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Divorce Paralegal Services
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Most divorces can be amicable and there is no need to hire expensive attorneys, in fact, most people hire a divorce paralegal to Save Money and make the process of getting a divorce a lot less painless. Paralegals can work independently from an attorney and can assist you with the basic matters of a divorce. Paralegals typically charge less than divorce attorneys.

The Divorce Process

Here is a general overview of how a divorce with children works. Note that each state has different processes and uses different terminology for child custody and visitation. As a paralegal service provider, we can provide document preparation services for both divorce and separation.
  1. Divorce petition: Custody and child support are part of your application for divorce (your application to start your divorce proceedings).
  2. Emergency Commands: If your children are harmed, you can ask the judge for an emergency hearing and for restraining orders to protect your children.
  3. Divorce Agreement: If you have sole custody of your child, you can include it in your divorce settlement and ask the court for approval. A judge will ensure that it is in your children’s best interests. You must make decisions on everything from who your child will live with to decisions about schooling and health care.
  4. Mediation: Some states and counties require parents to participate in mediation for custody and visitation. During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a neutral mediator who will help you reach an agreement on custody/parenting plans/visiting.
  5. Court hearings: If mediation is unsuccessful or unnecessary and you cannot reach an agreement on your own, your case will come to a hearing before a judge. You have the opportunity to present your page. The judge can ask mental health professionals to consider what’s best for your child, and can even appoint a guardian adjudicator to represent your child’s best interests. You may have numerous hearings during your divorce. If it takes a while to get the final custody decision, the court will issue custody orders and child support orders that you and your spouse must comply with.
  6. Divorce decree/divorce decree: The judge will make a final decision about your divorce, including orders for custody, parental leave/visit, and child support.
  7. Appeals and Amendments to the Divorce Decree: If you disagree with the court order, there are ways to appeal the decision. If there are significant changes in your life that affect custody or child support, you can ask the court to change the order by filing (with the court) an application for a change in child support or child support.
Can I get an amicable divorce if I have children? You can divorce amicably with children if you and your ex agree on the following:
  • The physical retention percentage (usually 50/50)
  • Parental leave (does one parent have children on weekends or certain public holidays?)
  • Parental responsibilities (driving to school activities, vacations, buying clothes, paying for insurance or cell phones, etc.)
  • Who makes the big decisions (school, health, religion, etc.)
  • Child Support Payments and Payment Schedule
  • You must also agree on all other divorce issues such as the division of assets and alimony.
Agreeing on these issues at such a difficult time is not easy. It may take some “off the record” negotiations to reach an agreement. Once you both agree to the agreement, you can skip the argument in court or mediation and make the plan official. Because there are so many details to consider when it comes to child custody, many people choose to have their divorce settlements reviewed by attorneys before taking them to court. This is called a restricted-scope representation. Can I appeal court orders if I have children? Most judges are open to appeals regarding child support payments, changes in your financial situation, insecure home situations, or finding more or less time with your children. A lawyer can show you how best to approach these matters and how your situation is likely to turn out. It’s hard to predict what life will be like after divorce, so it’s common for parents to renegotiate child support and custody when life changes. The arrangement that made sense for your preschooler will likely need to change when they turn 16, want a car, and need auto insurance. Divorce paralegal services fall within the category of family law.

Common divorce issues our paralegal team services

Divorce - children

To end a marriage in which at least one minor child has been born, you must file a Petition for Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage in the county in which either you or your spouse reside.

Divorce - no children

You are the Petitioner without Children if you are beginning the divorce process before your spouse and you do not have minor children living at home.

divorce response

To respond to divorce or legal separation papers (a Petition), your first step is to fill out a Response form. This tells the court how you want things like custody of children, property, and support handled.

divorce amendment

In California, the family court has the discretion to allow the petitioning party to amend their pleadings to correct a mistake. In order to receive this approval from the family court, the party seeking to amend his/her pleadings must first file a Request for Order (Motion) to file a second-amended pleading.

Child Custody

Legal custody refers to the legal authority to make major decisions on behalf of your child.

Sole physical custody: With sole physical custody, the child physically resides at one location.

Joint physical custody: This form of child custody is also called “shared custody,” “shared parenting,” or “dual residence.”

Child Support

Child support (or child maintenance) is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child (or parent, caregiver, guardian, or state) following the end of a marriage or other similar relationship. Child maintenance is paid directly or indirectly by an obligor to an obligee for the care and support of children of a relationship that has been terminated, or in some cases never existed.

legal separation

California is one of the states that allow married couples to legally separate. A legal separation is an official court order from the state where you and your partner live apart and carry on your lives separately.

marital settlement

Allows divorcing spouses to document their decisions for alimony, child support, child custody, and the division of jointly-owned assets and debt.

So, How Can Our Paralegal Services Help You Today?

You may be nervous about calling a paralegal or an attorney. Some people are fearful of the high costs of an attorney, others are fearful of the amount of work they will need to do. While your experience is unique to you we have seen and heard almost everything in our 20 years of experience. There is no cost associated with a consultation and we will assure you, “everything will be okay”. Our paralegal services are tailored to your wants or needs and will save you time and money.

  1. Our costs are upfront, not per hour. You won’t get deep into your situation and continue to shell out money every time we meet.
  2. We are all individuals, everyone’s case is unique, and we will treat you and your situation as such.
  3. Our team is trusted by thousands of clients and our solid reputation has been earned through great service.
  4. We can come to you, or you can come to us. We have multiple locations throughout California.
  5. Put the power of our experienced paralegal team on your side, today.
  6. Don’t risk learning the law by making mistakes. It can be even more costly than paying an attorney.
  7. We offer a no-obligation consultation.

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Why CA Paralegal Services Is right For You?

CA Paralegal Services Janet O'Neal Orange County Fresno

CA Paralegal Services was founded on the belief that the needs of our customers are of the utmost importance. We seek first to understand you, our client, and provide excellent service. We have locations in Orange County, Central California (Fresno region), with services available throughout the state. Our mission is to be the premier paralegal firm in California for our client’s property, business law and family law needs.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange your strategy call, please feel free to contact us by phone or email. To speak to one of our paralegals today, contact us at (833) 500-2009.

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The Irvine Paralegal team was very informative and attentive, they were very patient and knowledgeable. I appreciate the time & energy they spent working with me! I am so pleased with the final product, words can not express my gratitude! Thanks everyone you're the best!!!

Betty V.

Irvine, CA

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The paralegal team was fast, helpful and got the job done! I have and will continue to use them moving forward. They completed exactly what I requested on time and at the price they quoted me! They’ve earned my business! Janet made my process simple, easy, and perfect! I will use them moving forward.

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Fullerton, CA

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Janet and her team were exceptional! Through their comprehensive explanation of the process and what to expect, to the diligent communication, and their desire to help through what should have been a difficult divorce process, I couldn’t have asked for a better team in my corner! Five stars and I would recommend to anyone!


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Huntington Beach, CA

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Our Paralegal Team Will Save You Time and Money!

Common Questions About Using A Paralegal

Paralegals draft and prepare legal documents. These include case files, pleadings, and other documents that are necessary in legal cases.

  • Research
  • Case Preparation
  • Document
  • Management
  • Courtroom and Legal Proceedings Assistance
  • Communication and Coordination

The duties of a paralegal encompass a variety of tasks that are focused on providing the right information in legal proceedings, actions, hearings, and trials so you are prepared.

Less Money: Paralegals cost much less than lawyers. Paralegals will quote a price before starting work. Attorneys more money by billing each minute they work with you. Why spend more money than you have to?

Faster Results: Paralegals will complete the required documents and submit them, whereas attorneys can take much longer for the same process because they have an incentive to stretch it out.
  1. Look for an established paralegal business.
  2. Ask about the paralegal’s experience: length and breadth of experience.
  3. Look for professional certifications & recognition.
  4. Read reviews of satisfied customers.
  5. Most importantly: Call and ask questions. A good paralegal will answer your questions with ease & confidence. We are happy to answer all your questions. Call us: 833-500-2009.

We perform paralegal services for clients throughout California. We have active offices in Fresno and Irvine with satellite offices in Clovis, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach (Corona Del Mar).

Most of the work we perform can be done via phone and email. If needed for document signing that needs to be done in person we can come to you or you can come to our office (your choice).

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Orange County Paralegal Office
2070 Business Center Dr
Suite 140
Irvine, CA 92612

Fresno Paralegal Office
7171 N. Millbrook Avenue
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720

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Huntington Beach Paralegal Services
17011 Beach Blvd.
Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(949) 432-4700

Fullerton Paralegal Services
112 E Amerige Ave
Suite 108
Fullerton, CA 92832
(949) 432-4700

Newport Beach Paralegal Services
2333 East Coast Hwy
Suite C
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 432-4700

Clovis Paralegal Services
55 Shaw Ave #115
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 323-9400

Madera Paralegal Services
110 N “D” Street
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 323-9400

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When to use a paralegal

  • Legally prepare divorce forms for you.
  • Instruct where divorce paperwork needs to be filed.
  • Tell you how to serve divorce forms to your spouse.
  • Assist you in filling out state-specific forms for modifying child support or alimony.

A Paralegal can not give legal advice or go to court and advocate for you the same way a divorce attorney will. The cost for a paralegal is usually less than an attorney. Most attorneys use divorce paralegals to perform the work.

Paralegal Services Include:

  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Mediation
    • Adoption
    • Restraining Orders
  • Estate Planning
    • Trusts
    • Wills
    • Probate
    • Deeds
  • Business Law
    • Incorporation
    • Mediation
    • Business filings

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