are here to make things easier and keep the divorce process moving.

Divorce is a tough business because we don’t sell widgets that make people happy.  Most people purchase products or services that make them happy.  However, the second biggest purchasing motivations is to reduce pain.  And I think that is where our divorce service comes into play.  We reduce pain, meaning that we help you complete a process, that when finished, will hopefully relieve some pain and stress in your life.

Some of my clients are funny in that they can’t wait to celebrate completing their divorce.  Maybe it was a very short divorce or that “Vegas wedding”.  Yeah, we get some of those.

In any event, people just want to get their divorce over and done with a fast as possible and with as little problems as possible.  And that is what we do.

We are a professional divorce service that will help facilitate the completion of your divorce.  We complete all the necessary forms, file all your documents, go to court for you and complete the entire divorce process from start to finish for one affordable flat rate.

Don’t Waste Your Time Attempting To Complete Your Santa Clarita Divorce

I am the first to say that it is possible to complete your own divorce.  To say anything else would be a lie.  But the fact that it is possible is far removed from what it will actually take to complete your own divorce if you attempt it on your own.

So why do I say it is a waste of time to attempt to complete your own divorce?  I will give you a few examples of issues and roadblocks you may face when attempting to do your own divorce.  While there are hundreds of issues you can come across when trying to do your own divorce, I will give the most common issues people face.

Believe it or not, completing some of the divorce forms is the easiest part. But many people make tons of mistakes on these forms.  And we are talking about capable people here.  It is just that the divorce forms are so foreign that it is hard to figure out what you are supposed to do in many cases.  So while completing the forms is the easiest part, most will fail to complete the forms correctly.

The next thing I see a lot when people are attempting to complete their own divorce is that they are unaware of how the process of divorce works.  For instance; What forms to complete and in what order, how to serve the divorce documents and which ones can be served by you and which need to be served by someone else.  Which forms have to be personally served and which ones can you mail.  Which forms are filed with the court and which ones are only served on your spouse.

I would consider the two issues above, that of how to complete the divorce forms and being familiar with the divorce process as the two biggest issues people have when attempting to complete their own divorce.  But there are hundreds of issues that can spiral off these to major problems.  There are so many decisions you have to make and so many easy mistakes to make.

This is why we say you should not waste your time attempting to complete your own divorce.  There is just too many things that can go wrong.  I can’t tell you how much business I get where people have tried to do their own divorce for months and sometimes years, only to come to us for assistance after wasting so much of their valuable time.


How To Get Other Party To File Disclosures | Santa Clarita Divorce

I have a few divorce cases where one of the parties to the divorce is not complying with the necessary steps of the divorce.  In this case we are talking about when one of the parties does not complete their financial disclosures.

The financial disclosures are necessary for both parties to complete when a response has been filed.  It is not required by the Respondent in default cases, however.

So what do you do when this happens?  If you are trying to obtain a divorce when there has been both a petition and response filed in your case and the other party has not yet completed their preliminary declaration of disclosure, you will have to make a formal request to complete them.  The preliminary declaration of disclosure is mandatory.

Of course, you will want to make sure that you have complied and served your financial disclosures before making a demand for theirs.  What you can do is serve the demand letter at the same time you are serving your disclosures.

But what do you put in the letter?  Fortunately, I have found a template letter which is perfect for this.  All you have to do is add your information to the form and check the appropriate boxes.   Click this link for a copy of the demand letter for preliminary declaration of disclosure.

In the demand letter for Preliminary declaration of disclosure, you will want to state the amount of time the other party has to comply. Most agree that if you are just serving your disclosures, that you should give them 30 days to response and complete their disclosures.

If the other party complies and files and serves their disclosures, then the letter served its purpose.

But what if they still don’t complete their disclosures?  As you will notice in the letter, it says that if they do not comply with the demand for disclosures, you will file a motion with the court asking that they pay your attorney fees and filing fees and compel the other party to complete their disclosures or allow you to continue with the divorce without them doing their disclosures.

Make sure to keep a copy of your letter for your records.  It is likely that you will need to offer it as proof if you end up having to go to court.

If this happens to you, please know that we can help you file the motion to compel the other party to complete their preliminary declaration of disclosure.

We Have Answers To Your Divorce Questions – Santa Clarita Divorce

There is a lot to know about divorce and the divorce process in Santa Clarita. The first thing people start doing when considering a divorce is to get online and start looking for answers. Well, we have the answers to your divorce questions.

When we got into this business, we wanted to do things different. Instead of holding on to the information and expertise we have obtained about divorce and the divorce process, we thought we would share the information we learn through our blogs, video and podcasts.

Because we have been discussing what we learn about divorce in Santa Clarita everyday, there is a very good chance that if you live in Santa Clarita and are looking for answers to your divorce questions, you will have landed on one of our blogs. And we are glad you have.

If you are going to represent yourself in your own divorce and forego hiring an attorney, you need to be fully informed of how divorce works and what your options are in getting through it. What will be the challenges, how much will it cost and how long will it take are just a few examples.

What you will learn is getting an answer to one question will certainly lead you to another one. Many people spend a considerable amount of time on our blogs, reading articles and watching youtube videos. We love that people are learning about divorce by reading the stories we share about the process, procedure and issues that can come up during a divorce.

We even have a “ask us a question” on our blog that allows folks to simply type in a question they have. It asks you to leave your email so we can respond. Generally what we do is record a video email and send a personalized video to your inbox. We feel this is a personal touch and makes it easier to give a detailed answer to the question.

As a licensed and bonded legal document preparation company that specializes in divorce, our answers to your divorce questions revolve around everything except giving legal advice. We discuss procedure, how to fill out divorce forms, courts processes and just about anything else we can think of.

If you have a question about divorce, please let us know. Give us a call or shoot us an email. We would be happy to answer your divorce question.