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Divorce Legal Document Preparers


Are you looking for  divorce services and are tired of the high cost of using an attorney? Using a certified legal document preparer service for your uncontested divorce may be a more affordable option.  AZ Statewide Paralegal is certified by the Arizona Supreme Court to provide legal services to residents of Phoenix and its surrounding communities.

Our Divorce services save you thousands in legal fees

The divorce process is simple and hassle free.  Simply schedule a consultation with one of our certified legal document preparers either over the phone, online or in office.  We ask you all of the questions that we need answers to prepare your divorce documents from start to finish.  At the end of the consultation, we ask you to pay our fee plus the filing and service of process fees if required.  We then schedule your signing appointment in less than 1 week and you are on your way.  We track all of the deadlines and file the remaining documents for you at the appropriate times.  We send you a timeline letter so you know when the Divorce may be finalized.  All you have to do is sign!

NOTE: We cannot provide legal  advice and prepare your documents according to your direction.  However, we can provide options and inform you of the divorce process and we will proceed at your direction.  We will advise you to seek legal advice if at anytime you make it clear that you need some legal advice. We are here for you.
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Legal Decision Making (Custody)

Legal Decision Making (Custody)     Custody paralegal

Custody as it was formerly known is now referred to as Legal decision making. The issue of who makes legal decisions for the children is a sensitive area of family law and the court always treads carefully when considering the best interests of children.  Whether establishing legal decision making (custody) or modifying child custody or even terminating the parental rights of a child, the standard of proof that the court always considers is whatever is in the child’s best interest.

Establishing or Modifying Legal Decision Making (Child Custody)

There are several ways to establish legal decision making (child custody) in Arizona. The most common cases for establishing child custody are through a dissolution of marriage or through a paternity action.  Both a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) and Complaint for Paternity, for parents who are not married, may include a request to award one or both of the parents the ability to make legal decisions for the children such as health decisions, educational decisions, religious decisions and personal care decisions. Both parents are awarded parenting time not just one of the parents.  The standard in Arizona now is that both parents should be awarded equal parenting time unless it is proven that it would be in the children’s best interests not to award equal parenting time.

What if the parents are married but not living together? If the parents have been separated for a long time, one of the parents may file a Petition to establish legal decision making (custody), parenting time and child support.

If the parents were never married and one of the parents applies for AHCCCS, food stamps etc., the State of Arizona, Department of Economic Security will ask for information on the other parent for the purposes of establishing paternity in order to obtain child support from the other parent.  The State of Arizona is not interested in the legal decision making (custody) or parenting time issues that may have not been ordered between the parents and as such they will file the Complaint for Paternity and ask that the issues of custody and parenting time remain unadjudicated.  The parents may then file a Petition to Establish Custody and Parenting Time separately.


Do you already have a child custody order in Arizona? If there was an order regarding the issue of child custody entered either in a Dissolution of Marriage or through a Paternity action and one of the parents wants to change legal custody, then there are several factors that are considered before even granting a hearing to modify child custody.  Changing the legal custody of a child is considered to be a huge impact on the life of a child and therefore a hearing is not granted unless adequate cause has been shown to grant the hearing.  According to the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, the court considers the wishes of the child, wishes of the parents, whether or not the parents have attended the mandatory parent education class, the mental and physical health of all parties involved, whether the child has adjusted to his or her surroundings, whether joint custody is logistically possible, who is more likely to encourage frequent and meaningful contact and many other factors relating to the child’s best interests.  The easiest way to modify child custody is when both parents agree to it.  Absent an agreement, a child custody order is difficult to change once ordered.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney.


Phoenix Paralegals (602) 253-1515 save you thousands in legal fees.

Divorce without an AttorneyPhoenix and Tucson locations

Save thousands in legal fees. If you are looking for a Phoenix paralegal for divorce, child support, custody, and more, AZ Statewide Paralegal has offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.  If you need to file in any county in Arizona, you can get started online or by phone.

Online consultations available

Click here to start your divorce case online.  Fill out our easy questionnaire, pay online, and schedule your signing appointment when convenient for you.  It’s that easy.

Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparers

You will be assigned a legal document preparer who will walk you through the process every step of the way.  Your assigned legal document preparer is available in person, by phone and online so you will never be alone.  We do all of the work for you. All you have to do is sign and appear in court, if a court appearance is required.  Ask us how to avoid a court appearance; you may qualify.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney.

Use our Arizona Paralegals for easy Divorce Online or by Phone

Online Consultations for Divorce Services

(520) 327-4000 or visit us at www.azstatewideparalegal.com

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With our online consultation system your legal matter is as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1. Complete the online questionnaire with our secure forms and pay your fees
Step 2. We will email or mail your documents to you in 5 business days
Step 3. Return your signed documents to us for filing (if required)

It’s that easy! Click the Divorce link to get started with our secure online questionnaire!

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Divorce documents in Phoenix and Tucson? Use a paralegal

Divorce without an AttorneyCan I use a paralegal for an uncontested divorce if I live in Phoenix, Arizona?

Paralegals in Phoenix, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona have been preparing divorce documents without an attorney for years.  An uncontested divorce means that the opposing party has not prepared and filed a Response to the Divorce with the Superior Court including  paying the required filing fee. In Pima County,  Arizona, the Superior Court requires that the filing fee be paid to the Court when the Response is filed.

If I file the Response for my Divorce but do not pay the filing fee will it still be filed?

If the filing fee is not paid the Court will not consider that a Response was filed and the Petitioner can proceed with filing an Application for Default.  A default Decree may be entered by the Judge in the Petitioner’s favor. The bottom line is that the Respondent must pay their filing fee. Tucson Divorce Paralegal.

Note: The above information is provided for your convenience. It is not intended to be legal advice of any kind. No attorney/client relationship is created by you reading this information. If you have legal questions, please contact an attorney.