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Get the Best of Both Worlds in Your California Uncontested Divorce

The convenience, low cost and self-empowerment of online divorce in California PLUS the security and peace-of-mind of a California online divorce lawyer on your team.

File for California divorce online through a California divorce lawyer near you. 

Don’t risk your legal and economic future with an unlicensed unregulated out-of-state divorce mill.

And don’t get trapped into the big retainer fee and billable hour treadmill with a traditional California divorce lawyer who will NOT tell you that you do not need a full-service lawyer for a simple uncontested divorce.

A local California divorce lawyer NEAR YOU is offering the Best of Both Worlds in your uncontested divorce. 

With Online Divorce Lawyer, you’ll get the cost-reduction, convenience and self-empowerment of online divorce PLUS the safety and peace of mind of having a licensed local California online divorce lawyer on your team. All at a competitive flat fee you know up front!

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Use Online Divorce Whenever You Can

Online divorce is always a wise choice if you are fortunate enough to have an uncontested divorce. An uncontested California divorce is a divorce where the parties are in agreement and will not dispute any legal issue, where there is not a large marital estate, where there are no complex legal issues and there is no domestic violence or threat of domestic violence.

Avoid Unlicensed Online Divorce Mills

The whole point of online divorce in California is to keep your cost down. However, if you pay $300-$450 to an unregulated non-lawyer online divorce mill (mostly out-of-state, but some are in Ukraine, India or Mexico) and you end up paying for their mistakes forever, that’s NOT a cheap divorce.

Avoid Traditional Divorce Lawyer Churners and Grinders

Traditional California divorce lawyers want to charge you a $3500-$7500+ retainer fee and burn up that retainer as fast as possible to get you onto the $300-$450 billable hour treadmill.

That’s because they don’t know what else to do.  Churning through client money is the only thing traditional California divorce lawyers have ever done. Don’t fall for it if you have an uncontested divorce. Almost all California divorce lawyers have not been among the very few competitive and savvy California divorce lawyers who have adopted online divorce as either an additional service offering or their only service offering.

Traditional lawyers will trick you into hiring them by scaring the crap out of you on some issue that could happen in your case but almost certainly won’t. 

Then, when they’ve got your money, you have to disclose your assets and debts to them as part of the California divorce disclosure process. So they know EXACTLY what cash and assets you’ve got as well as your credit card balances.

All they need to do from that point is churn. Requests for Orders, Discovery Requests, Discovery Responses, Hearings, Interrogatories, Postponements, Trial Briefs, etc., etc. until your cash and assets are gone. 

If your spouse has a lawyer too, the 2 lawyers will do their dance until neither one of you has cash or credit left. Then they’ll recommend that you settle your case and tell you what a great job they did.

Don’t fall for this nonsense. There are times when you will need such lawyers (and if your simple uncontested blows up, you will need such lawyers), but not in a simple uncontested California divorce.

Avoid unnecessary and dishonest lawyer churners. Know your cost up front.

Get the Best of Both Worlds

Hire a savvy, competitive local California online divorce lawyer who offers online divorce to protect your legal and economic interests and safeguard you from the high risks of unregulated online divorce mills and dishonest traditional divorce lawyer churners.

You get all of the protection of using a California online divorce lawyer at a fraction of the price of the dishonest traditional divorce lawyer churners. 

And if any problem does arise, or even if your uncontested case completely blows up (very few of them do), you already have a California divorce lawyer on your team and s/he already knows your case. You only use your California divorce lawyer when you need your California divorce lawyer. And you only pay for services you need. You do not automatically overpay just because something MIGHT go wrong.

Compare your California online divorce options below before making your uncontested divorce hiring decision.

FEATURESOnline Divorce MillLocal Traditional LawyerLocal Online Divorce Lawyer
Approximate Cost:Most are in the range of $300-$1100; A couple are as high as $2500-$3500; Another Group Claim $139-169 is the Total Price But Has Many Hidden Fees, such as a $40 monthly storage fee , a $125 “Expedite” fee (or you have to wait 10-12 days to get your docs) or a $199 “Premium Package” Fee; Constant Up-Selling$3500-$7500 +++ retainer fee, but then they work off that retainer at $450-$750 per hour as fast as possible to get you onto a billable hourly rate at $450-$750 per hour. All services, whether you need them or not are drastically oversold and over-charged.$700-$1500; Each ODL Independently Owned and Operated; Compare Terms; Some ODL’s Charge Around $700-$800 for Their Basic Doc-Review Package INCLUDING Legal Advice PLUS All of the Advantages Listed Below
Education:Unknown – None RequiredCollege Degree and Law DegreeCollege Degree and Law Degree
Professional Qualifications:None RequiredBar ExamBar Exam
Professional Association:NoneYour State’s Bar Association;Your State’s Bar Association;
Online Divorce Association of America
Code of Ethics:NoneStrong Enforced State Bar Code of EthicsStrong Enforced State Bar Code of Ethics
Licensing:NoneStrong State Lawyer LicensingStrong State Lawyer Licensing
Continuing Legal Education:NoneStrict State Bar CLE RequirementsStrict State Bar CLE Requirements
Location:Often in Another State, Ukraine, Mexico or IndiaYour Home TownYour Home Town
Accountability:None UNLESS they are located in your state; Maybe Through THEIR Local District Attorney or State Attorney General for Blatant Consumer Fraud, but Very Difficult For You to Pursue; Also, No DA’s in India; If Things Go Wrong, You’re On Your OwnHuge Accountability Through YOUR State’s Bar Association’s Strongly Enforced Complaint ProcedureHuge Accountability Through YOUR State’s Bar Association’s Strongly Enforced Complaint Procedure
Local Knowledge of Laws, Rules of Court and Local Court Policies:Unknown; High Risk; Hit or Miss; Low-Quality Training; High Turnover of Untrained Low-level StaffProfessional-Level Knowledge of Your State’s Laws and Your County’s Rules of Court and Local Court PoliciesProfessional-Level Knowledge of Your State’s Laws and Your County’s Rules of Court and Local Court Policies
Wicked Cool Online Divorce Software:YesNoYes
Prepares ALL of Your Legal Docs:No – State Forms Only – No Local County Forms – Every Case Has Local County FormsYesYes
Legally Able To Provide Legal Advice:NoYesYes
Performs An Analysis of Your Legal and Economic Rights in Your Case:No – Not Qualified: But Doesn’t Do It Anyway; Some Will Up-Sell You to Local Lawyers for Legal Advice or Other Legal Services at ADDITIONAL cost, but Only AFTER You Are Fully PaidYesYes
Responsive Client Support – Returns Calls and Emails Promptly:Generally No; Low-Quality or No Customer Support; No Reason To Provide Quality Support; High Turnover of Low-Quality Untrained Staff; You’re On Your OwnYes – Required By Strongly Enforced Bar Code of EthicsYes – Required By Strongly Enforced Bar Code of Ethics
Available to Meet:NeverYes – Subject to AppointmentYes – Subject to Appointment
Flat Fee:Always Claimed, but Often There is Rampant Up-Selling of Undisclosed “Expedited” Service Or Other Add-ons; Some Fees Claimed to be Complete are MONTHLY FeesNo. Will drastically over-sell all services, whether needed or not; Will tell you that ALL additional services are required and will scare you to death about all consequences of not paying them more.Yes; ALL Fees Must Be Disclosed In Advance And Agreed By You in Writing
Scalable Services:No – If You Need Legal Advice or Additional Legal Services Such As Mediation or a QDRO, or If Your Case Blows Up, They Will Up-Sell You To a Local Lawyer Who Has Subscribed Your Zip Code and Pays for the Referral; Why Not Start With That Local Lawyer at Similar Cost and Be Covered for All Risks?Fully Scalable – but they will attempt to scale ALL services at ALL times; They know how much money you have, and they want it. You are in a very weak position strategically.Fully Scalable – MOST Online Divorce Lawyers Offer unbundled document review services; All offer Full Representation. Most Offer Mediation, QDRO and Other Potential Legal Services. All Costs Fully Disclosed in Writing Up-front with You, the Well-informed Client, Controlling All Costs.

Get the Best of Both Worlds in Your California Uncontested Divorce

Online Divorce Lawyer

 A very few California divorce lawyers are fighting back against incompetent, often fraudulent, out-of-state online divorce mills. Those unlicensed divorce mills do not know your state’s laws, rules of court, or local court policies.

California Online Divorce Lawyers use unbundled services, cost-reducing wicked-cool online divorce software, flat-fee uncontested packages, cloud computing, and other cost-effective, virtual law practice techniques.

And unbundled lawyer packages mean that you only use the lawyer where you decide you need the lawyer. You avoid the very expensive retainer and billable hour nonsense. You also know exactly what your fee will be up front.

Take advantage of these trends in your own California uncontested divorce hiring decision.  Get a cheap California divorce while protecting your legal and economic interests. And have the insurance policy of a local lawyer on your team. If your case blows up or becomes in need of additional legal services, you already have a California divorce lawyer who knows your case.

Typically, the Online Divorce Lawyer procedure means that the local divorce lawyer will provide a 20-30 minute strategy session and then will prepare and review all of your divorce papers for an affordable flat fee. You will then likely file your own divorce at your local court (It’s easy and most California courts now offer e-filing.) With a California Online Divorce Lawyer, you will only pay for the legal services you need and agree in advance.

If you pay $300-$2500 to an online divorce mill and then pay for their mistakes forever, that’s NOT a cheap divorce.

Online Divorce Lawyer is smart divorce for your difficult times. Divorce better and move on. Get the best of both worlds with a local Online Divorce Lawyer.