AFFORDABLE DIVORCE PARALEGAL
Arizona Legal Document Services, L.L.C. provides affordable divorce package rates. Our package price includes full service with a divorce paralegal at a low cost. We prepare your documents, file them with the Court, coordinate service, track the appropriate time periods, assist with scheduling hearings, and deliver to your assigned judge.
A court filing fee is required, which varies based on the county where you file your case. The filing fee may be deferred or waived, if you qualify. As part of our package rate, we provide an Acceptance of Service. A process server will be required if the other party refuses or fails to sign. If your case involves children, a parenting class will be ordered. Scroll down for additional information on the processes and costs.
You will work directly with a divorce paralegal to complete your case. The divorce paralegal is available by email and phone to answer your questions at no additional cost.
Kellie is the owner and designated principle of Arizona Legal Document Services, L.L.C., with over 30 years of legal experience. Kellie has served on the Family Court Improvement Committee at the Arizona Supreme Court since 2019 and also served on the Child Support Guidelines Review Subcommittee for the current 2022 Guidelines. You may reach Kellie at email@example.com.
Melanie is certified as a legal document preparer with several years experience. She has a bachelor degree in Psychology. Melanie is a divorce paralegal that assists clients in the Mesa office. Kellie and Melanie are a Mother/Daughter team. You may reach Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-307-9306.
Divorce Without Children
We charge $450 for our package price. This is a start to finish price for the terms set forth below. We also file your documents with the Court, deliver to your judge, coordinate service of process when required and track the appropriate time periods.
Divorce With Children
We charge $550 for our package price. This is a start to finish price for the terms set forth below. We also file your documents with the Court, deliver to your judge, coordinate service of process when required and track the appropriate time periods.
Summary Consent Decree Process
Default Decree Process
Summary Consent Decree Process:
That the parties are in complete agreement on all issues.
Both parties are willing to sign the required documents.
The parties do not have a covenant marriage.
The documents to initiate and complete the case are prepared, signed and submitted at the same time.
Service is not required.
The required 60-day waiting period begins from the date of filing, not the date of service.
The court filing fee is less expensive than the combined separate court filing fee for each party.
Default Decree Process:
This process may be utilized when the parties cannot reach an agreement, the other party refuses to be involved in the process, or the Petitioner cannot locate the other party for service.
We complete this process by scheduling a virtual default hearing.
This process requires multiple steps. We assist you with the entire process until your case is complete.
If the parties are not able to reach an agreement before filing, and later do reach an agreement during the process, they may utilize this process. This will require the Petitioner to initiate the case and the Respondent to be served.
This process may also be utilized if the parties have a covenant marriage and agree to dissolve their marriage.
If the Respondent files a response after the Petitioner initiates the case and serves the Respondent, the case is considered a contested divorce. We can assist with contested divorces. Our package price covers the process up until the Resolution Conference before your assigned judge. If the case proceeds to trial, we have a separate package price to assist with disclosure, the pretrial statement and exhibits.
Filing fees vary depending on the county where you file your documents. You may qualify for a deferral or waiver of your filing fee with the Court.
An Acceptance of Service is included with our package price, or we can arrange for a process server to serve your documents either locally or anywhere in the United States. We may also assist you with publication, if required. We primarily prepare and serve documents in Maricopa and Pinal County Superior Courts.
YOU ARE NOT DIVORCED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE A DIVORCE DECREE FROM THE COURT. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR DECREE, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE DIVORCE PARALEGAL ASSISTING YOU WITH YOUR CASE.
STATUS OF YOUR CASE:
To check status of your case, you are welcome to call our offices or check status of your case online.
Check Status of Your Case with Maricopa County Superior Court
IMPORTANT – the court docket does not update immediately when documents are filed with the court.
You may also open an ECR account. This account allows you to view and print every document in your case. Important: Please enter the information that is on your driver’s license to successfully open your account. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the divorce paralegal assisting you with your case.
Set Up an ECR Account
If your case involves children, you are required to take a parenting class. Classes are now taken online through the Maricopa County Superior Court website at the following link:
Parenting Class Information – Maricopa County
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE JUDGE ASSIGNED TO YOUR CASE?
Simply click below to find out information regarding the Judge assigned to your case.
Maricopa County Judge Biographies
Frequently Asked Question
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL LINKS:
Pre Decree Frequently Asked Questions
Post Decree Frequently Asked Questions
Post Decree Child Support
Protective Order Center