I have been getting more and more clients coming to our office for assistance with their divorce where their spouse has an attorney. I wanted to address what the benefits are of using our service when your spouse has hired an attorney to represent them.
Just yesterday, I had a new client in this situation. Her husband hired and attorney and filed for divorce. When this new client came into our office, she said she had been to a few attorneys, but because she did not have money to retain them, they would not help her.
So she came to my office and we discussed what we could do for her and I wanted to share that with my readers.
Her husband had filed for divorce and she needed to file a Response. Because she had taken so long trying to find an attorney, we were down the the last day to file her response. We completed her response and then determined that she needed to file a motion for child support and to ask the court to have her husband pay her attorney fees.
So we drafted a declaration and the Request for Order, filed it with the court and obtained a court date. We also completed all the necessary documents that go along with filing a motion with the court.
The amount of paperwork we completed that day would have taken a law firm several days to complete and cost her upwards of $2,000. That is a lot of money just to complete the paperwork. That money is better spent on the attorney if you need them to give you legal advice or represent you in court. Not to complete paperwork.
In the end, we were able to get her Response filed and file her motion. Something a divorce lawyer would not touch because she did not have the $3,500 to $5,000 she was quoted to help her.
I can tell you one thing. In our request for attorneys fees we asked the court to have her husband pay $5,000 towards her attorney fees. If she gets this award for attorney fees I would bet she won’t be going back to the divorce lawyers that turned her down when she did not have the money.
You can still use our divorce service, even if your spouse has hired an attorney. We can get all the paperwork done that you need to complete for a fraction of the cost. And if you are using our service because you don’t have the money to hire and attorney and want to ask the court to award attorney fees, we can help you prepare the appropriate motion so you can have your day in court to ask the court for attorney fees so you can hire an attorney.
We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation service in Santa Clarita and divorce is all we do.