There are a lot of decisions to make before, during, and after a divorce. One of the first is whether or not to do it yourself or work with an attorney. With the average cost of a divorce in California ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, the idea of a DIY divorce can become more attractive. However, not everyone understands the divorce process and how to do it correctly. That is where our attorney-led divorce course can be of service.
Our comprehensive online divorce course gives you 10 chapters of critical divorce information, like how to file your petition, how to request spousal or child support, and how to get your judgement package approved. Our DIY divorce course is led by an experienced attorney who understands the nuances of the California divorce system. We explain it all to you so you can move on with your life at a fraction of the price you would pay with an attorney. Enroll below to begin your DIY divorce.
For many marriages, people come to the conclusion that they just can’t stay together. Most of the time it takes them a while to come to the decision to divorce as it is not an easy or simple decision. Once the decision has been made, often the first thing they do is contact a divorce attorney. People then find out how much it costs to divorce in the state of California and their jaws drop. It is expensive to get a divorce in California!
The average cost of a divorce in California is $10,000 to $20,000 per person!
Many people spend way more.
People in this situation most often decide to go it alone and represent themselves. This is called ‘in propia persona’ or ‘in pro per’ for short. People wanting to do it on their own look around and they find the ‘online divorce for $137’ options available out there, and they think ‘you bet! I’ll spend $137 to get my divorce done online!’
There’s a big problem with these offers, however.
While that may seem like a great deal, these options are most often not at all effective when your divorce is contested, meaning you and your spouse don’t agree on issues, or if you need a protective order, or if you have a property and don’t agree on the division of it, or you have children and need child support and so on and so on. Additionally, you are repeatedly asked to pay additional costs to maintain access through your case.
All these elements add complexity to your divorce that is simply not addressed in the low-cost options. These options are often only effective for people who have no property together, no children, no need of child support or spousal support or custody orders. Basically, people who completely agree on everything and don’t own anything to split, that’s it. Any other situation will not be covered by those options if they agree to work with you at all.
In this course, you can expect to learn about how to file and serve your divorce documents properly, as well as some specific local county rules that may affect your divorce filings in California. We also catalog the steps you can take to pursue child or spousal support effectively. Our detailed 10 chapter course follows the divorce process from beginning to end so that you can feel confident moving on with your life.
So now what? You have a normal case; you need a protective order; or you need to get child support and your spouse doesn’t agree; or you need spousal support and your partner doesn’t agree, and you don’t have the money to hire an attorney?
What the heck do you do?! For most people , they will come to think they are really stuck in their situation. But then you found our course and you breathe out with relief because you know you will be able to do your divorce on
your own after all!
We have created a course that will walk you through everything you need to do to get a divorce in California, regardless of your situation! We cover all the forms you will need to start your case; get support; get a protective order, if needed; get child custody orders, and an wide number of other issues that come up in your divorce.
In order to get your divorce going, you will have to prepare the Summons and Petition and complete the declaration under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement act. We cover each of these forms.
Someone other than you needs to give the other party, your spouse, notice of the divorce. We cover the necessary forms and how to do it properly.
One of the first issues to consider is whether or not you are safe. If necessary, you may need to file for a Domestic Violence Restraining order. We cover how to fill out the necessary forms to request the order and how to serve it to the other party, your spouse.
You may need to ask the court for custody and visitation orders for the children you have together. We cover all the forms necessary and discuss the process the court goes through to make these orders. We also include the process required to request emergency orders for custody and visitation which can be invaluable in dire circumstances.
We cover the necessary forms required to request child support along with the supplemental issues such as daycare, therapy, and extra curriculars for your children. We also review a sample Dissomaster report, which is an integral part of making the request, to provide more clarity on how the court will review your request.
We help cover the necessary forms to request spousal support (alimony), both temporary and permanent. We also review a Dissomaster report to help provide clarity.
Each party is required to disclose a complete list of assets, liabilities, income and expenses with supporting documents. We cover the forms needed and provide a review of other ways that you can use to get the information they need.
We cover the Judgment Checklist, which outlines the documents needed to complete your judgment package.
With the average price of divorce reaching tens of thousands of dollars, many want to pursue cheaper options while still maintaining the same level of legal standard. Our DIY divorce course can help you understand the divorce process so that you can file for divorce without an attorney, potentially saving you the high costs associated with an attorney.
With Spanish Subtitles
Our 10 chapter DIY divorce course has been carefully curated so that it has information that can be utilized throughout the state of California, not just major cities or counties. Whether you are pursuing a divorce in San Diego County, Siskiyou County, or anywhere in between, our comprehensive divorce course can offer you important county-specific information to guide you through the process no matter where you reside in California.