Considering Paralegal-Assisted Divorce

While it is always advisable to obtain the services of an experienced divorce attorney if you are considering filing for divorce, for simple and uncontested divorce situations where both parties are ready to move forward quickly and are looking for a more cost-efficient method, a paralegal-assisted divorce supervised by my office could be a good option.

Under California law, it is illegal for a paralegal to contract with or be employed by any person other than an attorney to perform paralegal services. A paralegal may not select, explain, draft or recommend the use of any legal document, including judicial council forms, for any person other than the attorney who directly supervised the paralegal. (CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE §6450 (b)(6)). A paralegal legally cannot help you fill out forms and cannot represent you. However, for simple, fully uncontested cases with no court appearances, my office can provide attorney supervised paralegal assisted divorces at low cost to my clients.

Understanding Your Divorce Options

Every situation is different, so it is important to first consult with a lawyer to determine the best route for your divorce. As a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, I have helped many clients resolve their divorce issues efficiently and effectively. No matter how simple or complex your case is, I can help you figure out the best options for your divorce.

In some circumstances, it may seem as though your divorce will be straightforward. But then a closer look could show that you have business assets or that one or both spouses are in the military. These factors can make a divorce more complicated, and complications make it advisable to hire a skilled lawyer to handle your divorce.

A divorce lawyer can also represent you in mediation, which is a good option for couples who are seeking an uncontested divorce and are looking to resolve things quickly and amicably.

A paralegal-assisted divorce will mean no attorney will represent you. However, a trained and experienced paralegal under my supervision can help file all the necessary paperwork on your behalf at a more cost-effective rate.

I am here to help you determine the next best steps for you and your family, regardless of your decision. My goal is to help families throughout Vista and nearby areas with their family law issues.

Interested In A Low-Cost Divorce?

For more information, I invite you to contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation. You can call me toll free at 760-659-2257.