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San Ramon, California 94583

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Ready to handle your divorce on your own? Great. We created My Virtual Divorce for people just like you. Many people choose to do their own divorces. Sometimes by desire, but most times by necessity. Divorce in California involves a series of steps that must be completed if you are to return to the status of a single person. Step One: Gather your information. To get divorced you are going to need quite a bit of financial information along with the date that you got married, the date that you got separated. Paperwork that you will commonly need includes (but is not...

Many people are wary or concerned about the possibility of having to go to court and talk to a judge.  It can seem like a scary process, especially when you do not have much (or bad) experience with the court system. In California, your divorce does not necessarily require you go to court, especially when it is uncontested or you have an agreement already with your spouse.  However, you do have very specific documents and forms that need to be filed with the court within certain timelines in order to keep the divorce process moving along. If, at some point in the...

If you are trying to do your own divorce, you are going to find a lot of companies that will cheaply assist you with what is known as an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is one where you and your spouse can agree on all of the issues that must be decided in order for you to get a final and complete divorce judgment (also known as a divorce decree). When a legal form company offers to help you with an uncontested divorce, it strictly means one where you and your spouse reach all your agreements without assistance. All the form...

In California when parents cannot agree on custody and need the assistance of the court, they must attend Child Custody Recommending Counseling (often abbreviated as CCRC) or Mediation. Typically, the counselor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Social Worker, or a Psychologist with a background in child development and attachment. Many people think this is a useless step and believe that when they get to the Judge, the Judge will hear each party's side and pick the better parent of the two. The truth is that Child Custody Recommending Counseling is probably the most important part in a...

California is one of several states that has a waiting period before a divorce is finalized. Once you file your divorce petition, your divorce cannot legally be finalized until 6 months from the date that you serve the petition for divorce on your spouse. Oftentimes, it can take longer than 6 months to get all of the paperwork correctly filed and for the judge to sign off on the final judgment documents. What does that mean for getting on with your life? Well, you cannot get married again before the final judgment is signed. Also, you are likely tied to your...

In California, it is estimated that 80% of people in family court are self-represented. In response to the overwhelming number of people who cannot afford legal representation, the Court system has implemented services such as self-help and website tutorials to help move the unrepresented population through the divorce process. Unfortunately, budgets are limited and the need for help greatly exceeds the resources the courts can provide. Self-help lines are long and are only available during business hours during the week. Who can afford to miss a day of work to stand in line to be given a few minutes of direction...

Getting a divorce is a very big decision. Divorce significantly impacts you emotionally, financially, and physically. The process can be time consuming and expensive. Before you decide it is over, you may want to consider alternatives to divorce, such as individual and marriage counseling. Once you have considered alternatives and decided that divorce is the way you want to go, there are some practical questions that you should ask yourself. Marriage is more than just an emotional tie to someone and it is often the practical aspects of marriage that are overlooked in the decision of whether to leave a marriage. Some...