Don't Get Fooled in California Online Divorce
The State of California has created a very data-intensive divorce procedure. Most people are surprised by the amount of mandatory personal information that must be included in a California divorce.
If you hire NetDivorce, you get immediate access to our online interview, which is how we gather all of the necessary info from you. Our interview can be completed in as little as 25 minutes (no kids, no property or debt, good typing skills). But it can also take 60-120 minutes (one or more minor children, many items of property/debt, 2-finger typing.). The average person completes the NetDivorce interview in 60-75 minutes. You should not rush. It is very important to get your case done correctly right from the beginning, and we definitely help you with that. Many clients complete the interview in one sitting, but the average client completes in 2 or 3 sessions across a couple of days.
NetDivorce openly discloses the extent of our interview to you up front. You can see our interview in the video on this page.
Regrettably, our competitors are not so honest. Most of our competitors now divide their online interview into 2 parts. You see one part before you pay them and the other part after you’ve paid. Why? Because they want you to think that the first part is the whole interview so that you will pay them while you are thinking their system is so easy and fast. That’s called fraud.
Our competitors can’t compete with NetDivorce on our industry-low $129 fee with no ups or extras, our 36+ years of experience or our extensive knowledge of California divorce. So they have to trick you into hiring them by making you think that their interview is somehow shorter or easier. It isn’t. They have to gather the exact same info we do.
So before you pay them, they show you maybe 8 or 10 very easy questions – names, gender, what county you live in, whether there are minor children, whether there are any retirement plans, your email (so that if you don’t pay, they spam you forever), whether your spouse is military, etc. Most people can answer all of these questions in 10 or 12 minutes. Most are “yes” or “no” answers.
When you’ve completed those few easy questions, they hit you up for payment while you’re thinking that everything looks easy – “This is great! Those jerks at NetDivorce said it would take over an hour. These guys are much better and easier.” As soon as you’ve paid, they hit you with the other 95% of their interview.
So, if you have extra money that you can’t figure how to spend, by all means hire one of our tricky competitors. The 2 biggest interview tricksters are completecase.com (at $300) and mydivorcepapers.com (at $274 – that’s their “complete” fee of $159 PLUS their “expedite” fee of $115 so that you don’t have to wait 12-14 days to get your papers after completing their interview – in other words, $274 gets you the immediate downloads NetDivorce provides at $129 flat).
Some people just get a warmer feeling from overpaying. If it costs a lot, it must be good. If that works for you, no worries. Our point here is simply that you should make your own decision, knowing all the facts, and not get tricked into hiring someone based on a cheap fraud.