DIVORCE SOLUTIONS FOR CALIFORNIA LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANTS
The Big Idea
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, often-fraudulent, con-men from another state or India. 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, divorce 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-$950 for remarkably few divorce forms, and they end up paying forever for the mistakes made in their cases.
This unhappy situation has developed and continues to expand and entrench because (1) 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 generally have not competed effectively in the online divorce market.
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 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, more cost-effective unbundled services, such as document review, various virtual legal services techniques, 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 lowest $300 price. Instead, you can distinguish your much more valuable local licensed service and re-capture your local uncontested divorce market at an unbundled fee at or MODERATELY higher than $300. 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 Apply Here buttons.
Online Divorce PRO Solutions For Legal Document Assistants
Online Divorce PRO is a suite of uncontested divorce tools developed for California LDA’s who wish to fight back and recover local uncontested divorce business from slick, unqualified, out-of-state online divorce mills.
Online Divorce PRO service includes two components: (1) our lead and phone call generation service; and (2) our cloud-based divorce software that gathers case data from your empowered client and downloads all completed state and local county uncontested divorce docs to your Internet-connected device, ready to be printed, signed and dated and filed at court.
So forget handing your client the dreaded divorce questionnaire. 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 online divorce portal and completes our user-friendly 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 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 data and re-downloads 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 white-label. Everything appears to your client as proprietary to you.
Check our basic training video:
Please review Online Divorce PRO service benefits below and drop us a line at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-PETEROH or click one of the Apply Here buttons.
|Features||Online Divorce PRO||Notes|
|Cost Per Form Lead:||$20||This is for a consumer completed form fill generated by our digital marketing outreach and forwarded to your designated email address in real time. Lead generation service is available subject to prior subscription.|
|Cost Per Phone Lead:||$40||This is for a 30+ second consumer phone call answered at your office on 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 at no additional cost.|
|Cost Per Uncontested Divorce Account Opened:||$30||This is for each Online Divorce PRO client account you create. You will, of course, get paid by your client before you create each client account.|
|Monthly Minimum Cost:||$0||If you don't receive any leads or create any online divorce accounts, there is no cost to you.|
|Ups or Extras:||monthly flat fee for premium client login portal, e.g. https://los-angeles.onlinedivorce.pro||Provides pure white label service. 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. Inquire about the cost of a premium geo-localized landing page and client login.|
|Includes Online Divorce PRO's Document Preparation Service||You are not required to use the doc prep service. You can just pay for leads and calls; Inversely. You are not required to sign up for leads - just use the doc-prep service.|
|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:|
|LDA Control Panel - case tracking and review/editing of all data:|
|You Control All Downloads:|
|You Create Each Client Account 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.|
|Your Client Login for Online Divorce PRO Doc Prep:||https://california.onlinedivorce.pro||Unless you lease a premium geo-localized landing page and client login portal as above.|
|Includes Our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Digital Marketing Service:||No additional costs.|
|Sources of Your Paying Cases:||Your existing marketing outreach - traditional and/or digital; pay-per-click (PPC) or organic (SEO); Our SEO and digital marketing service.||You can use Online Divorce PRO white-label document preparation for cases generated by your own existing marketing outreach.|
|Will Not Be Oversold||One local LDA per MOST Superior Court locations|
About Our CEO
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 41 years. Yes, we do joke that divorce has kept us together. Voracious reader. Avid cyclist. Still runs 3 miles in 27 minutes.
See What Online Divorce PRO Software Looks Like
We’ve set up 2 sandbox accounts for you to play around in. You can log in to 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. The other sandbox account is set up at the Online Divorce PRO Pro service level, which is also white-label but more customized and uses a premium domain, such as https://yourtown.onlinedivorce.pro.
SELECT FROM THE 2 SANDBOX ACCOUNTS BELOW
|Service Level||User ID||Client Password||LDA Password||Client Login Page||LDA Login Page|