If you’re facing a divorce in the Glendale area and you search for “online divorce Glendale” or “divorce Glendale,” you’ll get a wide range of confusing search results. Those search results will not help you much, if at all, because, I’m sorry to have to tell you this, you don’t know what you are looking for.
You are NOT looking for JUST a divorce. I will tell you exactly what you need and where to find it. You make the choice between those 2, and your divorce hiring decision is made.
Those might be useful if you don’t have a life and you want to sign up for divorce training seminars to be presented by county social workers to you and a few hundred people you’ve never met – and in only a few months from now.
Your search will also bring numerous how-to posts and videos. All of them will also be useless because they are too generic. They will never have enough information to assist you in the specific facts of your individual case. If a YouTube video had enough information to help you get a divorce, it would be 8 days long and you ‘d still need to ask it questions. And it won’t answer.
And what a surprise! Each of the fake testimonial or review sites recommends only the online divorce mill that owns it.
If you make the mistake of actually going to one or more of the big nationwide divorce mill websites, your level of confusion will expand faster that the rest of the Universe. You will find enough pricing up-selling, trickery and fraud to make a pyramid-scheme pitchman blush.
Some of those scams have now been closed down, but Jason McClain is still the owner and operator of mydivorcepapers.com and idivorceforms.com, two of the most fraudulent tricksters and up-sellers in the online divorce industry. If you read through mydivorcepapers.com’s 52 Better Business Bureau complaints, you’ll need to wash your hands afterwards.
For the average divorce consumer heading into his or her first divorce, the information available from a simple online search is not just confusing. What should you key on in your hiring decision? Two things only, and I will tell you what they are, but firstly, here’s why I know.
My name is Peter O’Hanlon. 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. I practiced criminal law in the UK in the late 70’s and later private international business law in California in the 90’s.
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 joint venture, I put up the world’s first online divorce website (for California only) 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.com, the premier California online divorce provider, specializing only in California divorce online, since 1999. I founded the Online Divorce Association of America and wrote its Code of Ethics in September 2016. I’ve been on the front lines of California divorce since June 1981.
In January 2017, I launched Online Divorce Lawyer, a cloud-based suite of online divorce tools designed to assist local divorce lawyers to cut their costs and to fight back against the online divorce mills (usually located out of state or in India) that have been beating them to the punch for local divorce business for the last 10 years. The advantages to you of hiring a local divorce lawyer on an unbundled basis (they prepare and review all of your docs and you do the legwork of filing the case at court) are huge. Most online divorce mills will charge you $300 for remarkably few divorce forms, and they do not specialize in California law or procedures.
At Online Divorce Lawyer you get a local divorce lawyer on your team and you only pay for the services determined by the facts of your case. If your case remains uncontested and you don’t need additional legal services (that would not be offered by online divorce mills anyway), your fee can often be at or moderately higher than $300. You also get legal advice and the insurance policy of a lawyer who knows your case standing by.
What is it that you need to look for in your divorce hiring decision? The only 2 factors you need to consider are cost and integrity. Integrity includes not just personal integrity but also knowledge of local divorce laws and court policies.
Where can you find BOTH an advantageous cost for your low cost California divorce online AND the integrity of someone who is knowledgeable and skilled in California divorce and does not need to trick you, cheat you or up-sell you?
If you want to pay a flat fee of $129 for a complete online divorce with no extras or ups ever and you don’t mind not having a lawyer on your team because you are certain that your case is uncontested and simple, hire NetDivorce. If you want a local lawyer on your team and don’t mind paying a little more, usually in the $300-500 range, go to Online Divorce Lawyer and find the Online Divorce Pro lawyer nearest to you. It’s as simple as that.