Flat Fee Legal Paperwork

Just need help with the paperwork?
We'll guide you through the process and draft all the legal documents.

Divorce Paperwork Services

Also called a "Kitchen Table Divorce", this flat fee service is for couples who already agree on all of the terms of their divorce and are looking for a professional legal drafting service at a set price. 

Together, you and your spouse decide how you want to allocate your assets, liabilities, cash flow, parenting decisions (custody), and parenting time (visitation). 

After an agreement is reached, we handle the drafting and filing of appropriate documents with the Court through final judgment.

You and your spouse work out your agreement together.
We take care of all the legal paperwork.
Expert guidance. Flat fee pricing.

How is this different than mediation?

A "Kitchen Table Divorce" is not mediation, since the couple will not be meeting with a neutral mediator to assist them in their agreement. You and your spouse negotiate the details of your separation on your own (without substantial help from professionals, such as attorneys or mediators.)

This approach is appropriate when there is little or no conflict, few assets or debts, no complex issues, and both parties are comfortable negotiating for themselves.

The couple will receive a several questionnaires which they complete around “the kitchen table” in the comfort of their own home.  We then use this information to draft the necessary paperwork.

*If you require assistance in reaching an agreement though mediation, we do offer a Flat Fee Divorce Mediation service.
Flat Fee Divorce Paperwork Services: What's included?

  • All your questions answers regarding the process.
  • Straightforward questionnaires to assist you in gathering information.
  • All phone and email support.
  • Preparation and drafting of all initial pleading documents.
  • Preparation and drafting of all mandatory financial disclosure documents.
  • Preparation and drafting of the final agreement and attachments.
  • Up to 1 revision of the final agreement.
  • We handle all Court filing and service of documents.
  • We receive and manage all Court correspondence.

How much is the Flat Fee?

As part of our document preparation services, Conscious Divorce offers the Kitchen Table Divorce package for a reasonable $1,800 flat fee (for most cases).

*Our flat fees do not include Court filing fees, which are to be paid directly to the Court. As of 8/1/2018, Court filing fees for divorce in California are $435.

How do we get started?

Contact us at (619) 800-1801 to schedule a free introductory phone call with attorney/mediator Michael Cotugno to discuss your situation and to see our services are a good fit for you.

You can do the call together, as a conference call, or each speak with Michael individually. It's your preference.

If after the initial call, you would like to meet in person, we can schedule an 1 hour consultation at our office for $90.  If you decide to move forward with any of our services, the $90 consultation fee will be credited towards your account.

Once you decide you'd like to move forward, we send you a fee agreement and payment link. After those are submitted, we send you a series of questionnaires that assist us in collecting information needed to draft the initial paperwork.
Contact us to discuss your options.
(619) 800-1801 

Additional Document Services

Flat Fee "a la carte" services, as needed.

Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement or a prenup for short, occurs prior to a marriage.

A postnuptial agreement, also called a postnup, is entered into after the marriage has taken place.

In either case, both spouses determine the parameters of the agreement, and come to a clear understanding on the division of assets, debts and other marital obligations in the event of a divorce or death.

  • All your questions answered.
  • All phone and email communication.
  • 1 hour meeting with attorney/mediator Michael Cotugno (via phone or in person).
  • Drafting and preparation of the agreement.
  • Up to 2 revisions of the final agreement.
Conscious Divorce offers a $1,200 flat-fee prenup document preparation service for individuals and couples who desire a formal premarital or postmarital agreement.
Qualified Domestic Relations Order

A qualified domestic relations order, or QDRO for short, is a legal order, entered as part of a divorce or legal separation, that splits and changes ownership of a retirement plan to give the divorced spouse their share of the asset or pension plan.

QDROs apply only to employee benefit or pension plans subject to ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the American law governing private sector pensions.

Conscious Divorce offers experienced QDRO preparation for a reasonable flat-fee of $1,200 (for most cases).

Additional Questions?

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