Compare the Cost to File For Divorce in California

See the Cost To File For Divorce in California at the 16 Most Popular Online Divorce Sites

In the table at the bottom of this page, NetDivorce compares the cost to file for divorce in California at the 16 most popular online divorce services in the California market.

Online divorce is a smart choice for an uncontested California divorce.

But that doesn’t mean your hiring choice will be easy. You still have to hire an online divorce provider without getting screwed. Regrettably, online divorce is a completely unregulated industry that is full of fraud, trickery, up-selling and incompetence.

Below in our price comparison table of 16 online divorce websites offering California online divorce are the good, the bad and the very ugly.

Here are the 2 Most Recent Pricing Scams in the California Divorce Consumer’s Struggle To Discover the ACTUAL Cost to File For Divorce in California

These are the 2 most common misleading price scams facing California divorce consumers at this time.
One scam comes from the bottom end of the online divorce industry – the “cheap” services, which aren’t so cheap, that are based in India and Ukraine and Mexico and hide monthly “storage” fees in their Terms of Use, where they know you will not look.
The second pricing scam comes from the expensive end of the online divorce industry – California based non-lawyer companies that are fronted by hot-shot Hollywood divorce lawyers. This scam is a $99 teaser fee that include no client support. This teaser fee is designed to screw up your case so that you are up-sold to a $1000 or $1100 package to correct the problems your case would not have if you had had access to client support.

2018 – Hidden Monthly “Storage” Fees

When you hire the low-level conmen at, and many others at a claimed complete fee of $139,
their top pages and pricing pages represent the $139 fee as the total fee.
But $139 is only for the first 30 days. To hire them, you must agree to their Terms of Use, including the hidden fees.  Then they hit your credit card every month until you cancel. And when you call them to cancel, they put you on hold forever. We know this from their 194 Better Business Bureau complaints.
NetDivorce has a flat fee of $129. There are no ups or extras EVER. You cannot pay us more. It’s a simple concept.  Our fee is a total of $129 per case – not per person or per month.
Anyhow, what the heck is a “storage” fee in online divorce? NetDivorce stores the exact same data. In fact, we store 5 years of data. And we pay for incremental daily backups of all data. It costs almost nothing to securely store data and to keep it well backed up.

2020 – $99 Teaser Fees That Include NO CLIENT SUPPORT

This second pricing scam involves $99 teaser fees where you get to use their online software but cannot ask them any questions.  You get no client support.

California divorce is complex.  You will have questions. If you have no access to an expert caseworker, you’re going to make mistakes. It’s that simple. The California divorce process is designed by lawyers to make it difficult for consumers to complete their cases so that consumers must hire lawyers to finalize their cases. 

On, the next package up from the $99 teaser fee is $1000. On, the next package up from $99 is $1100. Each site has other packages that are much more expensive. The difference between $99 and $1000-$1100 should tell you all you need to know.
These companies bet against you. They do provide written instructions, just like NetDivorce does, but the process is so complex that you will have questions even if you have written instructions.  In some instances, you will have questions and confusion BECAUSE of the written instructions.
NetDivorce knows this. It’s the nature of California divorce. That’s why we include unlimited client support in our $129 flat fee. It would be dishonest not to do so.
At and, you will screw up your case because you have no access to a caseworker to ask questions in the $99 teaser package. After you’ve screwed up your case, they will then up-sell you to the $1000-$1100 package to fix the problems you would not have had if you had access to client support from the beginning.

Why Can’t I Find a Price Comparison Table Like This on ANY Other Online Divorce Website?

You know the answer already. Why would anyone else advertise the information in our price table below? 

You will not see any divorce cost comparison table like this on any of our competitors’ websites.

Our competitors compare themselves only to lawyers so that they appear to be cheap. We compare ourselves only to our competitors.

Check the cost to file for divorce in California in the comparison table below:

WebsiteQuotedComments$129Flat fee; no ups or extras EVER; this is not an installment payment or a 1-month subscription like at most sites below; This is the complete fee!!

This is also not a teaser fee like at Hello Divorce or It’s Over Easy. See below. NetDivorce’s $129 fee covers unlimited client support! You cannot pay NetDivorce more than $129!!

California divorce ONLY; Pre-Internet company was called California Legal Assistance Centers; Has been handling ONLY California divorce since June, 1981; State AND county docs$137Nationwide. Experienced; State docs only BUT THERE ARE MANY COMMON DOCS THEY ADMIT ARE NOT PROVIDED – THEY ONLY PREPARE ABOUT HALF OF YOUR PAPERS IN A NORMAL CALIFORNIA CASE!! They admit this in their Help Center. Why would you hire someone to do half the job?$139ALERT: THIS FEE IS FOR A 1-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION ONLY!! THEN THEY HIT YOUR CREDIT CARD EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU CANCEL; Based in Jaipur, India; State docs only$139ALERT: THIS FEE IS FOR A 1-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION ONLY!! THEN THEY HIT YOUR CREDIT CARD EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU CANCEL; Read the BBB complaints here; Based in India; 122 complaints at BBB; F-rating at BBB; State docs only. If you want your private data to be cut-and-pasted onto legal docs by someone’s grandmother in Mumbai, this is the way to go.$139ALERT: THIS FEE IS FOR A 1-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION ONLY!! THEN THEY HIT YOUR CREDIT CARD EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU CANCEL; State docs only; 193 BBB complaints; F-rating; BBB labels the owners, Andriy Bogdanov and Grigoriy Rublev, as false advertisers; As of March 2020, they will also charge you by the year to store your data until you also cancel that contract. Located in Ukraine; TrustPilot threw them off their platform because of fake testimonials. These guys are sharks! THIS IS DEFINITELY THE WORST AND MOST DANGEROUS ONLINE DIVORCE WEBSITE$139ALERT: THIS FEE IS FOR A 1-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION ONLY!! THEN THEY HIT YOUR CREDIT CARD EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU CANCEL; State docs only; This is Their reputation is so bad, they must have fresh websites ready to continue their frauds.$139+++ALERT: THIS FEE IS FOR A 1-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION ONLY!! THEN THEY HIT YOUR CREDIT CARD EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU CANCEL; Big upseller!; $125 “expedite fee” or you wait 10-14 Days for your papers; $199 “premium package” fee; Uses bogus self-owned testimonial and review websites; State docs only; 65 BBB complaints; F-rating at BBB.$139++Initially based in the Czech Republic, but now based in Mexico (??). Initially claimed over 10,000 divorces completed and 12 years of experience as of 2019, but the Czech company (Palantis Group) only started in April 2018 and this website has only been up since December 2019. Therefore, this appears to be yet another foreign scam.

DANGER: $139 covers you only for 45 days of service. You will need much more than 45 days to obtain your divorce judgment in California. They do not disclose fees after the first 45 days. You will not know your complete cost. If you want to sign a blank check for your simple uncontested divorce, this is the way to go!

UPDATE: advised us in December 2021 that it is now owned by Boosters Lab, Inc., a company located in Mexico, NOT the Czech Republic. As of this update, has also dropped its claim that it has been in business for 12 years and that it has completed over 10,000 divorces. They still do NOT disclose all fees!!$299Good Company. Nationwide. Experienced; Does Good Work; Second Best to NetDivorce; State docs only$299ALERT: THIS FEE IS FOR A 1-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION ONLY!! THEN THEY HIT YOUR CREDIT CARD EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU CANCEL; Nationwide. Experienced; State AND county docs; This was a really good company for many years; It’s a shame they’ve started using the one-month price fraud scam.$499 – no kids or assets
$699 – kids OR assets
$799 – kids AND assets
They also have a $99 teaser, which is just for the first few docs; Owned and operated by Anthony Dunne, a California lawyer who was disbarred in December 2019 for 5 counts of serious misconduct, including the theft of over $50K of clients’ money; NOTE: Obviously, not everyone listed in this table is a criminal, but this is just one example of a few who are; Online divorce is completely unregulated; Any criminal or conman can set themselves up as an online divorce provider; on their website, it says, “Our company’s founder retired from his family law firm…” We guess a disbarment is a form of retirement.$99 – $4500Very tricky pricing. $99 looks attractive, but it’s a teaser fee. THAT FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLIENT SUPPORT. You are completely on your own. You get to use their online system, but you can’t ask questions. California divorce is the second most difficult in the whole country. You will need client support or things will go wrong. When you screw up your case, they upsell you to their $1100, $2500, $3000 or $4500 packages to clean up the mess you would not have if you had client support. The fact that their teaser fee is $99 and their next package up is $1100 should be enough to tell you all you need to know. Be careful.$750 – $2500Latest foo-foo hipster divorce site. UPDATE Feb 2022 – Glad to see that this outfit has stopped running the $99 teaser fee scam This is now just another over-priced service. ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE NO MATTER WHAT!! Their $750 package is when there are no minor children of the marriage and no property or debt to be included in your case. If you have minor children and/or property or debt, it’s $2500! Really nice website.$949+++++Way overpriced; Big upseller; Tries to move you to subscribing attorneys, accountants, financial planners, psychiatrists, counselors, etc.; All of these are EXTRA! None is included in the $949. Total hipster feel-good; nonsense; If you and your spouse could do the Wevorce procedure, you wouldn’t be getting a divorce; State docs only; ALERT: THIS FEE IS FOR A 1-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION ONLY!! THEN THEY HIT YOUR CREDIT CARD FOR $200 EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU CANCEL;$999UPDATE Jan 2022 – GONE; Out of Business-the last 4 providers listed in this table all try to sell $1000 uncontested divorces in California when NetDivorce offers the SAME package for $129. How can they survive? Total Rip; Quotes $999 but then also quotes a $99 “Total Fee” that is nothing but a teaser. $99 is their fee for the first filing docs only!! If you want the whole divorce – it’s a grand!! Cool website, though.


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