Updated: Jul 16
DIY DIVORCE IN CALIFORNIA
You have thought long and hard about this. You begin researching, calling, talking to others, anything you can do. It is time. You are ready to file for a divorce. You quickly become aware of the huge expense that comes with filing for a divorce in California, specially the cost to hire a divorce attorney.
Believe it or not, approximately 95% of divorces in the United States are uncontested. Uncontested divorce means, the parties are able to reach an agreement without going to trial. What does this mean to you? This means that individuals seeking a divorce should look for low-cost alternatives to help them through the divorce process.
Studies have shown that divorces filed without an attorney have about a 75% success rate! While legal experts usually advise against self-representation, they often fail to consider how a registered legal document assistant can help. Legal document assistance is permissible in California for help with the paperwork needed throughout the divorce process. In fact, the success rate of divorces filed with the services of a registered legal document assistant increases dramatically compared to those filed without any professional help.
HOW AGILLETTE LDA CAN HELP
Being a registered legal document assistant, we can help you with your California divorce by:
· Preparing legal documents for you;
· Assisting you with filing each specific form;
· Providing you with informational materials to help you learn about the divorce process; and
· Educating you about serving the papers to your spouse, even in special cases.
HOW AGILLETTE LDA CANNOT HELP
While AGillette LDA can assistant you in getting a California divorce without a lawyer, we do have some limitations. For example, as legal document assistants, we may not:
· Give you legal advice, or
· Represent you in court.
Due to these limitations, if you have a high-valued marital estate or complex child custody issues, you may want to get legal advice – not necessarily hire an attorney – before filing your petition for divorce.
Contact AGillette LDA for more information about our legal document preparation services. We provide experienced legal document preparation services to people seeking to file for divorce in California, with or without a lawyer.