ClickCease

How to File Divorce without an Attorney

Get the help you need!

There are a lot of decisions to make before, during, and after a divorce. One of the first is whether or not to do it yourself or work with an attorney. With the average cost of a divorce in California ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, the idea of a DIY divorce can become more attractive. However, not everyone understands the divorce process and how to do it correctly. That is where our attorney-led divorce course can be of service.

Our comprehensive online divorce course gives you 10 chapters of critical divorce information, like how to file your petition, how to request spousal or child support, and how to get your judgement package approved. Our DIY divorce course is led by an experienced attorney who understands the nuances of the California divorce system. We explain it all to you so you can move on with your life at a fraction of the price you would pay with an attorney. Enroll below to begin your DIY divorce.

Play Video

Marriage is hard enough when it works.

For many marriages, people come to the conclusion that they just can’t stay together. Most of the time it takes them a while to come to the decision to divorce as it is not an easy or simple decision. Once the decision has been made, often the first thing they do is contact a divorce attorney. People then find out how much it costs to divorce in the state of California and their jaws drop. It is expensive to get a divorce in California!

The average cost of a divorce in California is $10,000 to $20,000 per person!

MANY PEOPLE SPEND WAY MORE.

So you want to get a divorce, but you don’t have the money to hire an attorney. Now What?

People in this situation most often decide to go it alone and represent themselves. This is called ‘in propia persona’ or ‘in pro per’ for short. People wanting to do it on their own look around and they find the ‘online divorce for $137’ options available out there, and they think ‘you bet! I’ll spend $137 to get my divorce done online!’

There’s a big problem with these offers, however.
While that may seem like a great deal, these options are most often not at all effective when your divorce is contested, meaning you and your spouse don’t agree on issues, or if you need a protective order, or if you have a property and don’t agree on the division of it, or you have children and need child support and so on and so on. Additionally, you are repeatedly asked to pay additional costs to maintain access through your case.

All these elements add complexity to your divorce that is simply not addressed in the low-cost options. These options are often only effective for people who have no property together, no children, no need of child support or spousal support or custody orders. Basically, people who completely agree on everything and don’t own anything to split, that’s it. Any other situation will not be covered by those options if they agree to work with you at all.

‘YOU BET! I’LL SPEND $137 TO GET MY DIVORCE DONE ONLINE’.

Course Curriculum

In this course, you can expect to learn about how to file and serve your divorce documents properly, as well as some specific local county rules that may affect your divorce filings in California. We also catalog the steps you can take to pursue child or spousal support effectively. Our detailed 10 chapter course follows the divorce process from beginning to end so that you can feel confident moving on with your life.

So now what? You have a normal case; you need a protective order; or you need to get a child support and your spouse doesn’t agree; or you need spousal support  and your partner doesn’t agree, and you don’t have the money to hire an attorney?

What the heck do you do?! For most people, the will come to think they are really stuck in their situation. But then you found our course and you breathe out with relief because you know you will be able to do your divorce on 

tour own after all!

We have created a cource that will walk you through everything you need to do to get a divorce in California, regardless of your situation! We cover all the forms you will need to start your case; get support; get a protective order; if needed; get child custody orders, and an wide number of other issues that come up in your divorce.

Among others, we cover the following issues:

With many moving parts in a California divorce, we have anticipated your questions and included specific information about topics like petitioning for divorce, child custody jurisdictions, and how to declare your income and expenses. Below are a few more examples of the information we can offer you throughout our 10 chapter DIY divorce course.

How to prepare and file your petition?

In order to get your divorce going, you will have to prepare the Summons and Petition and complete the declaration under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement act. We cover each of these forms.

How to serve your petition?

Someone other than you needs to give the other party, your spouse, notice of the divorce. We cover the necessary forms and how to do it properly.

How to Request a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

One of the first issues to consider is whether or not you are safe. If necessary, you may need to file for a Domestic Violence Restraining order. We cover how to fill out the necessary forms to request the order and how to serve it to the other party, your spouse.

How to serve your petition?

You may need to ask the court for custody and visitation orders for the children you have together. We cover all the forms necessary and discuss the process the court goes through to make these orders. We also include the process required to request emergency orders for custody and visitation which can be invaluable in dire circumstances.

How to request child support?

We cover the necessary forms required to request child support along with the supplemental issues such as daycare, therapy, and extra curriculars for your children. We also review a sample Dissomaster report, which is an integral part of making the request, to provide more clarity on how the court will review your request.

How to request spousal support?

We help cover the necessary forms to request spousal support (alimony), both temporary and permanent. We also review a Dissomaster report to help provide clarity.

How do you complete your disclosures?

Each party is required to disclose a complete list of assets, liabilities, income and expenses with supporting documents. We cover the forms needed and provide a review of other ways that you can use to get the information they need.

How do you get your judgment package approved?

We cover the Judgment Checklist, which outlines the documents needed to complete your judgment package.

And All Of It Led By An Experienced Divorce Attorney!!

File For Divorce Without An Attorney

With the average price of divorce reaching tens of thousands of dollars, many want to pursue cheaper options while still maintaining the same level of legal standard. Our DIY divorce course can help you understand the divorce process so that you can file for divorce without an attorney, potentially saving you the high costs associated with an attorney.

  With Spanish Subtitles

$350

Applicable Throughout California

Our 10 chapter DIY divorce course has been carefully curated so that it has information that can be utilized throughout the state of California, not just major cities or counties. Whether you are pursuing a divorce in San Diego County, Siskiyou County, or anywhere in between, our comprehensive divorce course can offer you important county-specific information to guide you through the process no matter where you reside in California.

ACTON BURLINGAME DEL REY GERBER-LAS FLORES LAGUNA WOODS MENLO PARK PARKSDALE SAN DIEGO COUNTRY ESTATES TEMPLETON
ADELANTO BURLINGAME DEL REY OAKS GILROY LAGUNITAS-FOREST KNOLLS MENTONE PARKWAY-SOUTH SACRAMENTO SAN DIMAS TENNANT
AGOURA HILLS BURLINGAME DEL RIO GLEN AVON LA HABRA MERCED PARKWOOD SAN FERNANDO TERRA BELLA
ALAMEDA BURLINGAME DENAIR GLENDALE LA HABRA HEIGHTS MESA PARLIER SAN FRANCISCO THERMALITO
ALAMO BURLINGAME DERBY ACRES GLENDORA LAKE ALMANOR COUNTRY CLUB MESA VISTA PASADENA SAN GABRIEL THOUSAND OAKS
ALBANY BURLINGAME DESERT HOT SPRINGS GLEN ELLEN LAKE ALMANOR PENINSULA METTLER PATTERSON SANGER THOUSAND PALMS
ALHAMBRA CALABASAS DESERT SHORES GOLDEN HILLS LAKE ALMANOR WEST MIDDLETOWN PAXTON SAN GERONIMO THREE RIVERS
ALISO VIEJO CALEXICO DESERT VIEW HIGHLANDS GOLD RIVER LAKE ARROWHEAD MILLBRAE PEARSONVILLE SAN JACINTO TIBURON
ALMANOR CALIFORNIA CITY DIABLO GOLETA LAKE DAVIS MILL VALLEY PEDLEY SAN JOAQUIN TIERRA BUENA
ALONDRA PARK CALIMESA DIAMOND BAR GONZALES LAKE ELSINORE MILLVILLE PENN VALLEY SAN JOAQUIN HILLS TIPTON
ALPAUGH CALIPATRIA DIAMOND SPRINGS GOSHEN LAKE FOREST MILPITAS PERRIS SAN JOSE TOBIN
ALPINE CALISTOGA DILLON BEACH GRAEAGLE LAKEHEAD-LAKESHORE MINERAL PETALUMA SAN JUAN BAUTISTA TOMALES
ALPINE VILLAGE CALWA DINUBA GRAND TERRACE LAKE ISABELLA MIRA LOMA PHOENIX LAKE-CEDAR RIDGE SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO TORO CANYON
ALTADENA CAMARILLO DISCOVERY BAY GRANITE BAY LAKELAND VILLAGE MIRA MONTE PICO RIVERA SAN LEANDRO TORRANCE
ALTA SIERRA CAMBRIA DIXON GRANITE HILLS LAKE LOS ANGELES MISSION CANYON PIEDMONT SAN LORENZO TRACY
ALTURAS CAMBRIAN PARK DIXON LANE-MEADOW CREEK GRASS VALLEY LAKE NACIMIENTO MISSION HILLS PINE HILLS SAN LUCAS TRANQUILLITY
ALUM ROCK CAMERON PARK DOLLAR POINT GRATON LAKE OF THE PINES MISSION VIEJO PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB SAN LUIS OBISPO TRAVER
AMADOR CITY CAMPBELL DORRINGTON GRAYSON LAKE OF THE WOODS MI-WUK VILLAGE PINE VALLEY SAN MARCOS TRINIDAD
AMERICAN CANYON CAMP PENDLETON NORTH DORRIS GREENFIELD LAKEPORT MODESTO PINOLE SAN MARINO TRUCKEE
AMESTI CAMP PENDLETON SOUTH DOS PALOS GREENHORN LAKE SAN MARCOS MOHAWK VISTA PIRU SAN MARTIN TULARE
ANAHEIM CANTUA CREEK DOWNEY GREEN VALLEY LAKESIDE MOJAVE PISMO BEACH SAN MATEO TULELAKE
ANDERSON CANYONDAM DUARTE GREENVIEW LAKEVIEW MOKELUMNE HILL PITTSBURG SAN MIGUEL TUOLUMNE CITY
ANGELS CITY CANYON LAKE DUBLIN GREENVILLE LAKE WILDWOOD MONO VISTA PIXLEY SAN PABLO TUPMAN
ANGWIN CAPITOLA DUCOR GRENADA LAKEWOOD MONROVIA PLACENTIA SAN RAFAEL TURLOCK
ANTIOCH CARIBOU DUNSMUIR GRIDLEY LA MESA MONTAGUE PLACERVILLE SAN RAMON TUSTIN
APPLE VALLEY CARLSBAD DURHAM GROVELAND-BIG OAK FLAT LA MIRADA MONTARA PLANADA SANTA ANA TUSTIN FOOTHILLS
APTOS CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA DUSTIN ACRES GROVER BEACH LAMONT MONTCLAIR PLEASANT HILL SANTA BARBARA TWAIN
APTOS HILLS-LARKIN VALLEY CARMEL VALLEY VILLAGE EARLIMART GUADALUPE LANARE MONTEBELLO PLEASANTON SANTA CLARA TWAIN HARTE
ARBUCKLE CARMICHAEL EAST BLYTHE GUERNEVILLE LANCASTER MONTECITO PLUMAS EUREKA SANTA CLARITA TWENTYNINE PALMS
ARCADIA CARPINTERIA EAST COMPTON GUSTINE LA PALMA MONTEREY PLYMOUTH SANTA CRUZ TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE
ARCATA CARRICK EAST FOOTHILLS HACIENDA HEIGHTS LA PORTE MONTEREY PARK POINT ARENA SANTA FE SPRINGS TWIN LAKES
ARDEN-ARCADE CARSON EAST HEMET HALF MOON BAY LA PRESA MONTE RIO POINT REYES STATION SANTA MARIA UKIAH
ARMONA CARTAGO EAST LA MIRADA HAMILTON BRANCH LA PUENTE MONTE SERENO POLLOCK PINES SANTA MONICA UNION CITY
ARNOLD CARUTHERS EAST LOS ANGELES HAMILTON CITY LA QUINTA MONTGOMERY CREEK POMONA SANTA PAULA UPLAND
AROMAS CASA CONEJO EAST OAKDALE HANFORD LA RIVIERA MOORPARK POPLAR-COTTON CENTER SANTA ROSA UPPER LAKE
ARROYO GRANDE CASA DE ORO-MOUNT HELIX EASTON HARBISON CANYON LARKFIELD-WIKIUP MORADA PORT COSTA SANTA VENETIA VACAVILLE
ARTESIA CASTRO VALLEY EAST OROSI HAWAIIAN GARDENS LARKSPUR MORAGA PORTERVILLE SANTA YNEZ VALINDA
ARVIN CASTROVILLE EAST PALO ALTO HAWTHORNE LAS FLORES MORENO VALLEY PORT HUENEME SANTEE VALLECITO
ASHLAND CATHEDRAL CITY EAST PASADENA HAYFORK LAS LOMAS MORGAN HILL PORTOLA SARATOGA VALLEJO
ATASCADERO CAYUCOS EAST PORTERVILLE HAYWARD LATHROP MORONGO VALLEY PORTOLA HILLS SAUSALITO VALLE VISTA
ATHERTON CERES EAST QUINCY HEALDSBURG LATON MORRO BAY PORTOLA VALLEY SCOTTS VALLEY VALLEY ACRES
ATWATER CERRITOS EAST RICHMOND HEIGHTS HEBER LA VERNE MOSS BEACH POWAY SEAL BEACH VALLEY CENTER
AUBERRY CHALLENGE-BROWNSVILLE EAST SAN GABRIEL HEMET LAWNDALE MOSS LANDING PRATTVILLE SEARLES VALLEY VALLEY RANCH
AUBURN CHANNEL ISLANDS BEACH EAST SHORE HERCULES LAYTONVILLE MOUNTAIN MESA PRUNEDALE SEASIDE VALLEY SPRINGS
AUGUST CHARTER OAK EAST SONORA HERMOSA BEACH LEBEC MOUNTAIN RANCH QUAIL VALLEY SEBASTOPOL VAL VERDE
AVALON CHERRYLAND EDGEWOOD HESPERIA LE GRAND MOUNTAIN VIEW QUARTZ HILL SEDCO HILLS VANDENBERG AFB
AVENAL CHERRY VALLEY EDWARDS AFB HICKMAN LEMON COVE MOUNTAIN VIEW QUINCY SEELEY VANDENBERG VILLAGE
AVERY CHESTER EL CAJON HIDDEN HILLS LEMON GROVE MOUNTAIN VIEW ACRES RAIL ROAD FLAT SELMA VERNON
AVOCADO HEIGHTS CHICO EL CENTRO HIDDEN MEADOWS LEMOORE MOUNT HEBRON RAINBOW SEVEN TREES VICTORVILLE
AZUSA CHILCOOT-VINTON EL CERRITO HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE LEMOORE STATION MOUNT SHASTA RAISIN CITY SHACKELFORD VIEW PARK-WINDSOR HILLS
BAKERSFIELD CHINA LAKE ACRES EL CERRITO HIGHGROVE LENNOX MUIR BEACH RAMONA