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If you’ve made the difficult personal decision to terminate your marriage or domestic partnership in California, having an experienced and savvy divorce lawyer on your team can make all the difference.
The problem you may already have discovered is that all California divorce lawyers look and sound the same. No one stands out. How does that help you to select the best California divorce lawyer for YOU? What to do?
Online Divorce Lawyer is a low-cost, complete, turn-key system for handling uncontested California divorce where you and your spouse are in agreement on all issues, including the divorce itself.
Select a lawyer who stands out from the local lawyer-crowd. Select a lawyer who will fit your case instead of expecting you to make your case fit the lawyer. Select a lawyer who proves to you that s/he has realized that about 80% of California divorces are uncontested cases that require a different representation and pricing structure than that offered by almost all traditional California divorce lawyers. Select a lawyer who has proved to you that s/he has thought a lot about how to get a divorce in California and has acted on those thoughts. Select a lawyer who handles his or her law business in a creative, competitive, outside-the-box thinking problem solving way because that’s exactly how s/he will handle your future legal and economic interests!
Online Divorce Lawyer is your clue. Online Divorce Lawyer offers the low cost, convenience and self-empowerment of online divorce PLUS the security and peace of mind of a California divorce lawyer on your team. It is a brand new option for California divorce consumers. Online Divorce Lawyer has existed since 2019.
How to Get a Divorce in California
Getting a divorce in California involves several steps, including (in most cases) filing a Petition and other documents, having your spouse served with that Petition and other documents, disclosing your assets and debts to your spouse/partner, reaching a settlement with your spouse/partner about all involved issues, if you have not already done that in advance, and then after a 31-day (in most cases) delay from the date of service, applying to the court for a final judgment containing court orders regarding all issues contained in your Petition.
Benefits of Online Divorce Lawyer To Get a Divorce in California
Online Divorce Lawyer offers you the low cost, convenience and self-empowerment of online divorce PLUS the security of a California divorce lawyer on your team.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing Online Divorce Lawyer:
Low Cost of Online Divorce
Each Online Divorce Lawyer is independently owned and operated. Each assembles his or her own uncontested divorce flat fee packages designed to get a divorce in California at low cost.
Online Divorce Lawyer’s interactive online divorce interview empowers you in your own case by making you the sole source of data in your case. It also reduces your lawyer’s data gathering time and effort to zero.
Additionally, the various components contained in Online Divorce Lawyer, including automated document generation and case management, reduce your lawyer’s time and effort considerably.
Virtually all of your lawyer’s time in your case will be spent on strategy sessions, document review and responding to your questions and issues. That is the way you want it to be. You do not want your lawyer performing routine or repetitive actions for you. All of that is crunched by the wicked-cool software included in Online Divorce Lawyer.
Because of the cost savings, your Online Divorce Lawyer will be able to offer you flat-fee uncontested divorce pricing with no hidden costs or surprises. You will know your cost up front and you will know what is included in the package you selected to fit your case and your budget.
Security of a California Divorce Lawyer
Your Online Divorce Lawyer will be on your team throughout the entire divorce process just in case your divorce blows up or you need additional legal services. You will have a lawyer who already knows your case.
And you will avoid the dangers of using unregulated non-lawyer online divorce mills, many located in Ukraine, India or Mexico, who have no idea what they are doing and no knowledge of the policies of your local California Superior Court.
Convenience of Online Divorce
Our online divorce interview is easy and convenient. You can complete the entire process from the comfort of your own home. You do not have to complete your interview in one session. All of your date is encrypted and saved securely on our US-based server.
Frequently Asked Questions About How To Get a Divorce in California
1. What are the grounds for divorce in California?
The available grounds for divorce in California are irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity. The “insanity” grounds does require medical proof. You can’t just tell the court that your spouse is crazy. So rest assured that Online Divorce Lawyer will always use the irreconcilable differences option.
2. How long does it take to get a divorce in California?
It will take a minimum of 6 months to finalize your divorce from the date your spouse/partner was served with the initial filed documents. It can take longer if you delay your own case for any reason, but it cannot take less than 6 months. Online Divorce Lawyer will easily be able to complete your divorce in the minimum of 6 months providing only that you do not delay the case yourself.
3. Can I get a divorce without a lawyer in California?
Of course, but why would you want to?
If you use an unregulated non-lawyer divorce mill, they are notoriously bad. They’ll mess up your case because they have no local knowledge about the rules and policies of your local court. And while they claim “complete” fees of $139-$299, they all have hidden fees. Most have a $40 per month un-disclosed “storage” fee. They hit your credit card every month. And because they get paid every month, they also will leave one critical document out of each batch of docs they send you. You’ll file them at court, not knowing what’s missing, The court will sit on them for 2-3 months and reject them to you because of the missing doc. And guess what – the divorce mill gets paid another 2-3 months.
Unregulated online divorce mills will also aggressively up-sell so-called “premium” services at $199+. Many state in their Better Business Bureau complaints that they feel that “something bad” will happen to their divorces if they do not buy those “premium” packages.
It is easy to get up to a total fee of $450-$600 being paid to a divorce mill, and they are not lawyers. They do no legal rights checkup for you. No one ever considers your legal position in your own divorce.
Most Online Divorce Lawyers have flat fee packages that are in the range of $600 to $1000, particularly if you have no minor child of the marriage. And those fees include legal rights checkups and legal advice from a California lawyer. These are NOT your grandparents’ divorce lawyers.
4. How much does it cost to get a divorce in California?
There are 2 cost components. There is the flat fee uncontested divorce package which again can often be in the $600-$1000 range plus costs. Costs would include the California court filing fee (currently $435 in most counties) unless you have a low income.
Compare that to the $7500-$10000+ retainer fees and $450 billable hour treadmill offered by almost all traditional California divorce lawyers for full representation packages that are entirely unnecessary in a simple uncontested divorce. Again, Online Divorce Lawyer is not your grandparents’ divorce lawyer.
5. What is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce?
A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree on the terms of the divorce, such as how to divide assets and debts. An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties agree on all of the terms of the divorce.
Additionally, even if technically uncontested, you should treat your case as contested if it contains a very large marital estate value, complex legal issues or domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence. Such uncontested divorces require full legal representation at a much higher cost to take care of those inherent difficulties. Bear in mind that your local Online Divorce Lawyer can certainly handle such cases, just not at a low flat fee uncontested divorce package.
6. Can I still get a divorce in California if my spouse does not want to?
Yes, California is a no-fault divorce state. You don’t have to prove any fault by anyone to get the divorce. You simply allege irreconcilable differences and no proof is required. So if you want a divorce, you will absolutely get a divorce. Your spouse cannot stop you from getting a divorce.
However, obviously your spouse/partner could make your divorce much more frustrating, expensive and time-consuming by contesting the case on one or more issues and hiring his or her own lawyer. Again, your Online Divorce Lawyer will be well equipped to handle such matters, but not using the Online Divorce Lawyer uncontested divorce processing system.
7. What happens to our assets and debts during a divorce in California?
During a divorce in California, assets and debts are divided according to California community property laws or according to a written agreement signed by both spouses. Your local Online Divorce Lawyer will have a low flat fee uncontested divorce package that includes a Marital Settlement Agreement covering all issues in the divorce.
Why Choose Online Divorce Lawyer To Get a Divorce in California?
Choosing Online Divorce Lawyer means avoiding the two major dangers in California divorce – (1) unregulated, incompetent and fraudulent online divorce mills and (2) dishonest traditional divorce lawyers who offer only full legal representation at very high retainer fees and billable hours and will NOT tell you that you don’t need that level of representation in a simple uncontested divorce.
Instead, those traditional California divorce lawyers will always place their income above your legal interests.
Here are some more reasons why you should choose Online Divorce Lawyer to get a divorce in California:
Experienced and Knowledgeable California Divorce Lawyers
Online Divorce Lawyers tend to have lots of experience and are knowledgeable about all aspects of California divorce law – contested or uncontested.
Affordable and Transparent Pricing
Online Divorce Lawyers offers flat-fee pricing with no hidden costs or surprises. You will know exactly what you are paying upfront and what it includes.
Easy and Convenient Online Process
Our Online Divorce Lawyer interview is easy and convenient. You can complete the entire process from the comfort of your own home.
Getting an uncontested divorce in California can be a difficult and stressful process, but having an experienced Online Divorce Lawyer on your team will reduce cost and stress. Divorce smarter. Move On
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