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How We Work

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.

Family Law Paralegal Services will prepare all of your forms and attachments with your best interests in mind. An attorney will review all documents before they are filed with the court to ensure that the documents have been properly prepared. Your time with the attorney is minimal; the vast majority of your billable time is billed at our paralegal hourly rate of $85 per hour. Your brief initial consultation with the attorney and document review time is billed at $250 per hour by an attorney who is a certified family law specialist (a discounted rate compared to the standard San Diego attorney hourly rates of $300 - $450 per hour!).

At Family Law Paralegal Services, we do our best to keep your fees and costs down. We encourage email communications rather than telephone calls; we ask that you handle the service of your documents rather than using an expensive messenger service; we instruct you thoroughly in preparing first drafts of your disclosure documents; and we inform you if your divorce matter may need additional work.

Skype Calls

We also offer Skype meetings with the attorney and paralegal, if requested.

ABA Certified

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