Low Cost Divorce With Attorney Assistance In Santa Clarita

While we have always been the place to provide affordable, low cost divorce services, we are also a company that can help you with attorney assistance.

We are not a law firm. I want that to be clear right away. We are a legal document preparation service that works without attorney supervision. We are our own entity.

However, when you work with us, one of the benefits is that you can obtain a free attorney consultation with a family law lawyer in Santa Clarita.

We are always working to provide a great divorce service here in Santa Clarita. To that end, we had some clients that could not afford and attorney, but were in need of an attorney consultation so they could get some off their legal questions answered.

We started to look for a local Santa Clarita attorney who would be willing to meet with our clients and provide a free consultation. Well, we found one and our clients have been getting free divorce consultations with a family law attorney ever since.

But here is the trick. You only get to have this free attorney consultation with this attorney if you are working with us.

Most divorce attorneys in the Santa Clarita Valley charge anywhere from $125 to $300 for a 1/2 hour or 1 hour divorce consultation. You won't have to pay those fees when you use our service. The best part is that the attorney is not only able to meet you at the beginning, but will also answer your questions (and mine) throughout the process, if needed.

This is just one more way we are bringing a valuable divorce service to Santa Clarita. The more services we can offer, the better value we bring to the table. This is especially true when it is free of charge.

For more information about our divorce services in Santa Clarita, please give us a call at 661-281-0266.

Call Us When When You Need To Divorce Santa Clarita

Call Us When When You Need To Divorce Santa Clarita

By the time people call us to get started with their divorce, they have already spent some time on our blogs and websites learning about how we operate.

This is by design. It was our intention to put out as much information about divorce, that we would be the go-to-source for information on the internet and where people can learn about divorce for free.

When people actually pick up the phone to call us, they are generally calling us to set an appointment to get things started. That is the beauty of providing all the information on our blogs is that people are fully educated by the time they call us and are simply ready to get started with us.

So while we want you to call us when you need to get divorced, we also want you to spend some quality time on our websites and blogs and learn about the divorce process and how we can help. We have over 1000 articles published on the internet and almost 100 videos about divorce. Not to mention we also have a podcast where we broadcast live streaming audio.

We are doing anything and everything we can to get the information out there. We are one of the first to do this.

When you call us, we will answer all your questions. We understand that every circumstance and family is different and that your specific situation requires specific questions. We are always happy to discuss and provide helpful information, even if you eventually proceed without our assistance.

When you are ready to get started, please give us a call. We are not here to sell you anything. We are here to solve your problems.

Are You Looking For A Full Service Divorce Firm In Santa Clarita

Are You Looking For A Full Service Divorce Firm In Santa Clarita

If you are looking for do it yourself type company to prepare your divorce documents, we are not it.

This is because we are a full service divorce company that will take care of everything that has to do with your divorce.

We take care of preparing all the divorce documents personally. Nothing is left up to you to prepare and we don’t ask you to fill out some questionnaire. Your divorce documents will be professionally prepared, exactly as if you were in a law firm (except for the cost!)

We will file all the documents with the court. There are many steps to getting divorced and we will file all the necessary documents along the way.

We were recently asked by a client if our service included postage when we mailed out documents to our clients. She said she would be happy to pay for postage if our costs did not account for that.

I thought it was funny, and so wrote her a funny email saying that she has hired a full service company and that we take care of everything. And this even includes the postage of mailing documents back and forth between our clients and the courts. And it’s a good thing too, because we mail a lot of documents on a daily basis and are certainly helping keep the post office from declaring bankruptcy.

So if you want to work with a great company that will take care of everything involving your divorce, make sure to give us a call.

If you are looking for some inferior company who is going to nickel and dime your are make you do most of the work, we are not that company.

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.

Husband And Wife At Divorce Consultation A Good Idea In Santa Clarita

Husband And Wife At Divorce Consultation A Good Idea In Santa Clarita

I have been talking on video and on my podcast this week about the success I have had when meeting with both husband and wife at the same time when going through a divorce in Santa Clarita.

I had not done it before, not because i had any issue with it, but because nobody has asked. It just happened that on three separate occasions this week, it was requested that both spouses would be at the initial meeting to get started with the divorce.

It turned out to work amazingly great and I highly recommend it!

Watch this brief video where i talk more about the divorce process when meeting with both husband and wife at the divorce consultation.

These meetings were extremely productive for one. I was able to answer all their questions and get a huge portion of the divorce paperwork done for both husband and wife.

This can best be described by telling you the differences when meeting with only one spouse.

When I meet with just one spouse, which is the majority of the times, i end up having to explain everything we going to do, two times. Once when I meet in office with spouse number 1 and again when I have to spouse number two when they learn they are getting divorced.

This obviously won’t be possible in all cases, but where you are still on fairly good terms with your spouse and think you could be in a room together, i highly recommend it.

It will save you from having to explain the whole process to your spouse once you left our offices. It is easier to just let me explain the divorce process and have both of you ask all the questions of me, instead of hearing it third party from your spouse who you are divorcing.

When you call us, let me know you are interested in coming in with your spouse so we can plan on getting a large portion of the documents done in a single meeting.


Don’t Wait Years To Finish Your Santa Clarita Divorce

Don’t Wait Years To Finish Your Santa Clarita Divorce

A good portion of my business comes from folks who have started their divorce years ago and are just getting around to finishing it.

Their divorce went unfinished for many reasons. One such reason I have seen is where the parties hire and attorney, go to court, and then run out of money and can no longer afford an attorney. The fasted way to lose your attorney’s interest is to run out of money and stop paying your bills.

These folks were left reeling from the high costs of attorney, spending any money in savings and going into debt. Several years later when they are able to confront completing their divorce, they fortunately find our services.

Another popular reason for taking years to complete their divorce is when they attempt the divorce process on their own. They ready the court websites, printed out the forms and thought they had done everything right. They struggled through the forms and submitted it to the court. They feel good, thinking they are done, only to get it all returned and told they literally have to start over.

We get these folks literally walking into our office and dumping all the divorce paperwork they had prepared years ago. Usually the forms are filled with errors and we have to start completely over.

Another similar reason as doing it yourself is when you use an online document preparation company like LegalZoom. We get lots of folks who have used these types of services who were left with worthless divorce documents.

One way you can avoid spending years on trying to complete your divorce is by hiring us to prepare your divorce right from the beginning.

But whether you are just getting started and have not filed yet or if you fall into one of the above situations, we can pick up where you left off and get you the rest of the way through your divorce.

We specialize in only divorce. Call the experts today.

We Provide Valuable Divorce Information In Santa Clarita

We Provide Valuable Divorce Information In Santa Clarita

Over the last several years, we have been responsible for providing valuable divorce information here to the residents of Santa Clarita. We have done this through blogging, creating videos and podcasts about divorce.

We have been the first company in the legal industry to work hard to get as much information about divorce into the hands of those looking for assistance.

The legal industry, and lawyers specifically, are not very forthcoming with information. What I mean here is that you won’t find divorce attorneys giving away free information about divorce. It is almost as if they want to withhold information so you have to rely on their services and pay their high fees.

We have decided to do exactly the opposite. We write and blog about as much divorce information we can find. We research information on court websites and make it easier to locate information by linking to the specific information you are looking for.

In addition, we share all the information we learn by processing as many divorce cases as we do. When we learn something new, we make sure to get the word out. When our clients ask us a question that we have not been asked, we make sure to also answer it on our blogs as they are probably not the only ones that have that question.

We are here to help you become informed about divorce and the divorce process. We want our clients to understand exactly what the process is and what it is going to take to complete their divorce.

We routinely spend lots of time consulting clients so they know exactly what is going on every step of the divorce process.

If you are going to work with a document preparation service, make sure they have the knowledge and experience to be able to see your divorce thorough to a successful completion.

Give us a call for a free consultation. At the end of your conversation you will walk away with a total understanding of the divorce process and what we can do for you to solve your problem.

How To Keep Your Divorce Amicable – Santa Clarita

How To Keep Your Divorce Amicable – Santa Clarita

There are lots of benefits of having an amicable divorce in Santa Clarita. Probably the biggest advantage is cost. With an amicable divorce, you don’t need to hire an attorney which will save you a ton of money.

There are some things you can do to help keep your divorce amicable throughout the process. The common theme throughout this will be communication.

First, prior to filing for divorce it is a good idea that you try to discuss getting divorced. Try to have a few conversations with your spouse and come up with a plan. Those with a plan of action fare much better.

This means deciding on when to file, who is going to file and agreeing on a divorce document preparation company like us to meet with.

One or both of you can meet with us to make sure you are comfortable using our service. When you meet with us, we will explain the divorce process in full so both parties understand exactly what to expect throughout the process.

The next thing to do to keep your divorce amicable is to avoid hiring a process server. Nobody like having some stranger walk up to them and be handed divorce papers and told they are being served. We can help you avoid having to do this. In fact, you could simply have the spouse that needs to be served come to our office and pick up the documents. We will complete the necessary forms to tell the court that service was completed.

Most issues that come up will be about custody and visitation of children or about money. We will show you how to use the courts free services to help you understand the law so you can make decisions on any issues that you are having trouble coming to an agreement on.

Using the ideas in the article will help keep your divorce amicable. Give us a call so we can come up with a plan for you to keep things running smooth during your divorce.

Getting Divorced And Spouse Avoiding Service Santa Clarita

Getting Divorced And Spouse Avoiding Service Santa Clarita

It only takes one to get divorce and there is nothing your spouse can do to top you. But they can make it more difficult.

In most cases getting the other spouse served the divorce papers is a non issue. You either hire a process server or mail the forms following the guidelines on doing so.

But sometimes the process is not so smooth when a spouse wants to play games or be difficult. The issue with delaying the process of service is that you cannot move on until they are served.

I have two such cases currently. The first is a young couple who’s husband is playing cat and mouse with the process server. He was told wife was filing and for unknown reasons is avoiding being served.

All this is causing is a delay in the case and costing his wife more money because the process server is spending a lot more time trying to serve him. They now have to sit outside the home and conduct surveillance and get him somewhere between the front door of the house and the car.

They have already been to the home several times and he lives with room mates. He does not come to the door and they can tell they have been instructed to tell him that the husband is not home.

In the other case, the wife is being difficult in being served. The process server waits outside the house for her to come home from work. She knows there is someone waiting to serve her so pulls into the garage and closes the door.

Again, all that happens is more time is spent trying to serve her. Because she is doing this, husband decided to serve her at work which will cause her a bit of embarrassment.

When you work with us we try to keep everything going smoothly and explain the process in detail so you understand the divorce process. We try to avoid having these contentious issues in the beginning or at all for that matter.

Do You Need A Process Server For Your Santa Clarita Divorce

Do You Need A Process Server For Your Santa Clarita Divorce

There are some misunderstandings about if you need a process server for your divorce. The reason is because the answer is yes and no and depends on the circumstances. We will explain here.

Normally, the first paper that is filed on your spouse needs to be done by personal service. This would mean hiring a process server or having someone over the age of 18 who is not involved in the case serve your papers.

For instance, if you were the one to file for divorce, you would have to have them served personally. It can even be a family member. One of my clients recently had their adult child hand her dad the papers. This was obviously an amicable divorce situation where everyone was on board.

But there are times where you can simply mail the initial divorce forms to your spouse. When possible, this is my preferred method of serving divorce papers.

There is a form you can use to send the initial divorce documents to your spouse. It is called a notice of acknowledgement of receipt. You have to mail it with 2 copies and have to make sure to check the boxes that says you are serving the summons and petition and any other forms you happen to be mailing to the respondent.

When you use this form, you still have to have to complete a proof of service of summons. This is another area i see where people have issues.

When you mail the initial documents using the notice of acknowledgment of receipt, you need to also complete the proof of service and file both forms with the court. You will check the box that says you used this form and complied with the rules when doing so.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation company that specializes in divorce.