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333 University Avenue, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 517-8146 (O)

Sacramento LDA legal service specializing in divorce and child custody

Sacramento LDA legal service specializing in divorce and child custody

Sacramento LDA legal service specializing in divorce and child custodySacramento LDA legal service specializing in divorce and child custody

Divorce, Child Custody, Paternity and MORE...

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Family Law Legal Resources

- Family Law Facilitators Office (Sacramento Superior Court- William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse )

Address: 3400 Power Inn Road, Sacramento, CA 95826

Telephone Number: (916) 875-3400

Website: www.saccourt.ca.gov

Provides assistance with form completion, procedural instructions, service of documents, and referrals for family pro per litigants (individuals representing themselves) involving cases of divorce, legal separation, domestic partnership, annulment, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, guardianship and more.   


- Sacramento County Public Law Library

Address: 609 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Telephone Number: (916) 874-6012

Website: www.saclaw.org

Provides free public access to legal information in Sacramento County.

Programs offered include a free 20-minute consultation to assist individuals with legal issues. 


- Legal Services of Northern California 

Address:  515 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Telephone Number: (916) 551-2150

Website: www.lsnc.net

Provides a voluntary program for private attorneys serving low-income clients in Sacramento County for cases involving family law, civil law and more.

 

What does a Legal Document Assistant do?

Also known as a Legal Document Preparer, a Legal Document Assistant is an experienced professional who is authorized (licensed AND bonded) to prepare legal documents for a client, but only at the direction of the client. The Legal Document Assistant is there to assist the “self-help” client when handling their own legal matters without the cost of an attorney.  


Legal Document Assistants can file and serve legal forms and documents as the client directs them to. Legal Document Assistants are unable to provide legal advice. An attorney is needed if the client is in need of legal advice.  


A Legal Document Assistant can also provide you general published factual legal information that has been written or approved by an attorney, to help you represent yourself. 

Paralegals vs. Legal Document Assistants

A Legal Document Assistant (LDA) is a non-lawyer authorized to prepare legal documents for people representing themselves in legal matters. Paralegals or Legal Assistants, complete legal work ONLY under the direct supervision of an attorney.

Hiring a Legal Document Assistant - Be Informed

Before hiring a Legal Document Assistant to complete your legal work, be sure to ask the Legal Document Assistant for their "LDA" license. 


It is important that whomever you hire to complete and/or prepare your legal work is properly licensed AND bonded in the county and state of which they practice. It is the duty of the Legal Document Assistant to have their license on hand for when a client asks for it. 


It is not recommended to hire someone to complete legal paperwork whom is not properly licensed and bonded. Refer to www.leginfo.legislature.ca.gov for California Business and Professions Code  §6402- §6407 for complete information.