Considerations for a ‘do it yourself divorce’

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You and your spouse have agreed that a divorce is the best option for your life situations, but there’s no money in the budget for a lawyer. Choosing to do your own divorce has left you both with more questions and mounting stress. The good news is that if you live in California, there are court resources to help you, and if you live in San Luis Obispo, or Paso Robles, divorce assistance with the legal documents can happen with a quick phone call to We Help You Legal.

You and your spouse have agreed to matters such as property division, spousal and child support, child visitation and custody, and how to handle title of the family home. All one of you need to do is go down to the local court, pick up the forms, fill them in and file them? It seems simple enough until you actually get there and find out that the paperwork and some of the court procedures can be more complex than you thought.

  • First, courts are only open during weekday business hours. What if your job and schedule just doesn’t have room for juggling a trip to the court house?
  • The court documents have to be complete and accurate. If not, mistakes can delay the divorce filing and mean you have to go back to court for another hearing when the corrections are made.
  • Notifications need to be served and proof of service needs to be filed with the court. Even though the two of you have agreed to everything, the court has certain procedural requirements, which if not followed, can create delays.
  • The legal documents need to be filed on time.
  • Court fees need to be paid on time.
  • No matter how well you and your spouse have planned, something may be overlooked.

Many people fly right through their do-it-yourself divorce. But not everyone is comfortable completing all of the forms and worry about forgetting an important detail or missing a filing date.

We Help You Legal can assist you with preparing the court documents. With offices in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, your divorce can be completed with minimal stress and worry. The staff can assist you with legal documents for:

  • An uncontested divorce, meaning you and your spouse agree on divorce matters such as spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, and division of assets if applicable. We can assist with all of the legal documents for a divorce with no children or property and for a divorce with children and property.
  • Legal Separation when you and your spouse remain legally married and cannot remarry until a divorce (dissolution of marriage) is completed.
  • Annulment, declaring a marriage void and not legally valid.
  • Assistance finishing an existing California divorce or legal separation.
  • Assistance preparing a QDRO or Joinder to deal with retirement in a divorce or after a judgment has been entered.

We Help You Legal has been assisting Central Coast residents from the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles offices with divorce documents and other legal documents for 20 years. The offices specialize in Living Trust, Divorce, LLC/Corporation, and other legal document matters. The staff brings professionalism to every service, and customizes support to your individual needs and concerns. 

We Help You legal is a “self-help” legal document assistance company that provides document preparation without the high cost of an attorney. We Help You Legal, Inc. is not a law firm. We cannot represent you in court, advise you about your legal rights or the law, or select forms for you.

Call or visit the Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo offices to get stated.