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About Family Law Paralegal Services

The paralegal cannot provide legal advice. In the State of California, in order for a paralegal (us) to assist a member of the general public (you), they are required to be supervised by an attorney. A supervising attorney will represent you in a limited capacity for the sole purpose of providing legal advice and to supervise your document preparation, as well as final review of all documents to be submitted to the court.

The documents are completed in your name as a self-representing party and you would make any court appearances should that become necessary. The attorney's name does not appear on your documents. When you come in for your initial consultation with Family Law Paralegal Services, you will meet with one of our paralegals and very briefly with a Certified Family Law Specialist (family law attorney), who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns about your divorce, then offer you legal advice. The attorney instructs Family Law Paralegal Services how to proceed in your divorce, and we take it from there.


By combining attorney oversight with paralegal work on your divorce, Family Law Paralegal Services has combined the best of both worlds to benefit you, the self-represented litigant:

  • PEACE OF MIND knowing your questions have been answered by a family law attorney with your best interests in mind.
  • CONFIDENCE knowing that your documents have been properly prepared by a qualified paralegal and reviewed by a family law attorney.
  • RELIEF from high attorney fees.
  • UNDERSTANDING of your rights in your divorce.
  • SATISFACTION knowing you have a team of professionals with on your side.

Uncontested Matter - No Minor Children (Both parties agree to all the terms of the divorce.
Includes moving papers, disclosure documents, and stipulated judgment.)



Uncontested Matter - With Minor Children



Moving Papers Only - No Minor Children (Petition, Summons, etc.)



Moving Papers Only - With Minor Children



File Setup Fee (on all new cases)



Request for Order Hearing (AKA OSC)



Please complete the Intake Sheet in its entirety and provide it to the paralegal 24 hours in advance of your scheduled meeting.  At the end of the document please insert any legal questions or concerns you would like the attorney to specifically address at your meeting. 

Additionally, and prior to your first meeting, please provide our office with your last two months' pay stubs, last filed personal tax return, the prior year-end W-2 Form and 1099-MISC Income statement, and any prior court orders concerning your matter.  If you are self-employed or have an ownership interest in a business, please also provide your last year-end and current year-to-date profit and loss statements. 

You can either scan your documents to us via email to info@abaparalegal.com, or fax it to (858)748-2681.  This will allow the attorney and paralegal to review your documents before you arrive so that they can run support calculations at your meeting allowing the attorney to fully advise you on the issues of support and other matters.  It has been our experience that this is a significant cost savings to you to provide this information in advance of your initial meeting.

Please complete the online interview sheet here.


ABA Certified

Nearly 30 Years of Dedicated Family Law Experience

Mission Statement

To provide high-quality, affordable and timely San Diego paralegal divorce support services to self-represented litigants with professionalism and a genuine respect for the client and the law. To strive to meet or exceed the client's expectations in all aspects of the client's divorce, including custody, child and/or spousal support, and all other dissolution matters.

Current Member

San Diego County Bar Association

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Family Law Paralegal Services are experienced professionals to help you through your divorce.

We offer a complete, cost-effective solution to the complex maze that divorce can sometimes be. Please call on us today.

Family Law Paralegal Services serves the following San Diego County communities:

Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Descanso, Escondido, El Cajon, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Hillcrest, Imperial Beach, Jamul, Julian, La Mesa, La Jolla, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Linda Vista, Mira Mesa, Miramar, Mission Valley, National City, North Park, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Palomar Mountain, Pine Valley, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Spring Valley, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley, Valley Center, Vista, Warner Springs