Legal Document Assistants

DIVORCE

REGISTERED AND BONDED


LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANT, L.D.A.

VS PARALEGAL

 

Paralegal

A Paralegal is someone who works for and is supervised by an attorney. By law a paralegal cannot be contracted by someone other than an attorney, this includes the general public. The “Illegal Paralegal” is someone who is preparing documents for the general public and is not a Registered and Bonded Legal Document Assistant.

Legal Document Assistant, L.D.A.

Legal Document Assistant, LDA is a paralegal who registers at the county recorder’s office, as an LDA, and files a bond. A  Legal Document Assistant can be contracted by the general public and consumers to prepare legal documents at the client’s direction. An LDA has special training and certifications, such as graduating from an accredited Legal Assisting Program. They are also required to maintain continuing education credits.

Differences and Similarities

Legal Document Assistants are professionals that are legally able to prepare legal documents at the client’s direction. An LDA is able to prepare legal documents without the direct supervision of an attorney, unlike a Paralegal. However, neither an LDA or a Paralegal are attorneys and cannot represent you in court.

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FAMILY LAW SERVICES PRICE LIST

 

Price includes: preparing court documents, court filing service, and serving the other party. All pricing is for an uncontested default divorce. If the case becomes contested there will be additional legal costs and court fees to continue with our services. A separate contract price must be quoted after reviewing the Response of the other party. You may also hire an attorney to represent you in court, should your divorce become contested. We can also refer you to our cooperating attorney in our network. We email a Superior Court Credit Card Authorization Form, so they can charge your card $435, upon filing the first set of documents, unless you qualify for a fee waiver. Existing Case Fees: $60 Modification or Motion fee.  $20 Stipulation Fee. If applicable, Notary Fees: $15 per signature.


DIVORCE


Divorce No Children No Assets

$395



Including Real Estate or Retirement Benefits





CHILD CUSTODY & SUPPORT ORDERS


Child Custody

$395


Child Support

$395


Child Visitation

$395


Spousal Support

$395


Modify Child Custody

$295


Modify Child Support

$295


Garnishment

$295


Income Withholding Orders

$295


Conservatorship

$795


Adoption

$795


Guardianship Of Minor

$795


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Domestic Violence Restraining Order

$295

BREAKDOWN OF LEGAL DIVORCE PARALEGAL TERMS

 

What Is A Contested Divorce?

Contested Divorce is a type of divorce in which neither spouse can come to an agreement, whether it’s about the divorce itself (second thoughts), division of assets, child support/custody, or even spousal support/alimony. We help prepare the documents for your contested divorce and file them with your local court, or court of choosing.

 

What Is An Uncontested Divorce?

An Uncontested Divorce is a type of divorce in which the spouses agree on everything about the divorce, such as: division of assets, custody, alimony, etc. We help prepare the documents for your uncontested divorce and file them with your local court, or court of choosing.

 

What Is Spousal Support? (Alimony)

Spousal Support is a series of payments made to a ex-spouse according to a separation agreement or divorce decree. The reason for spousal support is to provide financial support for a spouse that has been financially dependent on the other for most of the marriage.

 

What Is Garnishment Of Wages? Why Might I Need It?

Garnishment of wages is when a court orders a portion of the spouses earnings to be withheld from their employer to then pay back the debt they owe the opposite spouse. If your spouse is not paying spousal support awarded to you, by the court, you may be able to garnish their wages.

 

What Is Child Support?

Child Support is an ongoing, periodic payment made by one spouse to the other for the financial benefit of the child following the end of a divorce. Child support can be a mutually agreed upon amount or it can be a specific amount that is demanded by the court. You can click the Child Support Calculator link below or visit California Department of Child Support Services website to utilize their Guideline Calculator to determine how much child support you should be paying.

 

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Sole Custody vs. Joint Custody

Sole Custody is when one spouse has exclusive physical and legal custody of the shared spouses child. With Sole Custody the other spouse can not have any responsibility over the child. Joint Custody is when an agreement for shared custody between spouses over said child has been made whether it be between spouses or court ordered. This agreement allows both parents to share custody and have time and legal responsibility over said child.

 

Example Schedules Custody & Visitation 50/50

 

Example Schedules Custody & Visitation 60/40 | 70/30 | 80/20

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