You’re getting beaten out of a TON of local uncontested divorce business that should be yours.
In fact, you’re getting beaten EASILY by a bunch of slick, unqualified, incompetent, fraudulent, con-men from India, Ukraine, Dubai, the Czech Republic or Mexico. They beat you easily because they have a far better idea than you do how to frame uncontested divorce services effectively to your local market. And their websites, marketing, positioning, minimal software, inter-related technologies and overall user experiences are far superior to yours. And this is happening to you in your own hometown every day of the week.
Local divorce consumers, who should be your clients, are being cheated, in numerous ways, into hiring unaccountable cut-throat online divorce mills. The legal and economic interests of those divorce consumers are not even being considered, let alone protected, in their own divorce cases. They are paying the phonies $300-$450 (despite their claims of $139-$169 fees being for complete online divorce service) for remarkably few divorce forms, poorly prepared and often with missing docs, and they end up paying forever for the technical mistakes made in their cases.
This unhappy situation has developed and continues to expand and entrench because (1) California divorce consumers are naturally trying any available option, such as online divorce, to save money in this harsh economy and (2) local LDA’s like you have not competed effectively, or at all, in the online divorce market across a 20+ year time frame.
The consequences of this situation for your Legal Document Assistant firm are that you are missing not only most of the large uncontested divorce component of your business but also the huge ethical up-selling and subsequent cross-selling opportunities that would make the Life Time Value of your uncontested divorce clients go exponential.
The tools now exist for you to fight back against the divorce mills and recover a LOT of the uncontested divorce business you’ve been missing. Those tools include powerful and adaptive online divorce software (which the foreign divorce mills do NOT have – they have their grandmas doing manual cut-and-paste of California divorce consumers private data in the Ukraine, Mumbai or Mexico City), more cost-effective flat-fee unbundled services, such as document review, various virtual legal services techniques (Zoom, etc.), better user experiences for your clients and, hopefully, a more competitive attitude from yourself.
Some of your colleagues have realized that you do not have to match the divorce mills at their claimed fees of $139 or their average up-sold and hidden-fee TOTAL prices of $300-$400. Instead, you can distinguish your much more valuable local licensed competent service and re-capture your local uncontested divorce market at an unbundled fee at or MODERATELY higher than $400-600. Inevitably, more LDA’s will recognize this opportunity.
In relation to your own firm, all that is missing now is your recognition of the causative components of the problem described above and your engagement in a direct solution for your firm.
If that’s a big enough idea for you, please review the options below and drop us a line at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-PETEROH or click one of the “LDA’s Apply Here” buttons on every page of this website.
Online Divorce PRO is a cloud-based suite of uncontested divorce tools developed for California LDA’s who wish to fight back and recover local uncontested divorce business from slick, unqualified, fraudulent, incompetent, out-of-state (mostly out-of-country) online divorce mills.
Online Divorce PRO service includes two components: (1) a secure online interview over an encrypted connection, with a built-in help system, for your clients to complete in the comfort of their homes or offices; and (2) a wicked-cool white-label online divorce software that takes the case data from your empowered client’s interview and downloads (to your Internet-connected device ONLY) all fully and expertly completed Judicial Council and local county uncontested divorce docs, ready to be printed, signed and dated and filed/e-filed at court.
So forget handing or emailing your client the embarrassing 20-page divorce questionnaire or, even worse, trying to gather case data telephonically or verbally. You get hired. You create an Online Divorce PRO account for your client. S/he receives an account opening email with his or her user id and password.
S/he logs into your white label (Basic level) or custom (Premium level) online divorce portal and completes our user-friendly interactive online divorce interview in one or more sessions, from the comfort of his or her home or office. All client data is securely stored on our state-of-the-art servers via an encrypted connection. When the client completes the online interview, you are automatically advised that s/he is done with the interview and ready to proceed in the case.
On the back-end, you have complete control over client account creation, all client access (via secure password assignment) and all batch and single-doc downloads of COMPLETED state and local county divorce docs to your internet-connected device in the popular pdf format. Marital Settlement Agreements (and accompanying Attachments to Judgment and Stipulated Judgments where county rules require) are downloaded to your machine in editable Microsoft Word format. The client has no ability to download any docs.
All batch or single-doc downloads of state and local county forms are immediate (2 to 6 second depending on your connection speed). Modifications of case data and re-downloads of docs are easy and unlimited.
You also have at-a-glance access to all critical case data, case tracking info, your private case notes and the entirety of case data via the 25-35 clickable pages of the interview from your own Online Divorce PRO Control Panel.
All Online Divorce PRO services are either white-label (at Basic service level) or completely custom to your firm (your firm name, logo, pic, phone, email, headlines and coloration) (at Premium service level) . Everything appears to your client as proprietary to you. This is an impressive and highly professional system.
Check the options below.
|Online Divorce PRO Service Level||Basic||Premium||Notes|
|Cost Per Uncontested Online Divorce Account Created by You:||$30||$30||This is for each Online Divorce PRO client account you create via your white-label (Basic) or custom (Premium) client login portal. Your client hires you and you create his or her client account. S/he receives an account opening email with a user id, the password you select and the address of your white-label (Basic) or custom (Premium) client login portal. You should link to your Online Divorce PRO client login portal from your site. You get paid before we do.|
|Includes Online Divorce PRO’s Document Preparation Service||This is genuine online divorce. Your client enters all case data into our interactive online interview and our system downloads fully completed Judicial Council and local county uncontested/default divorce docs to your Internet-connected device in 2-6 seconds dependent upon your connections speed.|
|Cost Per Web Form Lead:||$0||This is for a consumer completed web form generated by our digital marketing outreach and forwarded to your designated email address in real time. Lead generation service is an Online Divorce PRO Premium service and is exclusive to each market area and is offered subject to prior subscription.|
|Cost Per Phone Lead:||$0||This is for a consumer phone call to your designated phone number and generated by our digital marketing outreach. Call tracking included – you get the caller’s unblocked number and all follow-on calls from each caller’s original phone number. Lead generation service is an Online Divorce PRO Premium service and is exclusive to each market area and is offered subject to prior subscription.|
|Monthly Minimum Cost:||$0||$50||Apart from the flat $50 monthly fee for Online Divorce PRO Premium service, if you don’t create any Online Divorce PRO accounts in a given calendar month, there is no cost to you for that month.|
|Ups or Extras:||$0||$50 monthly flat fee for Online Divorce PRO Premium client login portal, e.g. https://los-angeles.onlinedivorce.pro||Online Divorce PRO Premium at a flat $50 per month provides a custom login portal and online interview. The custom login portal is geo-localized for SEO purposes. Link to this address from your main website or use it as a landing page for all traffic from your divorce marketing outreach.|
|Secure, Interactive Online Interview To Be Completed By Client in Comfort of Home or Office – multiple sessions; all data saved securely:|
|Immediate Downloads (batch or single-doc):||You alone control all downloads. Clients never have access to downloads.|
|Unlimited Free Corrections and Re-Downloads for 5 Years From Date of Account Creation:|
|LDA Control Panel – case tracking and review/editing of all data:|
|You Control All Downloads:|
|You Create Each Client Account and Password and Control All Client Access:|
|Allows Full Flexibility As To What Services You Offer:||You offer your clients full LDA representation (filing plus serving plus whatever); some flavor of un-bundled services; doc review only; whatever. We don’t seek to control your business methodologies in any way.|
|Your Client Login for Online Divorce PRO Doc Prep:||https://california.onlinedivorce.pro||https://[yourtown].california.onlinedivorce.pro (recommended) or https://[yourbusinessname].onlinedivorce.pro|
|Includes Our Search Engine Optimization (SEO):|
|Sources of Your Paying Cases:||Your existing and future marketing outreach – traditional and/or digital; pay-per-click (PPC) or organic (SEO||Your existing and future marketing outreach – traditional and/or digital; pay-per-click (PPC) or organic (SEO); Our SEO marketing service.|
|White Label:||Online Divorce PRO Basic is white label to the extent that the “Online Divorce PRO” logo is the only branding on the shared client login portal, Your clients will think that YOU are Online Divorce PRO, just as other LDA’s clients using the shared login portal will think the same of those LDA’s. That’s because we don’t know whose client is about to log in. Once they log in, we do know, and your firm’s name, logo and phone number will then appear throughout the online interview.|
With Online Divorce PRO Premium, we know it is your client who is about to log into your personal custom client login portal, and so your full branding is contained not only in the online interview but also on the login portal.
|Will Not Be Oversold:||One local Online Divorce PRO Premium LDA per MOST Superior Court locations|
Also check our Online Divorce PRO basic training video:
I’ve been a barrister in the UK since July 1976. I obtained my law degree at age 20 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales at age 21, the youngest possible age in the UK. I practiced criminal law in the UK in the late 70’s and later private international business law in California.
I own and operate 1-800-DIVORCE, the nationwide network of independent family lawyers. I wrote the world’s first complete divorce software package (for California divorce) in 1983-84. In joint venture, I put up the world’s first online divorce website at divorceweb.com in March 1999. From 1981 to 2001, I owned and operated California Legal Assistance Centers, which pioneered divorce by mail in California in the 80’s and 90’s. I’ve been the founder and CEO of NetDivorce,LLC since 1999. I founded the Online Divorce Association of America in September 2016.
In January 2019, I formed Online Divorce Lawyer, a web-based set of marketing, branding and document preparation tools, developed to assist local family lawyers to fight back and recover the vast amount of divorce business being taken from them by unqualified, often fraudulent, unaccountable and almost completely incompetent online divorce mills located out of state or in India. In May 2019, I formed Online Divorce PRO for California LDA’s.
I’ve been on the front lines of California divorce since June 1981.
Online Divorce Lawyer: January 2019-Present; CEO and Founder; Developed a low-cost “white label” divorce document preparation service (integrated online interview and document download plus lawyer control panel) to assist local divorce lawyers to fight back cost effectively to regain the large amount of uncontested divorce work presently being captured by unqualified online divorce mills; The service is being rolled out in California and Michigan to begin, with other states to follow.
Online Divorce Association of America: September 2016-Present; Founding Member and Director; Formed the first professional association of online divorce providers; Wrote a Code of Ethics for the profession; Published a series of educational videos designed to expose the rampant fraud, slick-dealing and incompetence in the online divorce industry in America.
NetDivorce, LLC: 1999-Present; CEO and Founder; Created the world’s first fully functioning online divorce website at divorceweb.com in March 1999. Wrote and upgraded complete proprietary California divorce software package for online use. Created and managed backend for multiple online divorce websites. Responsible for development and management of NetDivorce.com, the premier, low-cost, online divorce service specializing in California divorce only.
Legal Marketing Systems, Ltd.: 1991-Present; CEO and Founder; Owns and operates the continent-wide 1-800-DIVORCE network of independent family lawyers. Developed full array of unique systems (marketing, administration, contractual, online billing and call reporting) to enable creation and development of the 1-800-DIVORCE network. Wrote wide selection of original software applications to facilitate billing and other functions of LMS that had to be designed ab initio. Many systems subsequently upgraded to Internet architecture.
General International Law Practice: 1985-1999; Corporate Counsel; World Enterprises USA, Alta Loma, CA; Responsible for providing legal advice on varied issues relating to international trade, negotiating high-value international trade agreements, many requiring US State Department approval, and management of same to conclusion.
California Legal Assistance Centers, Inc.: 1981-2001; CEO and Founder. Pioneered retail divorce by mail in California. Wrote world’s first complete divorce software package in 1983-84 (pre-internet; desktop and local network use). Developed complete array of systems from scratch to enable CLAC to become the world’s busiest divorce clinic for many years in the 80’s and 90’s. Solely responsible for all aspects of management and operations of an extremely high volume divorce clinic (hired an average of 15 times each and every day between 1984 and 1998). Charter Member of California Association of Independent Paralegals. Offices in Riverside and Sacramento.
Private Law Practice: 1976-1979: Barrister in private practice, UK; specializing in Family Law, Criminal Law and Taxation
July 1976: UK Barrister; Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn; Call to the Bar at the age of 21, the youngest possible age.
1975-1976: Completed UK Bar Professional Training Course and Passed UK Bar Exams; City Law School, City University, London, UK (formerly Inns of Court School of Law)
1972-1975: LL.B (with Honours); Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Aberystwyth University, UK (formerly University College of Wales, Aberystwyth); Graduated from law school at age 20.
Married for 44 years. Yes, we do joke that divorce has kept us together. Voracious reader. Avid cyclist. Still runs 3 miles in 27 minutes.
We’ve set up 2 sandbox accounts for you to play around in. You can log into each account either as your client or as the LDA (you). You’ll be able to change and save data, download batches of docs and single docs as well as view the case from the LDA Control Panel.
One of the sandbox accounts is set up on the Online Divorce PRO Basic service level, which is our basic white-label service that uses https://california.onlinedivorce.pro as a shared client login portal. N.B. It’s a shared portal, but of course, your clients won’t know that. They’ll think it’s yours. The only branding on that portal is Online Divorce PRO branding, which your clients will consider as being your brand – which it is!!
The other sandbox account is set up at the Online Divorce PRO Premium service level, which is also white-label but more customized and uses a premium domain, such as https://yourtown.onlinedivorce.pro or https://yourfirmname.onlinedivorce.pro.