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California Online Divorce Santa Barbara

California Online Divorce Santa Barbara
February 27, 2017 Peter O'Hanlon

If you’re in the Santa Barbara area and you are facing a divorce, you will probably search online for information. If you look for “divorce Santa Barbara” or “online divorce Santa Barbara,” you’ll get a wide range of confusing search engine results. I regret to inform you that those search results will not help you much, because you don’t know EXACTLY what you are looking for.

You are NOT searching for JUST a divorce. You are looking for a lot more than just “divorce online” or “cheap divorce.” Read on. I will tell you exactly what you need and where to find it. There are just 2 locations to discover exactly what you are trying to find. If you make the choice between those 2, your divorce hiring decision is done. I’ll assist you to make that choice also.

Any kind of search that includes “divorce” and “Santa Barbara” will bring you Santa Barbara area court websites. Court websites are needed, however they will not help you to get your own divorce.

Your search will likewise bring various how-to posts and videos. They will also be useless since they are too generic. They will never ever have sufficient information to help you in the particular facts of your case. If a YouTube video had enough info to assist you to get your personal divorce, it would be 8 hours long and you’d still have to ask it questions. And it won’t answer.

Your “cheap divorce Santa Barbara” search will also bring you 6 or 8 big nationwide online divorce mills as well as their fake testimonial and review websites. And what a surprise! Each of the fake testimonial or review sites recommends just the online divorce mill that owns it.

If you make the mistake of clicking through to one or more of the huge nationwide divorce mill websites, you will find sufficient price rip-offs, up-selling, testimonial fraud and trickery to make a pyramid-scheme pitchman blush.

In fact, here is a pyramid-scheme/ get-rich-quick pitchman. His name is Jason McClain. His partner in his internet scams is a convicted scammer from the Ukraine. A few of his fraud sites have now been closed down, however Jason McClain is still the owner and operator of and, two of the most deceitful tricksters and up-sellers in the online divorce industry. Go through’s 52 Better Business Bureau complaints.

For the typical Santa Barbara -area divorce consumer heading into his or her very first divorce, the info readily available from a simple online search is not just puzzling. It’s downright hazardous. What do you believe? What do you absolutely avoid? Exactly what should you key on in your hiring choice? Two things only, and I will inform you exactly what they are. But to start with, here’s why I know.

My name is Peter O’Hanlon. I’ve been a lawyer 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 run 1-800-DIVORCE, the nationwide network of independent divorce lawyers. I created the world’s first complete divorce software package (for California divorce) in 1983-84. In joint venture, I created the world’s very first online divorce website (for California only) at in March 1999. From 1981 to 2001, I owned and operated California Legal Assistance Centers, which originated divorce by mail in California in the 80’s and 90’s. I’ve been the creator and CEO of, the premier California online divorce company, specializing just in California divorce online, since 1999. I established the Online Divorce Association of America and wrote its Code of Ethics in September 2016. I’ve been on the cutting edge 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 attorneys to cut their costs and to combat against the online divorce mills (generally found 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 attorney on an unbundled basis (they prepare and review all of your docs and you do the legwork of filing the case at court) are big. Most online divorce mills will charge you $300 for extremely few divorce forms, and they do not specialize in California law or divorce practices.

At Online Divorce Lawyer you get a Santa Barbara area divorce lawyer on your team and you only pay for the services determined by the circumstances of your case. If your case stays uncontested and you don’t require additional legal services (that would not be handled by online divorce mills anyhow), your charge can typically be at or reasonably higher than $300. You additionally get legal advice and the insurance coverage of an attorney who knows your case standing by.

So what is it that you need to try to find in your divorce hiring choice? The only 2 elements you have to think about are expense and integrity. Integrity includes not simply basic human sincerity but also the understanding of local divorce laws and court policies.

Where can you discover BOTH a low cost for your California divorce AND the honesty of someone who is proficient and educated in California divorce and does not need to deceive you, cheat you or up-sell you?

Problem resolved! If you wish to pay a flat charge of $129 for a complete online divorce in Santa Barbara without any ups or extras ever and you do not mind not having an attorney on your team since you are certain that your case is simple and uncontested, employ NetDivorce. If you desire the security of a local attorney on your team in Santa Barbara and do not mind paying a bit more, usually in the $300-500 range, go to Online Divorce Lawyer and find the Online Divorce Pro attorney closest to Santa Barbara It’s as basic as that.

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