What is the difference between an attorney and a legal document preparer?
An attorney can provide consumers with legal advice and represent them in their Court case. Lawyers typically require thousands of dollars in fees to begin working on your case. If you want to save thousands of dollars, you can choose to hire a certified legal document preparer.
A certified legal document preparer (CLDP) cannot represent a consumer, sign documents on their behalf, nor can they attend Court hearings on their behalf. However, a certified legal document preparer can complete legal documents requested by the consumer after explaining all available options. They can also arrange for legal documents to be filed with the Court and served on the other party. Document preparation and other services offered by legal document preparers are typically much less than what a lawyer charges for similar services.
Affordable Family Law is a certified legal document preparation company. We can help you achieve your legal goals for a fraction of the cost of hiring a lawyer. Contact us today to learn more.