In the last six months, several people have come to me requesting that I ‘fix’ their divorce after an online document preparer screwed up their case. They thought the (legal) aspect of their divorce would be painless, quick and cheap.
They purchased a “DIY” package from Legal Zoom or the like and had all their documents prepared. Just when they thought it was over, their relatively simple Divorce Judgment was rejected by the court. Prior agreements became unenforceable and in some cases – resulted in the other party ‘lawyering up.’ They made phone calls (a lot) and spoke to customer service representative after representative — to no avail. They tried making the changes themselves, after all — it’s not brain surgery right? Right. But the local rules for each jurisdiction can be complicated and difficult to navigate.
Soon, the convenience of an online Divorce Document preparer became more time consuming, expensive and frustrating than ever anticipated. That’s where Levine Family Law Group enters the picture. “Can you please please please push my judgment through so I can finalize my divorce?”
Every jurisdiction is different. Every Judge is different and interprets local rules and state Family Law codes differently. If your divorce documents do not meet the procedural requirements, it will not get past the court clerk — and therefore, it will not be signed (or even seen) by a Judge no matter how simple your divorce is.
Why not get it right the first time? For as little as $500 – $3,500, we will prepare, file and serve your documents. We will also personally ensure that your divorce is finalized and that you are updated along the way. If you so choose — everything can be processed and completed online — using our secure and personalized case management web portal.
Legal document websites definitely have their place in our lives. But when it comes to filing a legal action — you’re probably better off with a local paralegal / document preparation service who has an attorney to oversee any issues and approve all documents and a staff to ensure your experience is nothing less than convenient, affordable and friendly. The last thing anyone needs when their going through the trauma of a break up — is learning that your divorce was never finalized or the agreements made between spouses are not enforceable in your jurisdiction!