What types of documents can an Legal Document Assistant assist me with?

Legal Document Assistants (LDAs) offer a broad range of document preparation services, tailored to cater to various legal needs. While not exhaustive, here are some of the common document categories and types that LDAs can help you prepare:

Family Law:

  • Divorce Papers: Including petitions, financial disclosures, marital settlement agreements, and final judgments.
  • Child Custody and Visitation Agreements: Helping you outline the terms of child custody, visitation schedules, and support.
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: Drafting agreements that outline asset distribution and other terms before or after marriage.

Real Estate:

  • Deeds: Including quitclaim deeds, grant deeds, and deed of trusts.
  • Lease Agreements: For both residential and commercial properties.
  • Property Transfer Documents: Assisting in the documentation required for transferring property ownership.

Estate Planning:

  • Wills: Helping you draft a document that outlines how you'd like your assets to be distributed after your passing.
  • Powers of Attorney: Drafting documents that grant someone the authority to make decisions on your behalf, be it for health or financial matters.
  • Living Trusts: Assisting in creating a trust that allows you to place your assets in a trust for your benefit during your lifetime and designating their distribution upon your death.

Contracts and Agreements:

  • Business Contracts: Including partnership agreements, service contracts, and purchase agreements.
  • Personal Contracts: Such as loan agreements, promissory notes, or personal service agreements.

Civil Litigation:

  • Small Claims Documents: Assisting with the paperwork required for small claims court cases.
  • Responses and Complaints: Helping in drafting responses to lawsuits or complaints.

Business Formation:

  • Business Entity Documents: Assisting in the preparation of documents related to setting up LLCs, corporations, or other business entities.
  • Operating Agreements: Drafting agreements that outline the operational processes of a company.


  • Name Change Petitions: Assisting with the paperwork required to legally change your name.
  • Guardianship Forms: Helping with the documentation to establish guardianship.

It's important to note that while LDAs are skilled in preparing these documents, the specific services they offer may vary based on their training, expertise, and specialization. Before engaging with an LDA, it's a good practice to discuss your specific needs to ensure they align with the LDA's expertise.

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