Divorce Paperwork Services

Also called the "Kitchen Table Divorce", this service is ideal for couples who just need professional assistance with drafting the divorce paperwork. 

What is a "kitchen table divorce"?

A “kitchen table divorce,” is when you and your spouse negotiate the details of your separation on your own without substantial help from professionals, such as attorneys or mediators.

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

Once an agreement is reached, a legal document drafting service is used to assist the couple in filing the appropriate documents with the Court.

How is this different than a DIY divorce?

You or your spouse may choose the DIY approach, which involves preparing and filing the required Court documents yourselves, or you may choose to seek professional assistance in drafting the forms, which is why we offer the Kitchen Table Divorce document preparation service.

We offer this service to separating couples who are able to develop a divorce agreement on their own, but who still want to make sure that everything is handled properly and that they have an adequate understanding of the process before finalizing the divorce. 

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.
Is this the same as an uncontested divorce?

Spouses that are successful doing their own divorce are almost always in agreement, thus they are doing an “uncontested divorce”.

In an uncontested divorce, the spouses agree on everything and do not need the court to divide assets or make determinations about spousal or child support or custody.

In general, an uncontested divorce will proceed through the system more quickly, be much less complicated, and less of a financial burden.

Contact us to discuss your options.
(619) 800-1801 
What's included in the Flat Fee Divorce Paperwork Package?

  • 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.

Additional Questions?

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Serving the County of San Diego.