• The document preparation services that you require will be tailored to your specific needs

    also known as Family Legal Document Services, has been in business for more than 8 years!

  • We are an independently owned legal document preparation service

    Our purpose is helping clients represent themselves. By doing so, clients usually save 50-70% of the typical fees and costs.

  • We can assist you with document preparation

    Family law, divorce, child custody, small claims, estate planning, landlord-tenant matters, and so much more!

You can rest assured that whatever your need may be, California Document Assistants

What Is A Legal Document Assistant (LDA)?

We were formerly known as Paralegals, or Independent Paralegals. As of January 2000, Independent Paralegals had a Name Change to Legal Document Assistant requiring that we be registered with the county in which we do business and carry a bond of at least $25,000, as well as meet requirements for educational and/or practical experience all for the protection of you, the client. We cannot give you legal advice nor inform you of your legal rights.

If you have specific legal questions, and/or want and need to be informed of your legal rights with regard to divorce, child custody, child or spousal support, and/or property division, you should consult with an attorney for advice.

What Does An LDA Do?

An LDA is an experienced professional who is authorized to prepare legal documents for a client, but only at the direction of the client. In other words, an LDA is there to assist the “self-help” client handle their own legal matters without the cost of an attorney. Since even the best legal, self-help books can be confusing and overwhelming, your LDA can provide invaluable assistance with routine legal tasks, such as typing and filing the paperwork for uncontested divorces, bankruptcies, wills, and many other types of documents. Again, because an LDA is forbidden to practice law of any sort, they cannot make suggestions as to what the client needs done for a particular matter, or what forms that the client must file with the state or the other party to the action.

A Legal Document Assistant is an invaluable resource for your legal matter. Many, if not all, legal forms are very confusing; incorrectly filled out forms will delay your case, possibly for a long time. An experienced LDA can help you avoid the pitfalls and also make sure every important detail on a form is accounted for. This alone makes them the best choice for your self-help legal endeavours.

Legal Document Services

Family Law

Adoption, Child Custody, Divorce, Guardianship, Requests for Orders.

Business Formation

Starting a business correctly is key to success.

Estate Planning

Living Trusts, Wills, and a peace of mind.


Dealing with delinquent tenants doesn’t have to be difficult.

Restraining Orders

Support in your times of need.

Small Claims Court

Our clients receive the best document support possible.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Simple filing done correctly.

Criminal Expungements

We help you clear your name.

Name Changes

Need a new name? We can help.


California Document Assistants


California Document Assistants
1710 N. Moorpark Rd., Ste 172
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

California Document Assistants


California Document Assistants
109 Pershing St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458


P.O. Box 2331
Nipomo, CA 93444
United States

Phone Numbers

Office: (805) 819-0619
Fax: (805) 819-0718

Making Payments

Payment By Mail

If you wish, you can pay by check or money order. Just mail your payment, along with a copy of your invoice to:

California Document Assistants
P.O. Box 2331
Nipomo, CA 93444

Payment By Credit Card

We now accept payments from all major credit cards. You can pay with a credit card by following a link on your invoice. We can also process credit card payments for you in person at one of our office locations.

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