Licensed And Bonded Divorce Legal Service | Santa Clarita
I know I have commented on it before, but it is worth mentioning again. When looking for an affordable divorce legal service to prepare your divorce paperwork, make sure that you are using a licensed and bonded legal document assistant firm.
Many times, when people call me, they indicate that they have spoke to a “paralegal” who says they can help them at a lower cost.
The first thing I make sure to advise them is that it is against the law for a “Paralegal” to perform any legal services directly to consumers. The only work a Paralegal can do is work they do while employed by an attorney. A Paralegal cannot legally have you as a client nor perform work outside of a law office.
There are many paralegals, referred to as “Rogue Paralegals” that operate illegally by doing side work. They are operating outside the law by doing this.
There are many licensing requirements to become a licensed and bonded legal document preparation service. First, you have to meet their educational requirements. Second, you have to have meet their experience guidelines. And finally, you have to be able to be bonded.
You can only assume that if a Paralegal is not licensed as a LDA then they must not meet one of the above requirements. These requirements are there to ensure that you receive quality service from a reputable company.
The California Association of Legal Document Assistants (CALDA) reports that there are only 750 registered LDA’s in all of California. The majority of which are in Los Angeles County, estimated at 600.
So when you are calling around, trying to find help to prepare your divorce paperwork, make sure you are using a licensed and bonded legal document assistant.
And remember. You get what you pay for. You certainly don’t want to cut corners when it comes to preparing your divorce paperwork.
For more information about our licensed and bonded divorce legal service, please give us a call. We are located in Santa Clarita, CA and can help you all across Los Angeles County.