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Arizona Legal Services Paralegal Documents
DIVORCE/FAMILY LAW:
DIVORCE WITH NO CHILDREN:
ANNULMENT WITH NO CHILDREN:
LEGAL SEPARATION WITH NO CHILDREN:
$300.00
(Payment Plan Available)

  1. Default Divorce, Annulment, or Legal Separation: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion. There is only 1 filing fee to the Court of $338.00, making this procedure the least expensive. The petitioner will attend a default hearing to obtain the final decree.

  2. Consent Decree for Divorce, Annulment, or Legal Separation. This procedure takes about 3 months for completion. There is no Court hearing, both parties are agreeable to the terms and provision set forth in the Decree and willingly sign the final documents. There is the initial filing fee to the Court of $338.00, plus a second filing fee to the Court of $269.00 which is paid at the time of submitting the final documentation.
DIVORCE WITH CHILDREN:
LEGAL SEPARATION WITH CHILDREN:
$400.00
(Payment Plan Available)

  1. Default Divorce or Legal Separation: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion. There is only 1 filing fee to the Court of $338.00, making this procedure the least expensive. I will calculate child support amounts for you. You must also attend a Parent Information Class Program.

  2. Stipulation and Consent Decree for Divorce, Annulment or Legal Separation. This procedure takes about 3 months for completion. There is no Court hearing, both parties are agreeable to the terms and provision set forth in the Decree and willingly sign the final documents. There is the initial filing fee to the Court of $338.00, plus a second filing fee to the Court of $269.00 which is paid at the time of submitting the final documentation. I will calculate child support amounts for you. Both parties must also attend a Parent Information Class Program.
PETITION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE:
TEMPORARY ORDERS
$300.00
(Payment Plan Available)

To obtain a hearing during the pendency of a case to ask for temporary orders for such things as temporary child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, awarding exclusive use of community property, and apportionment of community debts. This Petition must be served on the responding party by process service or restricted certificate mail.

PETITION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE:
MODIFICATION ORDERS
$350.00
(Payment Plan Available)

To obtain a hearing after an Order has been entered by the Court to change or modify an existing or prior order. There is a Court filing fee of $84.00 and the responding party must be served by process service.

PETITION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: CONTEMPT
$350.00
(Payment Plan Available)

To obtain a hearing after an Order has been entered by the Court and one party is not adhering to that existing or prior Court order, i.e. not paying child support, spousal support, health insurance, uncovered medical expenses, etc. There is a Court filing fee of $84.00 and the responding party must be served by process service.

STIPULATION TO MODIFY EXISTING
OR PRIOR ORDERS
$250.00
(Payment Plan Available)

If both parties are agreeable to modifying or changing a prior Court order, this change can be done by stipulation or agreement by the parties. There is a Court filing fee of $84.00, but no process service charge and no hearing.

REQUEST TO CHANGE/STOP CHILD SUPPORT
(Simplified Method)
$300.00
(Payment Plan Available)

The change to increase or decrease child support must be 15% or greater. This Request is also used to stop child support once a minor child has attained the age of 18 years and has graduated from high school. The Court will not automatically stop child support payments upon a child attaining the age of emancipation of graduation from high school. There is a Court filing fee of $84.00 and the responding party must be served by process service or restricted certified mail.

STIPULATION TO CHANGE/STOP CHILD SUPPORT $250.00
(Payment Plan Available)

If both parties are agreeable to the change of child support amount or stopping of child support, and there are no arrearages or other underlying factors. Request is processed much faster. No Court hearing. Order is signed by Judge and mailed back to parties. There is a Court filing fee of $84.00, and no process service charge.

RESPONSE (to Petition for Divorce, to Petition for Order to Cause, to Request to Stop/Modify Support) $250.00
(Payment Plan Available)

The Court filing fee is $269.00. You have 20 days, if served in Arizona, 30 days if served outside of Arizona to file your Response. Failure to file a Response will allow the Petitioner or Plaintiff or receive all of the relief requested in his or her Petition or Complaint.

QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDER: $400.00
(Payment Plan Available)

Orders a division and apportionment of marital interest in former spouse's retirement funds, pursuant to language set forth in the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage. I will prepare initial draft for review by employer, and also a revision of the QDRO after employer's changes or recommendations, and file with Court after both parties have signed. The employer will then need to receive a certified copy of this QDRO once it has been approved by the Court.

PATERNITY: $400.00
(Payment Plan Available)

  1. Default Paternity: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion. There is only 1 filing fee to the Court of $333.00, making this procedure the least expensive. I will calculate child support amounts for you. You must also attend a Parent Information Class Program. Custody, visitation, support, health insurance coverage, minor child tax deduction credit will be covered, plus any other pertinent issues.

  2. Consent Decree for Paternity. This procedure takes about 3 months for completion. There is no Court hearing, both parties are agreeable to the terms and provision set forth in the Decree and willingly sign the final documents. There is the initial filing fee to the Court of $333,00, plus a second filing fee to the Court of $264.00 which is paid at the time of submitting the final documentation. I will calculate child support amounts for you. Both parties must also attend a Parent Information Class Program. Custody, visitation, support, health insurance coverage, minor child tax deduction credit will be covered, plus any other pertinent issues.

QUIT-CLAIM DEED $ 50.00

Deed whereby one party quit-claims or transfers his or her interest in real property to another person having an interest in the real property. Recording fee of $9.00 to Maricopa County Recorder.

ESTATE PLANNING
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT:
(Simple - With No Minor Child Provisions)
$ 100.00

Document whereby you state how you want your estate to pass upon your death. You must name a person or persons to act as your Personal Representative (Executor) who will oversee the wishes in your Will. Depending on the size of your estate assets at the time of your demise, your estate may or may not have to be probated.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT:
(With Minor Child Provisions)
$ 125.00

Document whereby you state how you want your estate to pass upon your death. You must name a person or persons to act as your Personal Representative (Executor) who will oversee the wishes in your Will. Depending on the size of your estate assets at the time of your demise, your estate may or may not have to be probated. Extra provision for minor children, including the appointment of a guardian, conservator, and/or trustee for the minor child.

HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY: $ 100.00

Document whereby you designate someone to take of your medical needs and make medical decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated and cannot make such decisions on your own, and whereby you designate someone to make the decision to take you off life support and not prolong your life in the event that the doctor(s) have determined that there is no hope for your recovery.

LIVING WILL: $ 75.00

Document whereby you designate someone to take of your medical needs and make medical decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated and cannot make such decisions on your own, and whereby you designate someone to make the decision to take you off life support and not prolong your life in the event that the doctor(s) have determined that there is no hope for your recovery.

GENERAL DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY: $ 100.00

Document whereby you designate someone to take of your everyday needs and financial needs and make financial decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated and cannot make such decisions on your own.

DEEDS (Beneficiary) $ 50.00

Document that is prepared and recorded with the Maricopa County Recorder's office ($9.00 recording fee) whereby you name someone to inherit your real property only after your death and the title to your real property will pass directly from you to the person named as a beneficiary on the Deed as a means of avoiding probate.

PROBATE
SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVIT FOR
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
$ 100.00

Procedure used to transfer decedent's estates pursuant to either the provisions in a Last Will and Testament or pursuant to intestate succession (to family members and other entities according to statute when no Will was executed) providing estate assets are under $50,000.00.

SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVIT FOR
TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY
$ 250.00

Procedure used to transfer real property of decedent's estates pursuant to either the provisions in a Last Will and Testament or pursuant to intestate succession (to family members and other entities according to statute when no Will was executed) providing real estate assets are under $75,000.00. There is a filing fee of $268.00 to the Court and a recording fee of $9.00 to the Maricopy County Recorder.

INFORMAL PROBATE $ 400.00
(Payment Plan Available)

Procedure used to transfer decedent's estate assets pursuant to the provisions in a Last Will and Testament or pursuant to intestate succession (to family members and other entities according to statute when no Will was executed) providing personal property assets are over $50,000.00 and/or real property assets are over $75,000.00, or if probate is required in order to transfer property. There is no Court hearing. Documentation is filed with the Probate Register. There is a Court filing fee of $268.00, certified copy of Letters fee of $27.00, and publication costs for Notice to Creditors of $37.00.

FORMAL PROBATE $ 500.00
(Payment Plan Available)

Procedure used to transfer decedent's estate assets pursuant to the provisions in a Last Will and Testament or pursuant to intestate succession (to family members and other entities according to statute when no Will was executed) providing estate assets are over $50,000.00, or if probate is required in order to transfer property . There is a Court hearing for the appointment of Personal Representative. Documentation is filed with the Probate Register. There is a Court filing fee of $268.00, certified copy of Letters fee of $27.00, and publication costs for Notice to Creditors of $37.00.

GUARDIANSHIP OF A MINOR
$ 300.00
(payment plan available)

Procedure whereby someone is appointed as a Guardian of a minor (under age 18). This person is responsible for the care and general welfare of the minor. The minor must not have any assets over $5,000.00. There is a hearing for appointment of the Guardian. There is a hearing for appointment of the Guardian. There is a Court filing fee of $268.00, certified copy of Letters fee of $27.00.

CONSERVATORSHIP OF A MINOR $ 400.00
(payment plan available)

Procedure whereby someone is appointed as a Conservator of a minor (under age 18). This person is responsible for the financial care of the minor. There is a hearing for appointment of the Conservator. There is a Court filing fee of $268.00, certified copy of Letters fee of $27.00.

GUARDIANSHIP OF AN ADULT
INCAPACITATED PERSON
$ 400.00
(payment plan available)

Procedure whereby someone is appointed as the Guardian of an adult who is need of someone to be responsible for the care and general welfare of that adult, due to mental or physical incapacities. The adult must not have any assets over $5,000.00 There is a Court filing fee of $268.00, certified copy of Letters fee of $27.00.

CONSERVATORSHIP OF AN ADULT
INCAPACITATED PERSON
$ 500.00
(payment plan available)

Procedure whereby someone is appointed as the Conservator of an adult who is need of someone to be responsible for the care and general welfare of that adult, due to mental or physical incapacities. The adult would have assets over $5,000.00. There is a hearing for appointment of the Conservator. An attorney is appointed to represent the incapacitated adult and a court investigator is appointment to review the qualifications of the potential Conservator and the circumstances warranting the necessity for the appointment. There is a Court filing fee of $268.00, certified copy of Letters fee of $27.00.

NAME CHANGE OF ADULT $ 250.00
(payment plan available)

Procedure whereby someone petitions the court to have his or her name legally changed. There is a hearing before the Court. The filing fee is $319.00.

DISCLAIMER: Dawn Kaiser is NOT AN ATTORNEY, and therefore cannot attend hearings on your behalf, nor offer any legal advice. The purpose of a paralegal and certified document preparer is to prepare legal documents at low cost, and provide procedural information only to clients. Should you wish to obtain legal advice, referrals to attorneys can be provided.