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I was recently asked by @Bill Gassett: “how does one go about being in the recommended feed in the side panel for a specific topic?” As this is a question we frequently have, I thought I would turn my answer to him into a blog post so we can not only help other Scoopiteers benefit from it but also enrich it with your comments, ideas and suggestions. 


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For those in California going through their own divorce, this page will provide invaluable information and tips. For more information visit http://divorce661.com
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018: Can I Finish My California Divorce That Was Started Years Ago (Podcast) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

018: Can I Finish My California Divorce That Was Started Years Ago (Podcast) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita | California Divorce Paralegal Articles For Self Represented Clients | Scoop.it
018: Can I Finish My California Divorce That Was Started Years Ago (Podcast) - We talk about starting your California divorce years ago & never finished it.
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In this episode we talk about the issue of starting your California divorce years ago and never finishing it and if you can complete your case using the existing case or if you case was dismissed by the courts.

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016: Our True Value Is Our Knowledge Of The California Divorce Process And Procedures (Podcast) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

016: Our True Value Is Our Knowledge Of The California Divorce Process And Procedures (Podcast) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita | California Divorce Paralegal Articles For Self Represented Clients | Scoop.it
In episode 16 we talk about the true value of our service.  Yes, we provide expertly prepared divorce forms in California. But completing the divorce forms is only half the battle. Our true value is the information we provide the answers to your questions all along the way during your divorce as far as the …
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Our true value is the information we provide the answers to your questions all along the way during your divorce as far as the process and procedure of getting your divorce finalized.

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014: Understanding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders During Divorce (QDRO) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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In this episode we are talking about what a Qualified Domestic Relations Order or QDRO is.  This is a legal document that you may need if you have a pension that needs to be divided as part of your California Divorce. You can listen to the podcast or feel free to read the transcript below… …
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So let’s talk a lot about this today because there are lots of questions on this. We have folks coming through with divorce cases who have pensions maybe their city pension, a PERS if you’re a law enforcement or STRS pension if you are a teacher. And there are other forms of pensions, private employers etc. And when going through divorce this is a piece of property that will need to be divided.

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California Divorce Court Acquired Jurisdiction Of The Respondent - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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California Divorce Court Acquired Jurisdiction Of The Respondent Today, we are talking about the judgment form. This is the FL-180 and specifically we’re talking about in area where people are having trouble in determining what date is placed in this specific field. This is at number three. It basically says, the court acquired jurisdiction of …
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What we’re talking about specifically is what’s called the notice and acknowledgement of receipts. A lot of our divorce cases we won’t personally serve them. We will just mail serve them the divorce documents that been filed.

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013: Free Access To California Divorce Tutorial Videos (Podcast) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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In this episode of Divorce Master Radio, we discuss why we have created now over 300 videos (and counting) about the California divorce process, the forms, how to fill them out and anything else you would want to know about divorce. We discuss: Helpful do-it-yourself videos on how to complete the forms Video series on …
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In this episode of Divorce Master Radio, we discuss why we have created now over 300 videos (and counting) about the California divorce process, the forms, how to fill them out and anything else you would want to know about divorce. We discuss:

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How To Serve Divorce Papers | Santa Clarita - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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How To Serve Divorce Papers | Santa Clarita
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How To Serve California Divorce Papers

There is a right way and a wrong way to serve California divorce papers.

One of the biggest mistakes we see people making is serving the divorce papers before they are filed.  This is a big no-no and will result in your divorce case being rejected and you having to start your divorce case over.

We have seen this happen many times.

You have to file your divorce case and get a case number first, then you serve your divorce papers on your spouse.

In this article (and video) we discuss the various ways you can serve your spouse divorce papers in California.

http://divorce661.com/how-to-serve-divorce-papers-santa-clarita/

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How To File For Divorce In Santa Clarita - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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How To File For Divorce In Santa Clarita - This is a tutorial on how to file for divorce in Santa Clarita and how to complete the Petition for divorce form FL-100
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How To File For Divorce In Santa Clarita

This is an actual video tutorial of how to prepare the initial documents to file your divorce case.  We go over the Summons, Petition and Family Law Case Cover Sheet.  These are the documents you need to complete to file your case in Los Angeles County.

We go over the different check boxes and go line by line and give you examples of how to complete these initial California divorce forms.

Some people have asked us why we provide this much free information.  The answer is there are people out there who cannot afford our service and will never use our service for financial reasons. For those folks, we want to make the process a little more simple

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Avoid Going To Divorce Court | Santa Clarita Divorce

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Avoid Going To Divorce Court | Santa Clarita Divorce
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Want to avoid going to court for your divorce? This article (and video) discusses some of the steps you can take to avoid having to go to court.

Going to court is not mandatory if the parties agree. We hear people say, " we will just let the judge decide" The problem with this is the courts do not automatically get involved and if you request court dates, your case could take a very long time.

If you are able to come to an agreement to all terms of your divorce, you won't have to let a judge make any decisions in your divorce case.

Click the image below for the full article.

http://divorce661.com/avoid-going-to-divorce-court-santa-clarita-divorce/

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Why You Should Consult But Not Retain A Divorce Attorney

As a proponent of doing your own divorce, I am always glad to find someone who shares my thoughts on the issues of divorce. To do your own divorce means to NOT retain an attorney.

There are a fe
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As a proponent of doing your own divorce, I am always glad to find someone who shares my thoughts on the issues of divorce. To do your own divorce means to NOT retain an attorney.

There are a few reasons to retain a divorce attorney. Simply because you are getting divorced is not reason enough to retain an attorney

What does it mean to "retain" an attorney? When you retain an attorney, you are giving that attorney to act on your behalf. Because the legal system is an adversary system, getting an attorney involved almost always causes more trouble and raises the level of conflict in the divorce.

So what we argue is that you do not need to retain a lawyer, but use them on a consultative basis when you have questions about your legal rights during the divorce process. You can continue to meet with and consult divorce attorneys without having to retain them.

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Santa Clarita Divorce Paralegal Service - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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Santa Clarita Divorce Paralegal Service Need to get divorced but find the cost of hiring an attorney to be prohibitive?  Not to worry.  There is a better divorce alternative to hiring an attorney when all you need is someone to get the divorce paperwork done for you.  Have you heard of Legal Document Assistants? Well, that is what we are.  A …
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There are certain requirements to become a licensed legal document assistant in Santa Clarita and to be able to work directly with clients without the supervision of attorneys. In this post, we talk about what it takes and the requirements that need to be met in order to offer services to the public. We mention this because there are a lot of people out there offering paralegal services who are not licensed and operating illegal businesses.

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How To Tell Your Spouse You Want A Divorce

Once you decide you want to get divorce, how do you go about telling your spouse and when should you do it. There is probably not any one-size-fits-all answer. But sooner versus later is probably so
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There is no  right or wrong time to tell your spouse you want a divorce.  While sooner vs later might be the right answer, you have to take into consideration what is going on around you as far as family and commitments, etc.  I can tell you that people who have gone through divorce that they become much more relieved after telling their spouse. it seems the longer you hold onto not telling them ,the worse it gets.

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Taking The High Road During Divorce

This thought of the day is about taking the high road when going through the divorce process. To keep you divorce on amicable terms, it is best to give more than you take. It will be best for everyo
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When going through a cooperative divorce in California, you are going to have to take the high road... This applies to both spouses. I can tell you from experience that regardless of what you are giving an taking, you are going to feel like you are giving more than you are getting. This is just the nature of the process.

Please listen to this podcast where we discuss this issue and how working through a cooperative divorce and taking the high road is advantages to both spouses during your divorce.

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California Divorce Service Providing Tips & Assistance On YouTube - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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California Divorce Service Providing Tips & Assistance On YouTube If you’re watching this video, you’re one of thousands of people that come across our YouTube videos every day in searching for a divorce service to help you with your divorce in California. We have seen more and more people find us through YouTube than, I …
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We have seen more and more people find us through YouTube than, I don’t want to say than our blogs because we have over a thousand articles in written format on our website and blogs, so we do get a lot of visitation or locating us that way but YouTube is obviously the number two search engine in search.

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017: Why You Need A Legal Document Assistant And Not A Paralegal For Your California Divorce (Podcast) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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Why You Need A Legal Document Assistant And Not A Paralegal For Your California Divorce - Differences between Legal Document Assistant and Paralegal.
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Today, we are talking about what exactly is a Legal Document Assistant. A Legal Document Assistant is what we are.


We are a corporation of Legal Document Assistants. And I want to talk to you about the difference between a Legal Document Assistant and a Paralegal. 

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015: Providing Full Service Divorce Services Anywhere In California (Podcast) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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In this episode we talk about how we are a full service divorce firm and not some online divorce service or automated software program.  When you work with our company you have real live people completing all of your divorce documents. Being that we are full service divorce firm in California, we take care of …
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In this episode we talk about how we are a full service divorce firm            and not some online divorce service or automated software program.  When you work with our company you have real live people completing all of your divorce documents.

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California Divorce How To List Your Property Correctly On Judgment - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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California Divorce How To List Your Property Correctly On Judgment In this article we are going to talk more about how to list your property when addressing your property on your judgment of your divorce here in California. So we have a lot of folks when people call us, so they will call us at …
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In this article we are going to talk more about how to list your property when addressing your property on your judgment of your divorce here in California.

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Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce In California  - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce In California Today, we’re talking about what’s some of the benefits are of going through an uncontested divorce in California. And when we say uncontested we basically mean the parties are attempting to work through their divorce. And come to a conclusion or a decision on everything that’s involved with …
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So I wrote down three notes here. Three kinds of topics I want to discuss and some of the benefits of going through an uncontested divorce in California.

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012 : Ways To Serve Spouse During California Divorce (Podcast) - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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In Episode 12, we discuss the different ways you can serve your spouse during a divorce in California. Topics: Do you file first or server first? Can you serve by mail? Who can personally serve? Can you serve your own divorce papers? Should you hire a process server? Here is the entire transcript of the …
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Today we’re talking of a little bit more on detail about some of the specific processes and procedures when it comes to divorce in California.

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Experience Counts When Going Through Divorce

If you are going to use a legal document preparation service to help you get through the divorce process, make sure they have the experience to help you out when things start to get a little tricky.
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Experience Counts When Going Through California Divorce

We specialize only in divorce in California which is not a common practice.

Our background comes from working with the divorce courts, with some of the largest area law firms and now as a legal document assistant.

When you are deciding on getting a divorce, make sure to use a divorce firm that has the experience to get your divorce completed correctly the first time.

We are currently filing between 30 and 40 divorce cases each and every month. We are filing more divorce cases in California than any other legal document assistant firm or paralegal firm.  

Because we file so many cases, we are the first to become aware of any changes to policy or procedures with the divorce courts.

https://soundcloud.com/divorce661/experience-counts-when-going-though-divorce

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Is California A No-Fault Divorce State?

Many times when people call to inquire about our divorce service, they are inclined to let us know the reasons behind their wanting to get divorce. And we understand, folks want to tell their story,
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*Is California A No Fault Divorce State?

We touched upon whether California is a no fault divorce state earlier in the week with our post, but here is the podcast version of that article. #divorce   #californiadivorce   #divorce661  

https://soundcloud.com/divorce661/is-california-a-no-fault-divorce-state

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Look Up Your Divorce Case Summary | Santa Clarita - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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Look Up Your Divorce Case Summary | Santa Clarita There are certain circumstances where you will need or want to look up your divorce case summary. One of the reasons is to check to make sure the court has not placed any hearings on calendar.  Another reason is to make sure that the divorce court …
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Many people are not aware that you can find your current divorce case summary right online, without having to go down to the court house. 

When people call us for assistance and have a current divorce case, the first thing we do is look up their divorce case summary to see what documents have been filed and if there are any hearings scheduled.

Here are some of the things you can find on your case summary.

1. Filed documents (just the name of the document, no images)
2. Parties involved and attorney information (if any)
3. Any current or past court hearings.
4. Status if case is pending or if judgment entered.

All you have to do is go to the Los Angeles County Superior Court Website ( or any County) and look for "online services"

Here is the link for Los Angeles County Case Summary Lookup.

http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/civilcasesummarynet/ui/?CT=FA

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60% Of California Divorces Done Without An Attorney

I do a lot of reading about divorce, especially the self help divorce books, books about marriage and the like in order to better understand the process and keep up to date with changing laws, etc.
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I do a lot of reading about divorce, especially the self help divorce books, books about marriage and the like in order to better understand the process and keep up to date with changing laws, etc.

I also read these books for fodder for my blog articles, such as this one.

That said, every book I read is typically written by a lawyer. And what I find in these self help divorce type books is that every one of them says that you should do your own divorce and not use an attorney.

The current book I am reading on page 1, chapter one starts off with the heading, "Can you do your own divorce? Should You?" Followed by bold capital letters, "YES! YOU CAN!"

As a legal document preparation firm that specializes in divorce, I find it a bit of fresh air that there are attorneys out there that realize that they are unnecessary in the divorce process in most cases.

It is true that over 60% of California divorces are now done without either side being represented by an attorney. This saves California divorcing families between 500 million and a billion dollars every year in unnecessary legal fees.

In fact, this book encourages you to do your own divorce. Reasons given to do your own divorce are that by taking charge of your own divorce case will lead to a smoother, faster, less painful and less expensive divorce experience.

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Cooperative Divorce In Santa Clarita

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Cooperative Divorce In Santa Clarita - We are a full service divorce paralegal firm specializing in cooperative divorce in Santa Clarita. Cooperative Divorce In Santa Clarita
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A cooperative divorce is one of the best ways to get through the  divorce process in Santa Clarita.  We offer affordable divorce services in Santa Clarita, California

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Child Support Services Cases | Los Angeles County - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

Child Support Services Cases | Los Angeles County - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita | California Divorce Paralegal Articles For Self Represented Clients | Scoop.it
Child Support Services Cases  Child support services cases are completely different than cases filed with the County.  For instance, if you spouse files a case with child support services and you go through child support services, this has nothing to do with any cases filed with the county. Let’s say your spouse goes to child …
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If you have child support issues you have 2 options.

1. Use child support services to file a case.
2. File a family law case for child support.

If you have an active divorce or paternity case, you can file a child support motion to get an order for child support. 

If you already have a support order or don't have an open divorce or paternity case you can use the child support services to collect or to obtain an order for child support.

Remember unless there is an existing order for child support, no support has to be paid, nor does any back child support accrue.

We have had people call us saying they wanted to file a child support motion to obtain back child support, but no order was ever issued.

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Fixed Fee Divorce Service - Divorce Paralegal Service Santa Clarita

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Fixed Fee Divorce Service We are a licensed and bonded legal document assistant company that specializes in divorce and other family law related matters.   We provide our low fixed fee divorce service to all courts in Los Angeles County and serve all cities in the 661 area code including: Acton Agua Dulce Antelope Acres …
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Fixed fee divorce services are the best way to go if you are looking to save money on your divorce in California.  We offer a flat fee divorce service and work with both parties, so the fee you pay is to assist both spouses with their divorce in California.

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