California Divorce

No Children and No Assets

Step 1:     LDA Document Services will prepare your initial divorce documents for your divorce to your specifications. These are the forms that the court needs to open or initiate your case. Consequently, a case number will be issued.  

Step 2:     LDA Document Services will prepare your preliminary declaration of disclosure also known as PDD’s.  This is a series of 4 forms and worksheets designed to declare your assets and debts and income and expenses.  Even though this service is for “no assets or debts” the disclosure process is still mandatory.

Step 3:     LDA Document Services we prepare your judgment.  There are numerous judgment and final procedural forms. This is where all the agreements are documented.  While you may not have any assets or debts, there may be other issues or agreements to address such as spousal support.

Step 4:     After all documents have been drafted and all parties have signed all the divorce papers, LDA Document Services will prepare your documents for final review.  The final documents would now be ready for submission to the court.

No Assets

and No Children

According to a study by Martindale Nolo Research, the average cost for a divorce in California is $17,500 when hiring divorce attorneys. If your divorce is relatively simple, the cost will be around a few thousand dollars at a minimum.

From:

$750

plus court filing fees

You will serve and file.

With Assets

and/or Children and/or Debts

According to an online legal publication, in 2017, California spouses spent an average of 19,200 for a divorce involving children.  Our service is for those that have already seen an attorney or know what they want to do.  This service is for clients with very limited assets.  Please contact the office for a quote if you have assets that are beyond 1,000,000.

From:

$999

plus court filing fees

You will serve and file.

Mediation

and Settlement Services

We can provide you form

assistance with:

Child Support

Spousal Support

Community/Marital Real Property

Simple Parenting Plan

Detailed Parenting Plan

Pension and Retirement Funds

After Agreement Checklist

From:

$175

per hour, 2 hour blocks

We are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice.

According to the California Courts:

There are 3 ways to end a marriage or registered domestic partnership in California:

  1. Divorce,

  2. Legal separation,

  3. Annulment

 

  • It is not necessary for the spouses or domestic partners to agree to end the marriage. Either spouse or partner can decide to end the marriage, even if he or she does not want to get a divorce, cannot stop the process by refusing to participate in the case. If a spouse or domestic partner does not participate in the divorce case, the other spouse/partner will still be able to get a “default” judgment and the divorce will go through. 

  • California is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that the spouse or domestic partner that is asking for the divorce is not required to prove that the other spouse or domestic partner did something wrong.  To get a no fault divorce, 1 spouse/domestic partner may state that the couple cannot get along.

    • This is called “irreconcilable differences.”

After you decide how you want to end your marriage or domestic partnership, you need to plan your case ahead of time. Think about how you are going to handle your case. Planning before you start and talking to a lawyer can save you time and money as you go through the court process.

  • Normally, it does not matter who is the first to file the divorce or separation case.

  • The court does not give any preference to the first person to file or a disadvantage to the person who responds to the case.

  • If your decision is uncontested and you are in agreement we, at LDA Document Services are happy to help you.

  • If you are not in agreement, please consider consulting an attorney.

  • We are not attorneys and cannot give you any legal advice, nor can we answer questions that might be deemed as legal advice.

 

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