Divorce Paralegal Near Me
Filing for divorce is often a difficult situation, both emotionally and legally. At Attorney Alternative, in Fresno, we understand the various complications that come with the divorce process. Many people might immediately seek out a divorce attorney to handle their affairs, but depending on the circumstances and level of complications of your divorce, you may be able to handle the proceedings yourself. If your divorce is fairly simple and uncontested, you can save a lot of time and money by working with an LDA paralegal rather than an attorney. Our professional LDA (Legal Document Assistant), Regina Martinez, has over 15 years of experience helping spouses get the appropriate legal paperwork they need to file and complete the divorce process.
Each state has different laws and regulations regarding divorce proceedings and, as such, may require varying types of documents. As our LDA has an exceptional understanding of California divorce laws, we can provide you with the specific paperwork that is needed for your situation, as well as which courts the documents need to be filed with.
Alimony Spousal Support is the legal obligation of one spouse to pay financial support to the other spouse after a divorce. As this agreement involves finances, taxes, and other legal complexities, it is best handled by an attorney. However, our LDA is licensed, bonded, and registered in Fresno County to provide the necessary legal documents you may need to start or revise an alimony agreement.
What is Child Support?
Child support is a payment that a noncustodial parent makes as a contribution to the costs of raising her or his child.
Obtaining a Child Support Order: You can seek a Request for Order through various legal venues such as divorce, legal separation, annulment, paternity, or a domestic violence restraining order. If the parties agree on a support amount, they can file a Stipulation and Order in their case without going through a formal hearing. If the parent seeking support is receiving public assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF), the local Department of Child Support Services will automatically start a child support case against the other parent. This agency will also have to approve any order for support in a divorce or legal separation proceeding, and they will collect your support for you.
Request for Order of Child Support: Through a Request for Order you can modify the terms of your child support agreement when there is a change in circumstances.
Divorce Without A Lawyer
Working with an LDA paralegal during a divorce can be incredibly helpful and an invaluable asset if you can’t afford an attorney. As a paralegal can not provide legal advice or represent you in court, an attorney may still be necessary. However, a paralegal’s in-depth knowledge and experience of the various laws within their state can be quite useful in providing you with a vast amount of information and all the legal documents you may need. If you need a divorce LDA paralegal in Fresno, California, call Attorney Alternative today and meet with our professional LDA, Regina Martinez.
Information provided through this site has been taken from self-help informational publications provided by the Court or other legal sources believed to be reliable. This information is general, published, factual information and should not be cited on or relied on as legal authority, nor should it be considered legal advice. It is always recommended that you seek legal advice from an attorney before filing any legal proceedings. Many attorneys offer free consultations. I am not an attorney, I can only provide self-help services at your specific direction.
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