The Best of Both Worlds
Online Divorce by a Local Lawyer
Why risk your legal and economic future by hiring an unqualified, unaccountable, out-of-state online divorce mill when a local online divorce lawyer NEAR YOU is offering all of the benefits of online divorce, plus legal advice, plus a legal rights checkup plus a legal insurance policy, at a competitive price?
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Online divorce is always a wise choice for an uncontested divorce where the parties are in agreement. However, if you pay $300 to an online, out-of-state non-lawyer divorce mill and you end up paying for their mistakes forever, that’s NOT a cheap divorce.
Hire a local divorce lawyer who offers online divorce to protect your legal and economic interests and safeguard you from the high risks of using an online divorce mill.
Compare your online divorce options below before making your hiring decision.
|FEATURES||Online Divorce Mill||Local Online Divorce Lawyer|
|Approximate Cost:||$300-$800; Others Claim $139-169 is the Total Price But Have Many Hidden Fees, such as 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||$300-600; Each ODL Independently Owned and Operated; Compare Terms; Many ODL's Charge Around $300-400 for the Same Service INCLUDING Legal Advice PLUS All of the Advantages Listed Below|
|Education:||Unknown - None Required||College Degree and Law Degree|
|Professional Qualifications:||None Required||Bar Exam|
|Professional Association:||None||Your State's Bar Association|
Online Divorce Association of America
|Code of Ethics:||None||Strong Enforced State Bar Code of Ethics|
|Licensing:||None||Strong State Lawyer Licensing|
|Continuing Legal Education:||None||Strict State Bar CLE Requirements|
|Location:||Almost Always in Another State or India||Your 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 Own||Huge 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 Staff||Professional-Level Knowledge of Your State's Laws and Your County's Rules of Court and Local Court Policies|
|Wicked Cool Online Divorce Software:||Yes||Yes|
|Prepares ALL of Your Legal Docs:||No - State Forms Only - No Local County Forms - Every Case Has Local County Forms||Yes|
|Legally Able To Provide Legal Advice:||No||Yes|
|Performs An Analysis of Your Legal and Economic Rights in Your Case:||No - Not Qualified: But Doesn't Do It Anyway; Some Will Upsell You to Local Lawyers for Legal Advice or Other Legal Services, but Only AFTER You Are Fully Paid||Yes|
|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 Own||Yes - Required By Strongly Enforced Bar Code of Ethics|
|Available to Meet:||Never||Yes - Subject to Appointment|
|Flat Fee:||Always Claimed, but Often There is Rampant Up-Selling of Undisclosed "Expedited" Service Or Other Add-ons||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 - 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.|