Family – It’s What Counts

 We are built on integrity, compassion and quality assistance. We are committed to finding realistic resolutions for your Divorce and Family issues based on your objectives. The notion of Fairness is most important in Family matters, because your Family should be the most important issue in your life. Families can be together Forever, but not always in the same house or neighborhood.

We don’t always choose the outcome of our lives. There are times in our lives when we may be facing a family matter that needs to be resolved through the courts. Not just for you but for all those involved. Hopefully, You have discussed it and agreed on many of the hard decisions. Whether it is a divorce, guardianship, custody resolution or even a legal name change, you have decided that it is time to get it done and move forward.

A common problem  many people face when coming to the decision of resolving a legal family matter is being able to afford the process. Studies have shown that the cost of settling a family matter through the legal system is the number one reason these issues go unresolved for long periods of time. The main reason for those high costs and fees are litigation. At Divorce Self Help Legal Center we can provide you with LOW COST Options.

At Divorce Self Help Legal Center we know the family law system and can guide you through the process and documentation from beginning  to end. If you are facing divorce, custody resolution, paternity, or other family matters, we will keep you informed of all court requirements, prepare the needed documentation, and even file the needed forms and documents with the courts on your behalf. It can very overwhelming, it is our job to make this as easy and simple as possible. It is important that the client understands their rights and the rights of others. This process can be less stressful, if the client feels at ease and comfortable with those they are working with. We don’t mind repeating questions and answers, until you are confident of the outcome of the process.

 Time Can Change Everything

Children grow-up, jobs change, people move, you can become aware that the terms of a settlement you reached years ago simply doesn’t work for your current family situation. If this is you, we can assist with filing a Request for Order with the court to start the process you need to legally change parenting plans, child visitation guidelines and even child support.

Here at the Legal Center, we focus on you and your needs. If you are looking for an affordable, uncontested resolution, we can help.

Our Family Law Services:


Sometimes divorce seems to be the best option to move forward in life. Getting divorced can be a hardship on all family members. When all who are involved are in agreement, or feel they can come to an agreement, the Legal Center can help to document the specific details, complete and process all the needed court filings for your situation, work through and complete the Marriage Settlement Agreement and any other forms or motions that may be needed for your specific case.

Marriage dissolutions do not need to be  complicated but they need to follow a very specific legal process. We will work with you to ensure that nothing is missed and your desired outcome is reached.


Paternity is the legal relationship between a child and their biological father. Paternity law deals with the rights and obligations of both the biological father and the child. A child’s paternity may be relevant in relation to issues of legitimacy, inheritance and rights to a putative father’s title or surname, as well as the biological father’s rights to custody and obligations for child support.

A paternity action may be needed to establish and protect the rights of your child born outside of marriage or your current marriage, concerning child support, custody, visitation and even medical expenses. Divorce Self help Legal Center can help you with all needed documentation and court filings. Don’t put this important child’s right off or go it alone.

Name Change

It is possible to change your name. Of course, there is legal process to do this. A legally sanctioned name change generally refers to the legal act by a person of adopting a name different from their name at birth, marriage or adoption. The procedures and ease of a name change are embedded in Family Law and can be processed through the court system.

Contact Divorce Self Help Legal Center today for an appointment and we can assist you to legally complete this action.

Child Custody

The parents rights and obligations are crucial to a child’s well being. The Court recognizes this and wants what’s best for All parties involved. Child custody, or parenting schedule, is the legal and practical relationship between a parent and their child, such as the duty to care for the child. Legal custody is often shared between the parents so the major decision here is determining which parent will have physical custody of the children and how much parent-time should be given to the other, noncustodial parent.

Our office can provide you with assistance in all areas of the child custody legal requirements, including document preparation, court filing of the documents starting with your hearing dates and all through the process.

Child Support

The financial obligations of the child is another key element to the child’s wellbeing. Child support is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of their child. When a level of child support is agreed by both parents it is important that the agreement is properly documented in the marriage dissolution within the Marriage Settlement Agreement and proper court documents.

Divorce Self Help Legal Center will assist you with all the required documentation, complete, and file them with the court. Anything in this area not resolved by mutual agreement invites the court in to adjudicate. You can keep control of these items with strong, well documented agreements filed with the courts. Divorce Self Help Legal Center will provide the professional service you need for this.


Sometimes there arises a need to appoint or assign a legal guardian. A guardian is a person that is appointed by the court to make decisions about the care of another person. This can involve a minor child or an adult. The legal proceedings is a two step process that mostly involves completing all the required documents and court approved forms in advance. The first step is to acquire Temporary Guardianship and the second is to make it permanent.

Divorce Self Help Legal Center can help you with all needed documentation and court filings for a guardianship. Contact us for your appointment today.


Unfortunately, sometimes violence is an issue that must be dealt with. If it is necessary to seek a Restraining Order and protect you and your loved ones from Violence. We are here to provide you with the ability to get protection through a Restraining Order. It is important to seek assistance as soon as possible as to eliminate an escalating situation. No one wants to be a victim of Domestic Violence. Always know your options and be smart about protecting yourself and your loved ones. Helping you navigate through this legal roadmap is our Job.

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Divorce Self-Help Legal Centers


1744 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM -5:00 PM


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