Frequently Asked Questions

Where are eFile Expert’s services available?

Currently, our services are available in all 58 counties of California.

I’m proceeding without an attorney (pro per/pro se). Can you help me?

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist pro per or pro se parties. If you are proceeding individually, please choose another service. If you have an attorney, please have them register an account with us.

Which courts accept e-filing?

In California, new courts accept e-filing every month. eFile Expert is available for e-filing in all eligible counties and our staff works in-person at locations that don’t e-file.

I need hundreds of forms filed this week. Can you help with that?

Our website is built to file large batches of documents all at once. By filing in large quantities like this, we both save time and effort at no added cost to you.

What are the prices for each service?

See each service page for price details: E-Filing and In-Person Filings, Process Service, or Locate Search.

How long does a court filing take?

This depends upon the court and the courts availability. 

How long does e-filing take?

eFile Expert completes all electronic filing assignments the same business day as requested.

How long does it take to locate a person or business?

Normally 24-48 hours.

What is the cut-off time for an e-filing?

4 PM PST business days.

What is the cut-off time for an in-person filing?

2 PM PST business days.

When do I get a conformed copy of an an e-filing?

We will send it to you as soon as it’s available from the court.

How do I get a conformed copy of an in-person filing?

We will send it to you as soon as it’s available from the court.

How many attempts will you make at the address I provide?

We will make 3 attempts at process service regardless of the speed of service (same-day, next-day, or standard).

Do you provide a Proof of Service or Proof of Non-Service?

Yes, we will transmit it to you electronically.

What happens if the address is incorrect for process service?

eFile Expert offers locate searches to find the most up-to-date address for service.

What forms of payment are accepted?

A check or credit card is required.

Will eFile Expert automatically deliver a courtesy copy when required by the court?

No, this has to be requested by you.

Are you available after hours?


How can I get a status update during my assignment?

Click here to request a status update. Please have your work order number ready when submitting your request. 

How can I place an order?

Create an AccountLogin, Input Any Necessary Information, and Upload the Documents.

How do I set up an account with eFile Expert?

Click here to create an account and gain full access to our legal services. 

Can you tell me what documents to file?

Our service is for filing only; we are not attorneys and cannot advise you on what forms to use or how to draft them.


Note: Prices are subject to change based on various conditions.

*Additional court filing fees or surcharges may apply. Contact us for more information about county surcharges in your area. Advanced fees will be billed as incurred. There is an additional 10% fee for all advance costs.  We bill for any shipping and handling fees as incurred.