FAMILY LAW DOCUMENTS

LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANTS

 

SACRAMENTO – PLACER – YOLO – YUBA
Serving Throughout California

All pricing below does not include Notary Fees $15 per signature (if Applicable) and Court Filing Fees (which may be waived in certain fianancial circumstances) and are currently as follows: 1st Time Filing Fee: $435 (New Case Filings) If there is an Existing Case No: ($60 Modification or Motion fee / $20 Stipulation Fee.

PARALEGAL SERVICES

Uncontested Divorce

 No Children / No Assets / No Debts (Default Divorce)

$299

Divorce Filing w/ Motion or TO / EO

Divorce filing with Motion for Child Custody/ Visitation/ Child Support or Spousal Support, Temporary / Emergency Orders etc.

$549

Child Custody - Child Support

 Initial Filing or Modification

$299

Modify Stipulation Agreement

Does Not Include Notary Fees.

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$360

Garnishment

Spousal or Child Support Garnishment.

$199

Limited Conservatorship

A guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age. A person under conservatorship is a “conservatee,” a term that can refer to an adult.

$710

Uncontested Divorce w/ Assets, etc.

Uncontested Divorce with Assets, Debts, Support (Default Divorce)

Not Recommended with Real Property

$549

Contested Divorce

Initial Filing with Children / Assets / Debts (With No Agreement / Default Divorce)

$549

Family Law Motion or Modification

Child Support Arrears Motion with Interest Calculation, Spousal Support Motion, Child Support Motion, Child Custody Visitation Motion or Modification.

$349-$379

Spousal Support

Initial Filing or Modification

$249

Domestic Violence Restraining Order

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with.  You can ask for a domestic violence restraining order if a person has abused (or threatened to abuse) you, and you have a close relationship with that person.

$249

Adoption

 Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person’s biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.

$710

Uncontested Divorce w/ Agreement or MSA

With Assets / Property, Debts, Children, Support, Retirement. (Pricing depends on amount and complexity of issues.

$649-899

Modification of Previously Filed Stipulation / MSA

Child Support, Spousal Support, Child Custody, or Visitation.

$349-$399

Child Custody, Visitation, & Support

Petition to Establish Parental Relationship. (When parties were Not Married.) Requires 1st Time Filing Fee and Motion Filing Fee.

$399

Income With Holding Orders

Child Support / Spousal Support

$199

Guardianship of Minor

 A guardianship establishes a legal relationship between a child and an adult who isn’t the child’s parent, but it does not end the legal relationship between the child and the child’s biological parents.

$699

BREAKDOWN OF LEGAL DIVORCE PARALEGAL TERMS

What Is A Contested Divorce?

 

A 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?

 

A 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 visit California Department of Child Support Services website to utilize their Guideline Calculator to determine how much child support you should be paying: http://www.childsup.ca.gov/resources/calculatechild

support/tabid/114/default.aspx

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.

PARALEGAL VS. LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANT

PARALEGAL VS. LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANT

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.

Legal Document Assistant (LDA)

A Legal Document Assistant (LDA)  is someone who can be contracted by the general public and consumers to prepare legal documents. Every LDA should be registered and bonded in the county they live in.

Differences and Similarities

Legal Document Assistants prepare legal documents and handle court filings just the same as paralegals. However neither are attorneys and cannot represent you in court.

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