In this challenging economic environment, we realize that not everyone can afford the cost of legal representation. Also, we realize that there are some people who have a divorce matter that is very simple and they may not wish to retain an attorney to represent them in their legal matter.
For these reasons, we are compiling and preparing a number of self-help guides designed to take you step-by-step through the various processes of a typical family law matter from divorce to final judgment. We have also prepared guides for post-judgment motions. All of our guides include the Judicial Council forms you will need to move your case forward.
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Many people cannot afford to retain an attorney to begin their divorce or legal separation cases in California or to file motions or finalize the case once it has been started. To address this need, our law firm has compiled guides from a variety of sources and our own professional experiences to provide an affordable self-help alternative for people who want to handle their own family law matters.
Each of these guides is available in a .pdf file format, and includes all the Judicial Council forms you need to begin or respond to your action. They are available for purchase via PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to make the purchase; credit cards and debit cards are accepted.
A line-by line guide to completing your financial disclosure forms.
This guide will help you prepare your financial disclosures which are mandatory in a California divorce or legal separation case. The Judicial Council forms you will need are included in this guide, including the Income and Expense Declaration and the Schedule of Assets and Debts. 27 pages. (After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your guide.)
A line-by line guide to completing your California Income and Expense Declaration form, FL-150
This guide will help you prepare and file your Income and Expense Declaration, used in California divorce, legal separation, and other cases for purposes of determining support or ability to pay attorney’s fees. The Judicial Council form you will need is included in this guide. 12 pages. (After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your guide.)
(For Marriage or Domestic Partnership)
This guide will help you open a California court case to end your marriage or domestic partnership through a divorce (dissolution), or annulment (nullity), as well as help you file for legal separation. The Judicial Council forms you will need are included in this guide. 56 pages. (After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your guide.)