Legal Document Assistants

DIVORCE

Price includes: preparing court documents, filing court documents, and serving the other party. All pricing is for an uncontested matter or default divorce. If the case becomes contested you can either represent yourself in court or you may hire an attorney within our cooperating attorney referral network. We include a Superior Court Credit Card Authorization Form, in your first set of documents for signature, so the court can charge your card upon filing your documents, unless you qualify for a fee waiver. Initial Case Fees: $435 Existing Case / Modification / Motion Fees: $60 Stipulation Fee: $20.


DIVORCE


Uncontested Divorce No Children No Assets

 

$395


Uncontested Divorce With Children Neither Spouse Owns Real Estate Or Retirement Benefits

 

$495


DIVORCE WITH ASSETS


Uncontested Divorce No Children And Assets Including Retirement Accounts As Separate Property ( No Stipulation Agreement)

 

$595


Uncontested Divorce With Children And Assets Including Retirement Accounts As Separate Property ( No Stipulation Agreement)

 

$695


Uncontested Divorce No Children With Assets Including Real Estate And / Or Retirement Accounts And Notarized Stipulation Agreement

 

$795


Uncontested Divorce With Children And Assets Including Real Estate And / Or Retirement Accounts And Notarized Stipulation Agreement

 

$895


CHILD CUSTODY  .  VISITATION  .  SUPPORT


Child Custody, Visitation, and Support

 

$495


Request To Modify Order Child Custody, Visitation, Support

 

$395


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Domestic Violence Restraining Order

 

$295

LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANT

 

VS PARALEGAL

REGISTERED AND BONDED

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 ABA Approved 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.

BREAKDOWN OF DIVORCE 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.

 

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.

 

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