Very unprofessional service!
After going through a rough marriage, I decided to make an end to the relationship. I tried to get a good lawyer by making a search online. But the searching procedure, lands me into a website that claims to provide divorce paperwork online. Going by their claims, I fall as a victim to their ploy. On the site, they claimed to only need 24 hours for getting the online papers. I pay a good amount of fees. But ended up having the trouble of long waiting. After, a long mail communication, finally I got my papers--a good 7 days later.
That is too bad, Joe! You didn't mention which service you used, and I am sure it wasn't one of the online divorce paperwork companies I recommend. For instance, Rocketlawyer, Legalzoom, 3StepDivorce.com, and a few others have a great reputation for customer service and customer satisfaction. You can go to the page that reviews these companies at http://www.real-divorce.com/divorceformreviews.html and see the five companies for yourself.
Of these, Legalzoom is the only one that completes the forms for you, however, I know they tell you up front the timeline. The other four are all DIY legal forms for divorce, so the timeline is one the person completing the forms.
You shouldn't cheat yourself on your divorce papers! Choose a quality company (and I've reviewed dozens and dozens and only five have landed on my site--there are reasons why I recommend them) and you'll be better off.
I hope your post-divorce will be uneventful. If in the future you need help with legal forms, you can always do them yourself--pro se, but it is helpful to have attorney prepared forms on hand, as with Rocketlawyer.
Also, the best way to get answers online about divorce questions is to ask real attorneys. You can do this on many pages,for instance on any state page or on our attorney page. It's totally free, and attorneys will email you responses directly.
Best of luck to you, and if you have any further questions, come back!
Jennifer here, letting you know that you can ask any legal question online for free using Avvo. It's a great service that I am happy to recommend, and I don't even get paid for telling you this! You will see this box on EVERY page of the Real-Divorce site because that's how important it is!