If you’re looking to obtain a cheap divorce in Ventura County with a professional and inexpensive divorce service, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, A People’s Choice has been providing divorce document preparation services to the Ventura County community for over 35 years!

Read on to learn more about our services and how we can help you.

Cheap Divorce in Ventura County with a Legal Document Assistant

Believe it or not, about 85% of families filing for divorce in Ventura do NOT have an attorney. However, this does not mean they complete their divorce totally on their own. Today, more and more people are using non-attorney legal document preparation services to file for divorce. This process saves them from sorting through mazes of paperwork and from hiring an expensive lawyer.

Within the Ventura County community, A People’s Choice is known as a highly trained and well-respected non-attorney legal document assistant’s office. We’re dedicated to helping self-represented people successfully navigate family courts because we understand that divorce can be stressful, and we want to help you through it!

As a licensed and bonded legal document preparation service, we are authorized under California law to work directly with clients without attorney supervision. Therefore, our customers filing divorce save thousands of dollars! Whether you need help filing for your divorce, navigating child or spousal support orders, or resolving your custody or visitation issues, we offer low-cost divorce services like no one else.

Don’t be fooled by cheap online divorce services who often offer customers blank or partially completed forms. At A People’s Choice, we assist our clients completely through the divorce process. Not only do we prepare the required divorce paperwork, we file the divorce petition and all other required documents during the case. Then, we manage the case to completion, communicating with clients along the way.

All in all, we prepare and process divorce paperwork the same way a lawyer would. The only difference is that we can’t provide legal advice!

Cheap Divorce Ventura, California: The Process

A People’s Choice offers several easy ways to start your divorce.

First, those who want to avoid worksheets and questionnaires can visit our Ventura or Simi Valley office. There, we will prepare your documents on the spot! Plus, our office makes daily runs to the Ventura County Superior Court, so we immediately process and submit your paperwork for filing.

However, if in-person meetings inconvenience you, we can take your information over the phone. Also, we offer a convenient online interview process for people who can’t find time during the normal working day.

When you call our office, we will take the time to understand your specific situation. For example, we will ask whether you have children or own real property. Additionally, we’ll inquire about any and all issues on which you and your spouse both agree and disagree, as well as other pertinent matters. During this conversation, you will have plenty of opportunities to ask us any questions you may have about the divorce process.

Since we only offer flat fees, we will tell you upfront the exact cost to complete your divorce. Believe it or not, most people are pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive our services are.

California law requires every client to execute a contract before any services can be started. Therefore, once you’ve signed the contract, we will immediately arrange to prepare your paperwork in the most convenient way for you.

If you come into the office for a one-on-one appointment, please expect to sign your divorce documentation that day. At that first appointment, we discuss proposed terms for your marital settlement agreement. Drafting this agreement at the beginning of the process provides a framework of the issues and what you are willing to agree to. This framework enables you to communicate with your spouse clearly and work through your mutual concerns. Furthermore, if you present your spouse with a proposed agreement upon initial serving, they may be less pressured to file a response.

At the end of your appointment, we will submit your signed divorce documents to the court for processing on the following day.

The Ventura County court takes about five to seven days to process and return the paperwork to our office. However, it’s easy to check the Ventura court docket to see exactly when your paperwork has been processed. As soon as we receive the filed paperwork from the court, we will contact you to review the next steps to complete the divorce process.
We have established four easy steps for our clients to complete the divorce process:

In most of our cases, a process server will not need to formally serve your spouse. Instead, your spouse can voluntarily sign a document we provide acknowledging receipt of the divorce paperwork. This is the most low-key method of completing the required service.

However, if your spouse is not willing to voluntarily accept the paperwork, we will discuss other free and/or low-cost ways to formally serve them.

  • STEP 2: Spouses exchange their financial disclosures

Note that we do not file these disclosures with the court. However, they are a mandatory, confidential exchange of information between spouses.

  • STEP 3Both parties sign the marital settlement agreement

Note that we include one free revision of the settlement agreement in our flat fee. Ultimately, the marital settlement agreement will become part of the final judgment of dissolution.

  • STEP 4: Return all final signed documents to our office
We have streamlined the process for our clients. Therefore, we complete and finalize most of our Ventura divorce cases within just a few months.

However, California statutes impose a six month plus one day waiting period after the date of service. This date, known as the “marriage termination date”, must pass before either party may remarry.

Although your case may be completed and closed with the court long beforehand, it is important to remember that neither party may remarry until the marriage termination date passes.

If you need help filing a new divorce or completing a divorce, or simply have questions about our services for Ventura County, please do not hesitate to give us a call.  A People’s Choice has been providing self-help legal document services for over 35 years and has established an excellent reputation in the community.

Get help with your California legal documents today!

A People’s Choice can save you hundreds of dollars by preparing your legal documents instead of an expensive attorney!