Using Santa Clarita Divorce Paralegal Services & Mediation Together
We offer a Santa Clarita Divorce paralegal service and have helped 1000’s of clients going through divorce in Santa Clarita and all throughout California. When you are going through divorce and are having difficulty coming up with agreements regarding the terms of your divorce in Santa Clarita, mediation is often the best option.
When you use our Santa Clarita divorce paralegal service, you can also use a Santa Clarita divorce mediator to help you come to the terms of your divorce agreement. Our Santa Clarita divorce paralegal services and Santa Clarita divorce mediation services combined, can get most people through their divorce without the need for hiring an attorney.
Watch the video below for more information on this topic.
Tim: Most of what we do is amicable cases where they already know for the most part what they want. But they don’t have to all have the agreements.
And the reason why I wanted to get this information out there is people don’t need attorneys even if they’re not in agreement.
Tim: You don’t have to run through an attorney because you don’t have an agreement. You can use our service.
We can get the paperwork started for and get that process moving with the courts. We’ll move forward and work with you towards the end. And let you know about the agreements.
And if you have struggles and problems, that’s when you would call a mediator to get those little things, ironed out.
Tim: And once those agreements are drafted and you guys agreed to what the terms are going to be, simply they come back to us. And then we put that on the legal documents –
Tim: …for the court and that gets submitted to the court. And that’s honestly how easy it can be instead of hiring an attorney to do all these things.
Because once you have attorney what automatically happens is your spouse is going to get an attorney and because –
Lisa: And that’s when the adversarial process steps in.
Tim: Because it’s adversarial, they have to defend and fight for you. It’s automatically things that you won’t agreed upon are probably going to go away.
Lisa: Right. They dissolved.
Tim: They’re going to bring up new issues and new problems and all that. So hopefully by us doing this video people will watch this.
Tim: And say, ‘Wow! There’s this new way of doing things.’ It’s not really new. It’s thousands of years old.
Lisa: But new to our society for sure.
Tim: Yes. And I don’t want to say steal away business from attorneys. We want to give them the assistance they really needed.
They won’t need litigation—
Lisa: And you know in Family Law especially, now there are areas where attorneys are extremely beneficial to people in businesses in tax areas.
These are areas where you, that’s probably where I would send you first.
But when there’s a Divorce, when there’s difficult family decisions to make, when there’s kids that are sad and upset and they don’t know what’s going on, attorneys make it worst 99% of the time.
And the court system is not where you want to have your family. You don’t want to spend your time and your money when at the end you’ve lost your shirt, you’ve lost your sanity and things are a hundred times worst than they were at the beginning of it.
Tim: Now it takes two though where there are certainly cases Divorce cases that there’s no way it’s not going to an attorney.
Tim: People hiding assets.
Lisa: Oh yes!
Tim: Domestic violence, I mean—
Lisa: And those issues come up that’s when I terminate mediation.
Lisa: I mean not everything can be mediated.
Lisa: Unfortunately I would love to think so. But when those issues come up and those were on my intake questions when I talked to people in the phone, I asked very specific questions about domestic violence.
Lisa: And about what types of financial issues are you having? Those are the things that need to be straightened out.
Those can’t just be you can’t come in and just smoothen it all over and say, ‘Oh, we’re all going to hold hands now and just we’re going to agree on everything.’
That’s something that really needs the professionals, the legal professionals to step in.
Tim: Right. So attorneys are there for those who need it in their cases. We’re not here to say that no one should be using an attorney.
Tim: Because when there’s people hiding assets and doing those types of things and not playing fair.
Lisa: No, you really need that one—
Tim: The only way or they have a business and they’re hiding assets.
Tim: They’re not showing their true income or you need business evaluations, these are things where attorneys would be needed. But that’s the very far and very few in between.
Lisa: Yes, they’re not many like that.
Tim: 90% 95% of the cases are no attorney involvement.
Tim: Definitely, they have some professional services like ours preparing their documents.
They probably have some assistance with coming to agreements. And but outside of that they can save a ton of money.
Tim: They can get through it and still have somewhat of relationship with their spouse or their ex-spouse.
Tim: Former spouse.
Lisa: Co-parents, oh yeah!
Tim: Co-parents, that’s particularly important with kids.
Tim: So ideally document preparation with us, mediation with you that should solve things after you put together the agreements.
They could go to independent attorneys for consultation and say, ‘Take a look at those agreements.’
Lisa: Check it out and I encourage that.
Tim: ‘Take a look at this agreement, does it seem fair? And then let them tell you what the persons minds are of it—‘
Lisa: And come back and we can talk about it for sure.
Tim: You come back and talk about that. Now don’t hire the attorney. Just go on a consultation. I’ve always try to help people and save money.
Lisa: Yes, you don’t have to
Tim: Pay for a one hour consultation and let them review it. So Lisa would have put together the agreements.
I would put them on to the actual judgment documents for the court. And then you could take them before we file it with the court, you sign it, the attorney can review it and –
Lisa: And I definitely encourage before you sign anything and make anything and send anything in to court, I want everyone to feel comfortable.
And because of our society and the way that we feel about our court systems and give them so much authority it gives people a peace of mind to know ‘Okay, my legal person said that this is a fair agreement.’
Lisa: And of course they’re going to ask and look at it and maybe say, ‘I don’t know. Did you really agree to that?’
And that something that you can come back and then talk about it if that’s something that you’re not completely settled.
I don’t want you to sign anything if you have any kind of reservations. That’s I’m not going to make you do it.