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SOLUTIONS  FOR LOCAL DIVORCE LAWYERS

Divorce Attorneys

LOOK. WE’RE LAWYERS. CAN YOU JUST GIVE US THE BIG IDEA HERE?

The Big Idea

You’re getting beaten out of a TON of local divorce business that should be yours.

In fact, you’re getting beaten EASILY by a bunch of slick, unqualified, incompetent, often-fraudulent, high school graduates from another state or India.  They beat you easily because they have a far better idea than you do how to frame their services effectively to your target market.  And their websites, divorce software, inter-related technologies and overall user experiences are far superior to yours.  And this is happening to you in your own hometown every day of the week.

Local divorce consumers, who should be your clients, are being cheated, in numerous ways, into hiring unaccountable cut-throat online divorce mills. The legal and economic interests of those divorce consumers are not even being considered, let alone protected, in their own divorce cases. They are paying the barbarians $300-800 for remarkably few divorce forms, and they often end up paying forever for the mistakes made in their cases.

This unhappy situation has developed and continues to expand and entrench because (1) divorce consumers are naturally trying any available option to save money in this harsh economy and (2) local lawyers like you generally have not competed effectively in the uncontested divorce market during the internet age. Our profession’s historical resistance to competition and innovation is a pre-existing perceived problem in the minds of your target clients and the online divorce phonies are using that fear to capture your clients EASILY!

The consequences of this situation for your practice are that you are missing not only the uncontested divorce component but also the huge ethical up-selling and subsequent cross-selling opportunities that would make the Life Time Value of your uncontested divorce clients go exponential.

The tools now exist for you to fight back against the divorce mills and recover a LOT of the divorce business you’ve been missing.  Those tools include powerful and adaptive online divorce software, more attractive unbundled services offered to a well-informed client, various ethical virtual law practice techniques, better user experiences for your clients and a more competitive attitude.

Some of our colleagues have realized that you do not have to match the divorce mills at their $300 price. Instead, you can distinguish your much more valuable service offering and re-capture your local divorce market at an unbundled fee at or MODERATELY higher than $300.  Inevitably, more of us will recognize the opportunity.

In relation to your own firm, all that is missing now is your recognition of the causative components of the problem described above and your engagement in a direct solution for your firm.

If that’s a big enough idea for you, please review the options below and drop us a line.

Compare Online Divorce Lawyer Solutions

Online Divorce Lawyer is a suite of uncontested divorce tools developed for lawyers who wish to fight back and recover local divorce business from slick, unqualified, out-of-state online divorce phonies.

Online Divorce Lawyer service includes our cloud divorce software that gathers case data from your empowered client via a secure, user-friendly online interview, including a customizable client help system, that s/he completes, in one or more sessions, from the comfort of his or her home or office.  All client data is securely stored on our state-of-the-art servers via an encrypted connection. When the client completes the online interview, you are automatically advised that s/he is ready to proceed in the case.

On the backend, you have complete control over client account creation (whether pro se or traditional representation), all client access (via secure password assignment) and all batch and single-doc downloads of COMPLETED state and local county divorce docs to your internet-connected device in the popular pdf format. Marital Settlement Agreements (and accompanying Attachments to Judgment and Stipulated Judgments where county rules require) are downloaded to your machine in editable Microsoft Word format.  The client has no ability to download any docs.

All batch or single-doc downloads of state and local county forms are immediate (2 to 6 second depending on your connection speed). Modifications of data and re-downloads are easy and unlimited.

You also have at-a-glance access to all critical case data, case tracking info, your private case notes, any special client instructions and the entirety of case data via the 25-35 clickable pages of the interview from your own Online Divorce Lawyer Control Panel.

However, Online Divorce Lawyer is not just powerful and adaptable wicked-cool divorce software. Also available are our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your custom divorce website (at PRO level or higher) and branding of all of your marketing outreach with the best family law brand in the world (strictly available on a first-come-first-served basis in each town).

All Online Divorce Lawyer services are white-label. Everything appears to your client as proprietary to you.

Please review Online Divorce Lawyer service level options below and drop us a line.

FeaturesBasicPro1-800-DIVORCE
Cost Per Case:$20$20$0
Monthly Minimum Cost:$0$60 - First three $20 cases per calendar month are offset against the $60 monthly minimumThere is a flat rate monthly fee based on the population of the zip codes subscribed. It includes the cost of all phone calls received, all leads generated through our SEO and the cost of all cases prepared.
Upfront Cost:$0$0$0
Ups or Extras:NoneFlat monthly fee for premium exclusive geographic domain in the format https://your-town.onlinedivorce.lawyer, where "your-town" is replaced by:
Los-Angeles: $150
San-Diego, San-Jose or San-Francisco: $80
Sacramento or similar: $60
Riverside or similar $40
Call for any premium on your city. No premium on any custom non-geographic domain. Sub-domains must be strictly subject to prior reservation.
None
Referral Discounts:NoneNext calendar month completely free for each referred attorney who signs up within 30 days of the referral.Substantial referral discounts. Refer to your Service Agreement.
First 30 Days Free of All Charges:
First of the Month Invoicing - for all cases created in the prior calendar month; no credit card required
Includes Online Divorce Lawyer's Document Preparation Service:
Online Interview To Be Completed By Client in Comfort of Home or Office - multiple sessions; all data saved securely:
Immediate Downloads (batch or single-doc):
Unlimited Free Corrections and Re-Downloads:
Lawyer Control Panel - case tracking and review of all data:
You Control All Downloads:
You Create Each Client Account and Control All Client Access:
Allows Full Representation or Unbundled Service - such as for pro se doc preparation/review only - you control at each client account creation
Your Web Portal Address:https://yourstate.onlinedivorce.lawyer;example:
https://california.onlinedivorce.lawyer
https://your-town.onlinedivorce.lawyer;
examples: https://sacramento.onlinedivorce.lawyer or https://joneslaw.onlinedivorce.lawyer
https://yourtown.1-800-Divorce.com;
example:
https://anaheim.1-800-Divorce.com
Exclusive Web Address:
Includes Our Basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO):
Sources of Your Leads and Paying Clients:Your marketing outreach - traditional and/or digital; pay-per-click (PPC) or organic (SEO)Your marketing outreach - traditional and/or digital; pay-per-click (PPC) or organic (SEO); PLUS Our SEO via the Lawyer Locator and Contact Form on https://onlinedivorce.lawyerYour marketing outreach - traditional and/or digital; pay-per-click (PPC) or organic (SEO); PLUS Our SEO via the Lawyer Locator and Contact Form on https://onlinedivorce.lawyer
White Label (however, note that if a case comes to you via our SEO lead-gen, our doc prep service will appear custom (your firm's name together with the ODL name), but not white label (your name only), for all other cases, the doc prep service appears as your owned asset):
Strictly Subject to Prior Sale (note that at PRO level, it is only the custom web address that is subject to prior sale):

What Does the Big Idea Look Like?

Online Divorce Lawyer is much more than online divorce software for lawyers. It is a strategy, and there are many flavors of that strategy.  Online Divorce Lawyer is a framework for your law firm to use to fight back and capture your local uncontested divorce market from the barbarians.

It’s important from a marketing perspective that your firm’s personality is revealed in all of your marketing outreach. As part of the Online Divorce Lawyer framework, target clients should be intrigued and convinced that in their town, you are the best fit to resolve their divorce problem. You’re a lawyer.  You’re local. You’re competitive. You’re aware of their fears. You’re bold. You’re business and tech savvy.

There is no better way to explain than to show. Here are the websites of just a few of the burgeoning group of lawyers who have already embraced the Online Divorce Lawyer framework.

Online Divorce Lawyer Software - What's Included

What's Included in Online Divorce Lawyer's California Document Preparation Component

1. Use of Online Divorce Lawyer's custom context-sensitive online interview, with extensive help system, that gathers all client data required to complete the below-listed Judicial Council and local county forms (where each is appropriate).
Filing Batch Service Batch Judgment Batch
Any county level Certificate of Assignment/Declaration of Residency or Similar Preliminary Filing Doc Appearance, Stipulation and Waivers Judgment of Dissolution and Notice of Entry of Judgment (Family Law-Summary Dissolution)
Joint Petition for Summary Dissolution Declaration and Conditional Waiver of Rights Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2003 Judicial Council Judgment Checklist-California
Summary Dissolution Worksheets (one completed set and one blank set) Application for Order for Publication or Posting Any County-specific Family Law Judgment Checklist
Summary Dissolution Information booklet Order for Publication or Posting Request to Enter Default (Family Law)
Summons (Family Law) Proof of Service by Posting Any County-specific Order on Entry of Default after Publication
Petition - Marriage/Domestic Partnership Proof of Service by Mail Income and Expense Declaration
Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Proof of Service of Summons (Family Law) Community Property Declaration
Income and Expense Declaration Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt (Family Law) Separate Property Declaration
Community Property Declaration(Family Law) Notice of Rights and Responsibilities (Health Care Costs) Declaration Regarding Service of Declaration of Disclosure
Separate Property Declaration(Family Law) blank Response Declaration Regarding Service of Declaration of Disclosure (Respondent's Preliminary)
Request to Waive Court Fees blank Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act  
Order on Court Fee Waiver Declaration of Disclosure (Family Law) Any County-specific Memorandum or Request for Setting for Hearing (Uncontested Matter)
Notice: Waiver of Court Costs Schedule of Assets and Debts (Family Law) Declaration for Default or Uncontested Dissolution(Family Law)
Information Sheet on Waiver of Superior Court Fees and Costs Income and Expense Declaration Child Support Case Registry Form
  blank Declaration of Disclosure (Family Law) Income Withholding Order for Support
  blank Schedule of Assets and Debts (Family Law) Income Withholding Order for Support - Instructions
  blank Income and Expense Declaration Earnings Assignment Order for Spousal or Partner Support
  blank Property Declaration Request for Hearing Regarding Earnings Assignment
    Judgment (Family Law)
  Stipulation and Waiver of Final Declaration of Disclosure Notice of Rights and Responsibilities-Health Care Costs
  Various county-specific Family Code 2105 Waivers Child Custody and Visitation Order Attachment
  Stipulation to Establish or Modify Child Support and Order Child Support Information and Order Attachment
    Non-Guideline Child Support Findings Attachment
    Spousal Support Order Attachment
    Property Order Attachment to Judgment
    Pension Benefits - Attachment to Judgment
    Notice of Entry of Judgment
2. PLUS all necessary attachments and continuation sheets to all listed forms.
3. PLUS use of Online Divorce Lawyer's Control Panel, providing complete case tracking and progress oversight, one-glance viewing of all critical case data, built-in Child Support Guideline Formula - allowing what-if experimentation; access to individual interview pages; case progress adjustment and control over any First Amended Petition, Marital Settlement Agreement and case modifications.
4. PLUS 24/7 secure access to all of your Online Divorce Lawyer client accounts, allowing data modifications, subject to applicable Rules of Court, and BOTH single doc and more convenient batch downloading of all listed docs.  All docs are collated and have the correct number of copies.  These are completed docs ready to print, review, sign and file.  All docs, except the Marital Settlement Agreement, are in Adobe pdf format and are downloadable to any Internet-connected PC.  The Marital Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Judgment (where needed) come to you in editable Microsoft Word format.
5. PLUS the following additional document batches: Notice of Change of Address; Request for Dismissal and  Summary Dissolution Notice of Revocation
6. PLUS unlimited free error corrections, data adjustments and re-downloading of all forms, subject, of course, to applicable Rules of Court.
7. PLUS the Marital Settlement Agreement (and where appropriate on a county-specific level, the Stipulated Judgment or Attachment to Judgment).
8. PLUS the addition of any new forms required for an uncontested dissolution and customization of existing forms to your account-level specifications.
9. PLUS unlimited priority phone access to Online Divorce Lawyer Support 7 AM - 7 PM M-F and reasonable weekend emergency voice mail and email monitoring.  We're in the front line in our retail divorce business, so we definitely know how important this can be.
10. PLUS the unlimited amout of logic required to prepare all listed forms and track an uncontested dissolution. You deal entirely with the British barrister who designed and wrote all code for NetDivorce software and whom we believe wrote the world's first divorce software package in 1982-3. You will not need to explain your requirements to Online Divorce Lawyer.

About Our CEO

Peter J O'Hanlon - Online Divorce PRO

PETER J. O’HANLON, Ll.B. (Hons.), Barrister

SUMMARY

I’ve been a barrister in the UK since July 1976. I obtained my law degree at age 20 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales at age 21, the youngest possible age in the UK.  I practiced criminal law in the UK in the late 70’s and later private international business law in California.

I own and operate 1-800-DIVORCE, the nationwide network of independent family lawyers.  I wrote the world’s first complete divorce software package (for California divorce) in 1983-84.  In a joint venture, I put up the world’s first online divorce website at divorceweb.com in March 1999. From 1981 to 2001, I owned and operated California Legal Assistance Centers, which pioneered divorce by mail in California in the 80’s and 90’s. I’ve been the founder and CEO of NetDivorce, LLC since 1999. I founded the Online Divorce Association of America in September 2016.

In January 2017, I formed Online Divorce Lawyer, a web-based set of marketing, branding and document preparation tools, developed to assist local family lawyers to fight back and recover the vast amount of divorce business being taken from them by unqualified, often fraudulent, unaccountable and almost completely incompetent online divorce mills located out of state or in India.

I’ve been on the front lines of California divorce since June 1981.

 

PROFESSIONAL

Online Divorce Lawyer: January 2017-Present; CEO and Founder; Developed a low-cost “white label” divorce document preparation service (integrated online interview and document download plus lawyer control panel) to assist local divorce lawyers to fight back cost-effectively to regain the large amount of uncontested divorce work presently being captured by unqualified online divorce mills; The service is being rolled out in California and Michigan to begin, with other states to follow.

Online Divorce Association of America: September 2016-Present; Founding Member and Director; Formed the first professional association of online divorce providers; Wrote a Code of Ethics for the profession; Published a series of educational videos designed to expose the rampant fraud, slick-dealing and incompetence in the online divorce industry in America.

NetDivorce, LLC: 1999-Present; CEO and Founder;  Created the world’s first fully functioning online divorce website at divorceweb.com in March 1999. Wrote and upgraded complete proprietary California divorce software package for online use. Created and managed backend for multiple online divorce websites. Responsible for development and management of NetDivorce.com,  the premier, low-cost, online divorce service specializing in California divorce only.

Legal Marketing Systems, Ltd.: 1991-Present; CEO and Founder; Owns and operates the continent-wide 1-800-DIVORCE network of independent family lawyers. Developed a full array of unique systems (marketing, administration, contractual, online billing and call reporting) to enable the creation and development of the 1-800-DIVORCE network. Wrote a wide selection of original software applications to facilitate billing and other functions of LMS that had to be designed ab initio. Many systems subsequently upgraded to Internet architecture.

General International Law Practice: 1985-1999; Corporate Counsel; World Enterprises USA, Alta Loma, CA; Responsible for providing legal advice on varied issues relating to international trade, negotiating high-value international trade agreements, many requiring US State Department approval, and management of same to a conclusion.

California Legal Assistance Centers, Inc.: 1981-2001; CEO and Founder. Pioneered retail divorce by mail in California. Wrote the world’s first complete divorce software package in 1983-84 (pre-internet; desktop and local network use). Developed a complete array of systems from scratch to enable CLAC to become the world’s busiest divorce clinic for many years in the 80’s and 90’s. Solely responsible for all aspects of management and operations of an extremely high volume divorce clinic (hired an average of 15 times each and every day between 1984 and 1998). Charter Member of California Association of Independent Paralegals. Offices in Riverside and Sacramento.

Private Law Practice: 1976-1979: Barrister in private practice, UK; specializing in Family Law, Criminal Law and Taxation

 

QUALIFICATION

July 1976: UK Barrister; Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn; Call to the Bar at the age of 21, the youngest possible age.

 

EDUCATION

1975-1976: Completed UK Bar Professional Training Course and Passed UK Bar Exams; City Law School, City University, London, UK (formerly Inns of Court School of Law)

1972-1975: LL.B (with Honours); Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Aberystwyth University, UK (formerly University College of Wales, Aberystwyth); Graduated from law school at age 20.

 

PERSONAL

Married for 40 years. Yes, we do joke that divorce has kept us together. Voracious reader.  Avid cyclist. Still runs 3 miles in 27 minutes.

See What Online Divorce Lawyer Looks Like

Online Divorce Lawyer - Basic

Online Divorce Lawyer - PRO

Online Divorce Lawyer Control Panel

Additionally, we’ve set up 2 sandbox accounts for you to play around in. You can log in to each account either as your client or as the lawyer (you).  You’ll be able to change and save data, download batches of docs and single docs as well as view the case from the lawyer’s Control Panel.

One of the sandbox accounts is set up on the Online Divorce Lawyer Basic service level, which is our basic white-label service that uses https://california.onlinedivorce.lawyer as its shared client portal.  The other sandbox account is set up at the Online Divorce Lawyer PRO service level, which is also white-label but is branded to the individual law firm and uses https://yourtown.onlinedivorce.lawyer as the PRO level law firm’s private client portal.

SELECT FROM THE 2 SANDBOX ACCOUNTS BELOW

ODL Service Level User ID Client Password Lawyer Password Client Login Page Lawyer Login Page
BASIC 27713 guest Bill123 https://california.onlinedivorce.lawyer https://california.onlinedivorce.lawyer
PRO 27731 guest Bob123 https://yourtown.onlinedivorce.lawyer https://yourtown.onlinedivorce.lawyer