When it comes to legal matters, we should all have the opportunity to be exposed to valuable resources that give everyone the chance to make an educated decision, a decision that we can be sure not to look back on and regret, or say, “I would have done it differently had I known.” But navigating the legal system can be tricky, especially if you want to represent yourself. Luckily, with some proper planning and a little help, self-representation is still an available option with many benefits.
Legal Document Assistants, also known as LDAs, have an education background in Paralegal Studies and are available to the public. Most people already know what they want, and simply need someone experienced with the legal system to help them locate the correct forms, fill them out properly, and follow the correct procedure for filing or recording the documents.
LDAs are often trained in many areas, and frequently specialize in multiple fields. This means that your LDA may be able to help you prepare your documents for: divorce and other “family law” matters, annulments, bankruptcy, child support, child custody, deeds, unlawful detainer/eviction, typing documents, visitation, resumes, small claims, name changes and many more!
If you do not know your legal rights in a situation, chances are highly likely that you may need to see an Attorney. However, if you already have decided on a course of action, but are just uncertain about how to fill out the paperwork, you may contact your own personal LDA. In many cases, one visit will usually be sufficient for you to be able to handle most matters. LDAs can also provide you with top-quality legal typing assistance.
It is crucial that upon choosing the right Legal Document Assistant, you consider these factors: experience; knowledge of current laws; and an education background or degree in Paralegal Studies. These three elements will assure you that your paperwork is filed correctly within the court. Still not sure if you need an LDA? Contact a professional today for a consultation to determine your needs.
Ciara Roseborough, Legal Doc Preparer