Legal Document Assistants, previously known as Independent Paralegals, came into the marketplace for many reasons, one of which is that many families cannot afford the high cost of hiring two attorneys for a divorce. LDA’s can help a couple end a marriage without hiring attorneys. If Husband and Wife can work together to end their marriage amicably, a divorce can be accomplished with far less expense than if two attorneys are hired for court hearings and the ensuing legal battle.
While some on-line services are available to provide blank divorce papers, ultimately someone will have to fill them out properly, then drive to the Family Law courthouse to file the papers. At the courthouse there will be a long line, and the clerk may or may not accept the papers depending upon whether all the correct forms have been filled out correctly.
Hiring attorneys will increase both the cost and the level of conflict in a divorce. Rather than be faced with either hiring expensive attorneys OR trying to do all the work yourself, an alternative is to hire an LDA to help you with the divorce at a reasonable cost.
DIY Divorce specializes in working with both Husband and Wife to create a Marital Settlement Agreement, which addresses all issues connected to the marriage and must be signed by both parties. The Marital Settlement Agreement is a contract that spells out the exact terms of the divorce.