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Legal Document Preparation Fees – Are You Getting a Fair Deal?

What are considered fair and reasonable legal document preparation fees one can expect to pay for non-attorney legal document help? Just like attorneys, each Legal Document Assistant firm sets their own legal document preparation fees for the services they offer. Other than in bankruptcy, there are no fee schedules mandated by California statutes or other consumer agency for document preparation services. Therefore, when shopping for legal document help and legal document preparation services, consumers typically find that there is a considerable discrepancy between what one company charges from another.

As operated as a legal document assistant company since 1980, we have seen many companies come and go. We have found that the common thread with the companies that “go” is that they get greedy and price themselves out of business.

Our Pricing Philosophy

Our philosophy in pricing our services has remained constant over the years. We set our legal document preparation fees on what we believe is a “fair and reasonable price” for the convenience of having professional assistance in preparing and processing documentation. After all, we understand that some people might be able to prepare their legal paperwork if they were willing to spend countless hours researching and going to the self-help center. In other words, we base our fees taking into consideration “value” as well as “convenience.”

Furthermore, we keep our prices competitive. When we compared our rates to those offered by other companies, in almost every case, we found our fees to be at least $200.00 less than our competitor’s published for the same service!

We have discovered the secret to providing cheap legal document services. How can we offer our services for such low fees? Rather than raising our fees over the years, our legal document preparation fees have remained stable by refining processes and taking advantage of technology. In other words, we have been able to cut the amount of time expended spent performing the same tasks that we did years ago. The result is that our clients continue to pay the absolute lowest fee offered in the legal industry for their service without sacrificing professionalism or quality of service.

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A People’s Choice can save you hundreds of dollars by preparing your legal documents instead of an expensive attorney!


Compare Legal Document Preparation Fees Before You Buy

We encourage potential customers to shop around because we are confident you will not find a lower fee for the legal document preparation you are seeking. We guarantee you will always receive top of the line service when you choose A People’s Choice for your legal document preparation; and your matter will be handled with the utmost professionalism. But don’t take our word for it. Check out what our customers have said on Yahoo, Google, Superpages.com and Yelp (be sure to check the Yelp filtered reviews too)!

A People’s Choice offers full service non-attorney legal document preparation services and provides document preparation for filing throughout California.

By |2018-09-22T09:29:10-07:00June 19th, 2013|Legal Document Assistants, Miscellaneous|2 Comments

About the Author:

Sandra M. McCarthy, founder of A People’s Choice Inc., has worked exclusively in the legal field since 1976. She served as the 2004-2005 President of CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants). She obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her career in the legal field, she has worked as a freelance paralegal, law office manager and paralegal studies teacher, and has co-authored numerous legal publications and written hundreds of self-help legal articles. As a registered Legal Document Assistant, Sandy is dedicated to providing affordable, low-cost, self-help document preparation services for California consumers in all 58 counties.


  1. Lori Stockton September 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Looking for a LDA to prepare the initial documents for dissolution. How much (approximately) am I looking at as a fee?

    • Sandy McCarthy September 22, 2018 at 9:16 am

      We currently offer 3 tiers of pricing for divorce, legal separation and/or annulment based on your case. Please click here for our current pricing page. Please note that any Court filing fees required in your case are not included in our fees and fees quoted on our website above are for our document preparation only. We also facilitate filing of the paperwork through the various steps.

      We understand that everyone has a very busy schedule these days, so A People’s Choice offers extended telephone hours Monday through Sunday (7 days a week) from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. Please give us a call when it is more convenient to talk about your divorce needs and how we can help you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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