The business of providing legal services is ripe with fraud. That is why there are many rules one must follow in order to become licensed in the field of providing divorce legal services as we do in Santa Clarita.
We have obtained those licenses to provide our Santa Clarita divorce service which required that we proved we had the necessary educations, experience and background.
Unfortunately, there are many that have no experience and are unlicensed who are out there offering their services to the public illegally and who put a bad stain on this industry.
Yesterday I received a call from someone who at first was asking about costs for certain services I provide. I was asking some questions of this person who I later determined was calling under false pretenses. Meaning he was not a real or potential client, but was asking questions as if he was one.
This person finally said that they were a process server who also provided family law services and had questions about how we operate.
Seriously, you are a process server and you also provide family law services? He started to tell me how he does divorce cases and all the corner cutting that he does.
This person had absolutely no clue about how to complete a divorce, but had all the ways to cheat the system worked out. Meaning how he could do as little as work as possible by not following the court procedure.
This is exactly the type of people that are out there offering their divorce services that you have to watch out for.
So when you are calling around trying to ask how much it is for a divorce, you best make sure to check if they are even licensed to provide the service.
I can guarantee that if you are shopping around for a divorce service based on price and want the lowest bidder, you are going to end up with one of the characters.
I badly want to post who this person is as I found them online. But i will just hope they read this post and figure out it was them. I am just glad this person is not in Santa Clarita.
If you are reading this I suggest you either get licensed to practice in this field and pay your bond and go through the steps to educate yourself and the necessary training to be in this industry.
Or just go back to process serving and stick to what you know.