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Divorce Services Los Angeles County

Filing for divorce in Los Angeles can be very scary for a number of reasons. A Los Angeles divorce service can offer you a stress free divorce and peace of mind, enabling you to navigate through the LA court system with ease.

Complexity of Multiple Court Divisions and Locations

There are many reasons filing a divorce in Los Angeles County can be tricky. First, the county is an extremely large  and has 9 separate Superior Court Divisions and 38 different courthouse locations within which a case may be filed. To make matters more complex, not every courthouse location in Los Angeles handles divorce cases. The Los Angeles Superior Court does offer an online court locator service which is helpful in determining which courthouse a resident of Los Angeles County seeking to file divorce should submit their paperwork. The system can be unstable at times however, and you may have to check back at a later time if the system is not working. A person also needs to be aware that family law motions dealing with child support through Department of Child Support Services are often filed separately from where the divorce case is. This is for the convenience of the Department of Child Support Services should they need to appear in the case.

Complicated Local Court Rules

Most courts set up local rules that address how certain cases are processed and Los Angeles County is no different. Los Angeles Superior Court Rules are voluminous and can be daunting. Chapter 5 Family Law Local Rules  deals specifically with family law issues and should be referred to when a person is considering filing for divorce in Los Angeles county. Failure to follow any of these local rules will result in paperwork being rejected or the case possibly dismissed!

Limited Self-Help Resources

Like most other counties, Los Angeles County does offer limited self-help divorce services through various divorce self-help centers spread around the county. Like other counties, however, the self-help centers are over burdened and understaffed, leaving people seeking to file divorce in Los Angeles left to their own devises or looking for inexpensive alternatives.

Online Court Docket Access

The Los Angeles court also offers online case access  for divorce cases as well as other types of cases. Although their online docket is not as comprehensive as some other counties, it is a convenient resource to quickly check the status of a divorce case that is pending in Los Angeles County.

A Peoples Choice is a registered legal document assistant’s office and offers Los Angles divorce services, assistance and other types of legal document preparation for low flat fees. We have been in the legal document preparation business for over 35 years and are very familiar with the unique aspects of the Los Angeles divorce process and what it takes to successfully complete a divorce filed in the Los Angeles County court. Should you find yourself facing filing for divorce in Los Angeles County and are looking for a divorce service to help you with the paperwork, please contact us.  There are a number of divorce services in the Los Angeles County area so you do have choices. We encourage you, however, to compare our services and our fees to those of our competators. We bet you won’t find a company that offers the same comprehensive, experienced and professional divorce services with the cost-savings offered by A People’s Choice. Call us today at 800-747-2870 or 818-518-1069 for free information.

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By |2018-01-18T15:47:37+00:00April 26th, 2015|Family Law|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sandra M. McCarthy, founder of A People’s Choice Inc., has worked exclusively in the legal field since 1976. She served as the 2004-2005 President of CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants). She obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her career in the legal field, she has worked as a freelance paralegal, law office manager and paralegal studies teacher, and has co-authored numerous legal publications and written hundreds of self-help legal articles. As a registered Legal Document Assistant, Sandy is dedicated to providing affordable, low-cost, self-help document preparation services for California consumers in all 58 counties.

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